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How to Build a Homemade Squat Rack

Before social distancing orders were put into place, access to a barbell, squat rack, weight plates on weight plates on weight plates was a short drive to the gym away. But nearly half a year into the coronavirus pandemic, and most studios and gyms are still closed. Sigh.

So, you may be noodling on ways to finagle some sort of squat stand into your garage, basement, or living room. I'm with you. Just last night, after measuring out the spare space in my bedroom-turned-office, I was furiously googling "homemade squat rack" and "cheap squat rack." Truthfully, the search results were pretty bleak.

That's why I rang up three of my favorite fitness pros for advice on how to build a homemade squat rack, and they had some helpful ideas.

Why Squat Racks Rock

HGTV-ing your own squat rack is no small feat. So if you need a refresher on why building one is worth the work, here's a reminder!

For starters, you can crank out weighted barbell front and back squats (both of which are full-body movements) with the help of a squat rack. "When done with proper form, barbell front and back squats can help you build muscle in your quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, core, and more," says Brianna Bernard, an Isopure nutrition coach personal trainer. And building muscles has perks like increased muscle mass, reduced body fat, boosted metabolism, and more, says Bernard. Woot! (See more: 11 Major Health Benefits of Lifting Weights)

Plus, squats aren't the only move you can do with a squat stand. Squat racks allow you to easily do other strength movements like barbell lunges, Bulgarian split squats, shoulder press, and more, adds celebrity fitness trainer Oscar Smith, owner and founder of O-D Studio, a personal training gym in New York City.

"If the squat rack allows you to adjust the height of the barbell, you can even do movements like the bench press, inverted barbell row, chin-up, pull-up, and inclined push-up," says Smith.

But Store-Bought Squat Racks Are Pricey AF

With all the different movement options, there's no doubt: a squat rack is a great investment to make for a home gym. The problem? Even the most streamlined rack will cost you at least a couple hundred dollars. For example, this CAP Barbell Deluxe Power Rack ranges from $$ (Buy It, from $, depending on color, this Rogue Squat Stand I've been eyeing is $ (Buy It, $,, while more souped-up racks like this Titan Fitness Competition Rack (Buy It, $1,, rings up at more than a grand.

Not to mention, you'll likely need to invest in a standard 45lb barbell (Buy It, $,, some weight plates (Buy It, from $,, and bar clips (Buy It, $14, too. Yeah, yikes&#x;home gyms don't always come cheap.

And even if the cost isn't a huge factor, "in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, finding in-stock squat racks is even more difficult as tracking down a few rolls of toilet paper," says Bernard. (Raise your hand if you've also been refreshing Rogue's homepage since, like, March? 🙋)

Luckily, a trip to Home Depot or Lowe's and a little creativity is all you need to build a homemade squat rack. "Depending on what you use, it could even cost you as little as $25," says Smith. (Related: Homemade Weights That Will Enhance Your Workout On A Budget)

How to Make a Homemade Squat Rack

When you're ready to get swole and crafty, check out some of the most-popular homemade squat rack ideas below. And remember: "Your safety is of utmost importance, and having a pound barbell on your back is probably not the best time to take big risks, should your squat rack hack malfunction mid-set," says Bernard. So, no matter what, use common sense and *don't* use anything wobbly. Your safety isn't worth a set or five of back squats.

But for the sake of safety, before you try a make-shift squat rack, watch this video about how to properly bail on a back squat. That way, if something does go haywire with your rack you can dump the weight from your back without hurting yourself.

1. Homemade Step Ladder Squat Rack

"Take two step ladders, that are about 5 feet high, then plop a barbell on top," says Smith. Easy!

When choosing ladders, the two important factors to keep in mind are height and load. "You want the barbell to be at a height that you can dip underneath the bar, and lift it when you stand up (without getting on your tip-toes)," says Smith. Typically, optimal bar height will be around six to 12 inches shorter than the height of your head. So, if you're 5'8", you're going to want two ladders that are 5ish feet tall like this 5 Foot Louisville Ladder (Buy It, $58, But if you're closer to 5', a ladder closer to 4' like this 4 Foot Louisville Ladder (Buy It, $51, is a better pick.

Before you buy, be sure to peak at the ladder's weight capacity. Most ladders can hold pounds, so unless you're squatting huge weights, there should be no issue. But for the sake of safety, take a peek, K? (Speaking of lifting heavy AF, here's what you need to know about working toward a one-rep max).

Oh, and because the barbell will roll off the ladder unless you're holding it, Smith recommends securing rubber corner-guards to the corners of the top platform. This Roving Cove eight-pack only puts you out $12 bucks (Buy It, $12,, but if you have any baby-proofing table-guards hanging around, those should work too.

Total estimated cost: ~$

2. Milk Crate Squat Rack

Looking for something you can easily assemble and dismantle? Grab some milk crates&#x;Muscle Rack Black Milk Crate (Buy It, $20 for two,;because when they're not trucking milk, they can be used to hold your barbell. "You can literally just make two stacks of three or four milk crates and sit a barbell between them," says Smith.

While he says these are pretty darn sturdy, you can zip-tie the crates in each stack together for extra reassurance. If you put the open side of the crates pointing up (like this person did), the weight plates on the barbell should be able to nestle right into the opening. If, for whatever reason, you need to flip them over, to keep the bar from rolling off the top of the crates, try using those aforementioned rubber stoppers. Or, take a page from one Redditor's playbook and plop two ten-pound weight plates on top.

Total estimated cost: ~$60

3. DIY Tire Squat Rack

If you've got access to a boat-load of tires, stack them! "You might be able to go to a junkyard or your town's tire shop to get old tires for free," says Smith. Truthfully though, if not, this isn't your most cost-effective option. After all, one tire will cost you $ and you'll need at least six. (A bright side: Then you have some tires for flipping, should you want to add that to your workout!)

Total estimated cost: ~$

4. Wood plans

Are you, like, reallyyy good at putting together Ikea furniture? If so, consider building a squat rack out of wood, nails, and screws. "I have a number of clients who found a building plan online and have hand-crafted beautiful wooden squat racks that are both functional and safe," says Bernard.

You can usually lift pretty damn heavy with these things, too. For instance, "I've used a self-made squat rack out of 4x4's and 2x4's with the ability to squat over pounds and bench over pounds," says CJ Hammond, XPS certified personal trainer with RSP Nutrition. Pretty impressive, right?

The material for a simple DIY like this homemade squat rack or this homemade squat rack will put you out $50 or less. "Just don't leave it in the middle of the middle of the yard where termites exist," says Hammond.

Total estimated cost: ~$50

And If You Don't Have a Squat Rack? Don't Worry, You've Still Got Options!

Not good with a hammer? Don't wanna deal with Home Depot? Can't find a barbell and plates to go with your squat rack? Fear not. It's entirely possible to weight your squats&#x;and do movements like the push-press, bench-press, or weighted lunge&#x;without a rack or barbell. *Whisks away droplets of stress sweat.*

If you already have other weights such as dumbbells, kettlebells, or sandbags on hand, Bernard suggests holding the weight in a goblet position. Doing so will really fire up your glutes and core, she says. If the weights you have are lighter than your usual squat weight, she suggests implementing a 3- to 5-second hold at the bottom of each squat to increase the time under tension and thus boost strength gains. You can also add resistance bands to already-weighted moves to fake the feeling of heavier weights.

If not, it's time to see your house through the lens of a lifter. "Cat litter, mulch, 5-gallon water-bottles, old milk jugs, and bags of flour can all be used to weight movements," says Smith. "You can even just throw a bunch of dirt or mud into a garbage bag, tie it up, and use it as a sandbag." (Watch these trainers use household items as workout equipment for even more inspo.)

No Matter What You Use, Be Safe!

Whether pre-global pandemic you were a strength athlete or not, Smith has a word of advice: "Be careful and use less weight than you think you can use to start." It's common for people to lift too much quickly and to side-line themselves with injury, he says. He recommends using less weight and higher rep schemes (think: 4 sets of 8) for at least two weeks to give your body time to adjust to lifting again.

"You can't go back to that original weight, you have to progress your way up," he says. "But if you're consistent you'll get back there in no time." (Related: What to Know About Training Volume If You're New to Lifting Weights)

On that motivating note, please excuse me&#x;I've got a few things to pick up at Lowe's&#x;


DIY Squat Rack Guide

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The Squat Rack is the centerpiece for just about every home gym in the world. However, some people don't have the money or desire to buy a pre-made option. This is where the DIY Squat Rack comes in&#;

I love DIY projects.

I especially love when they're well built and provide an effective piece of equipment for training.

This guide is built based off of two other guides. The parts list is based on Buff Dude's design (they also have an AWESOME YouTube Channel.) The actual build is from Reddit User Holding_my_weiner (great name, right?) HMW said I could post the guide as long as I linked to his Imgur build, so here is that.

This is one the best looking and most functional DIY Squat Racks/Power Racks I've seen. Not only does it look like a beast, the various construction materials and the way it's put together ensure it will perform like a beast for years to come.

Without further ado, I present to you the DIY Squat Rack Guide&#;

(P.S. If you don't have it in you to DIY, check out my recommendations for the best squat racks you can buy.)

Materials Needed for Squat Rack

3/4" Pipe List Needed:

Racking Pins:

  • 2 &#; Chair Flanges
  • 2 &#; 1 1/2 Inch Pipes
  • 2 &#; Pipe Connectors
  • 2 &#; 4 1/2 Inch Pipes
  • 2 &#; Caps

Safety bars:

  • 2 &#; 60 Inch Pipes
  • 2 &#; 4 Inch Pipes
  • 2 &#; 90 Degree Elbows
  • 2 &#; Caps

Pull Up Bar:

  • 1 &#; 60 Inch Pipe
  • 2 &#; Caps

Tools Needed

Build Instructions

1. Collect the necessary materials.

Any big home store will have all that you need.

One suggestion is to make sure all of your boards are straight and true. Dealing with a warped board is not only difficult but also could cause your rack to fail prematurely.

2. Project total should come out to around $

All told, the total came out to less than $ from Home Depot. Not too shabby for a rack that should outlast you, if used properlythat is.

You can also see from the receipt some of the items purchased.

3. Mark Boards " center to center. Use the Square to make sure everything is straight.

Although the picture looks slanted, the lines are actually marked correctly.

This is one of the most important parts of the project. Marking the holes incorrectly can lead to incorrectly drilling the holes, and thus causing the rack to be much weaker than it would have been otherwise.

4. Drill the holes for spotter arms and j-cups.

Using the lines you've marked, drill the holes using either a hand drill or a drill press.

A drill press is highly recommended here as off-center, and slanted holes can hurt the structural integrity of the rack. There's not much worse than being worried about whether your squat rack can hold the weight you've just racked.

Although you can definitely accomplish the task of drilling the holes for the spotter arms and j-cups using a hand drill, your results may end up looking like this:

As you can see, the holes are not only off-center, but they're also slanted. This makes it not only difficult to insert the spotter pins but also pretty close to impossible.

Also, because the holes are off-center, the rack is more susceptible to breaking. Something we want to avoid at all costs.

You can also drill holes for the pull-up bar. The location is up to you, I would just make sure it doesn't intersect with the holes drilled for the spotter's arms.

5. Sand and clean up holes.

Take your sander and make sure all of the holes are clean so that the spotter arms can pass through quickly.

You can also sand and stain the posts at this point if there is a particular look you want to achieve.

6. Cut cross pieces.

Using your hand saw or chop saw, cut the 4-foot cross pieces. You will need a total of six 4-foot pieces, with onebeing used optionally, as shown later on.

You will also need to cut the degree pieces used for the bottom corners.

These will provide more structural integrity for the rack and prevent any swaying while using it for things like pullups.

The size of these don't have to be exact. However, I would suggest making them uniform to give the rack a more professional look.

7. Assemble the rack!

Using your various screws, put the rack together.

The best way to do so is starting off on one post at a time, making sure to keep everything level along the way.

Make sure to use your steel ties in the corners as shown here:

Assembly is pretty self-explanatory.

For extra stability, you can choose to place the optional cross-member at the base of the rack like was done here:

This piece isn't necessary unless you're squatting above lbs. It also helps to keep the rack from swaying during kipping pullups.

8. Admire your work!

In this picture, you can see how the pull-up bar, spotter arms, and j-cups have been attached.

This bad boy is about as versatile as they come.

What if I Don&#;t Want to Build My Own Rack?

I would much rather buy a squat rack than build one.

I understand the love of Do-It-Yourself Projects &#; I have a whole section of the website dedicated to them.

But, to me, a rack that will be holding massive amounts of weight and is something i'll be using just about everytime I'm in the gym deserves extra attention.

Here are a couple racks I would suggest:

Rogue Fitness
Rogue R-3 Power Rack
Rogue R-3 Power Rack

Part of the Rogue Infinity R-Series, our original R-3 Power Rack features 2x3" 11 Steel Gauge uprights (90 3/8" tall) with 5/8” holes in the Westside pattern—1" through the bench


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This is the power rack I use in my gym as show in "The World's Greatest Garage Gym" walk-through as well as in the Ultimate Home Gym Guide.

You can read my full in-depth review here of the rack, but if you want the tl;dr version, this is the best rack for your money.

Rogue Fitness
Rogue SML-2 Squat Stand
Rogue SML-2 Squat Stand

The SML-2 Monster Lite Squat Stand delivers much of the strength and versatility of a power rack in an efficient, compact frame. Featuring 3x3" gauge steel uprights, an adjustable fat/skinny pull-up bar, and 5/8" holes in the Westside spacing pattern, it's an affordable hybrid of Rogue's 90" S-2 and Monster SM-2 squat stands.The American-made SML-2 is equally equipped for squats, bench, pull-ups, clean pulls, floor press, and more. And with a footprint of just 49" x 48", it's a squat stand well suited to both a garage gym or a large-scale training facility.The SML-2 is manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, using (2) heavy-duty gauge 3x3" square laser-cut steel uprights and (3) 2x3" gauge steel base tubes for optimal stability. The unit includes laser-cut 5/8" diameter holes and SAE grade 5 bolt hardware. The finish is our signature black powdercoat.While it's called a squat stand, the 90" SML-2 can be used much like a full-scale power rack, from bench work to pull-ups, clean pulls, floor press, and more. The unit has a weight capacity of 1, LBS, but creates just a 49" x 48" footprint in your gym, making it a space efficient option that gives up little in functionality.Every weld and laser-cut at Rogue is inspected individually at each step of the process for integrity and appearance. Every part is again individually inspected for finish after the powder coat process. The entire package receives a final comprehensive quality assurance check before it's shipped. Once in use, the SML-2 is guaranteed by Rogue for Life.Even without custom additions, the SML-2 comes with all of the hardware and basic accessories necessary to have a pro-caliber squat stand at your disposal. This includes all necessary 5/8" bolts and fasteners, a pair of Monster Lite J-Cups (with protective UHMW plastic inserts), and your choice of either a Fat/Skinny or Single Pull-Up Bar.


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This is actually the first rack I ever had. This is more than enough for just about everybody.

It can hold a tremendous amount of weight and also gives you the ability to do pull-ups.

You can find my full review of it here: Rogue SML-2 Squat Stand Review

Final Thoughts

The DIY Squat Rack is a fun build.

There are a few problems inherent in the build, however.

First, I would make sure you use the heaviest-duty materials possible. This rack could potentially save your life someday.

I'd also suggest buying a commercial rack if you're going to be squatting or pressing over lbs. Wood, although strong, is not as strong as steel. You can also get a mighty fine steel rack for not a whole lot more than a wood rack.

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Homemade Squat and Bench Press Stand


What You Need to Know
Cost: $31
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Medium

Equipment for Squatting, Benching, and Pressing


Material Needed:


  • 3, 5 gallon buckets
  • 3, 50lb. bags of Quikcrete (fast setting)
  • 2, 8ft. 4&#;4&#;s

Step 1:

Go to your local hardware store and pick up your items. At Home Depot they will make 2 cuts for free. I had them cut the 8ft. piece at 5ft., which gave me (2) 5ft. pieces and (2) 3ft. pieces. Take into account how high you want your stands. I originally had it at 60 in. (5ft.), but decided I wanted it a little shorter after I started the project so I had to make two more cuts. I ended up with  (2) 3ft. pieces and (2) 55in. pieces. I am 5&#; 11&#;

Step 2: 

Make your V-Cuts. If you have a skill saw, put it at 45 degrees and make the cut. This step was far more complicated than it needed to be, but if you mess it up you are screwed. If you are unsure how to make a V-Cut, Click on the Diagram picture to enlarge. If you are using a handsaw, just draw a V and cut accordingly. Any questions on this, let me know.




Step 3: Cement Work

Not as many pictures of these steps because it is a little messy and involved. 

There are directions on the back of Quikcrete for setting a fence post, DO NOT use those directions. Mix all of your cement in your 3rd bucket, that is why you bought it.

Cement Tips:

  • Mix small amounts of the bag of dry cement with water, until you eventually use the whole bag
  • Do not mix more than one bag at a time


Put your fence posts together. I duct taped them together and placed them in the bucket. Once you have it mixed according to the instructions on the back of the bag you can now pour it from the mixing bucket around your fence post. It helps if someone will hold the post while you pour. You do not want any cement under the post, that is why it goes in first.


  • Duct tape smaller and large post together
  • Put in one of the dry buckets
  • Mix cement
  • Pour mixed cement around post
  • Let Dry
Use a level to make sure it is straight. The cement should be thick enough to hold it upright with no assistance. Just make sure you make it straight before the cement sets.




That&#;s it! I had some old spray paint I wanted to get rid of so I added that in at the end.


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UPDATE! Part 2 - Garage Gym $50 Dollar DIY Squat/Power Rack - 2020 COVID19 Lock Down


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Working out can be super satisfying, but going to the gym every single day can be a pain. Even building a proper workout area at home can get really expensive. But do you know that you can have a gym set up at you home with a few materials and a lot of enthusiasm to get handy with things? However, the most basic of things such as a squat rack would cost around $, even when they’re found on Craig’s List.

If you’ve always fancied having your very own squat rack at your home, but were sceptical about the budget, worry not! Here are 13 ideas to make a great Squat Rack Ideas to try by yourself.

  1. Use Wood; Simple yet Sturdy

Wood is one of the materials that’s easily available. So, just keep your squat rack simple and minimalistic, with some planks of strong wood, a metal bar and some screws. And voila, you have a basic, simple yet really sturdy rack that’s ready for some workout.

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  1. Bucket Racks

This is the easiest and most cost efficient way to build a squat rack, if you’re really running low on your budget, or need a power rack set up urgently, then bucket rack is the one thing you can resort to.

All you would be needing is two five gallon paint buckets, some concrete mix, wooden planks, hammer, nails and wooden glue. By setting up the wooden planks as a frame with the help of hammer and nails, and fixing them in the concrete mixture, which is placed in the paint buckets, you can make a cheap DIY squat rack.

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  1. When you have more space

If you are blessed with enough space at your home, and don’t want to compromise with the size of the squat rack, yet keep it well within the budget, then you could go for this kind of set up.

With the help of a few basic tools like wood, tape measure, electric drill, hand saw, and nails, you could work on this project by yourself. It could be perfect for a garage, or if you have some extra square feet at your home.

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  1. Extended Wall Squat Rack

Now this one is for those who don’t have a lot of space at home. You could simply use the the wall as an extension for the squat rack. Also, it doesn’t need you to go to the hardware store and buy a lot of supplies. Just take in a few planks of wood and nail it to the wall strategically, with the help of the hammer, and you’re done.

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  1. Easy Squat Rack and Pull up Bar

If you’re a huge fitness fanatic, but are on budget constraints, then you can actually make this squat rack and pull up bar at your him with just a few supplies.

All you have to do is get some scrap wood that can be braced against the wall, and then make marks according to your needs, drill the holes and create cradles for the bars so that you could accommodate the your weight bars as well. Interesting, right?

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  1. A compact power rack

Fifty dollars and a very little space – that’s all you need to make this sweet little squat rack. All you need is to get some wood, and follow the blueprint in the tutorial to make it.

Well, you might not be able to put some extreme weights in there, but you could curl up anything around the ponds range in there.

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  1. Something to save the space

Don’t even have a little space to fit in your gym equipment in your house, but badly wanting to have that squat rack since long? With this super compact metal rack, you can just fix in this fully functional squat rack and pull up bar, and it wont even take a lot of your wall space. Why not give it a try?

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  1. Have more time on your hands, why not make a whole room?

If you have a spare room and a whole lot of time on your hand, you can just have an entire private gym set up for yourself, with your own squat rack and lifting platform, just a little under dollars.

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  1. Use Pipes

In case you’re sceptical about the weight that wooden racks hold, you could build a sturdier one instead with the help of metal pipes, and this project would work best in your garage.

Galvanized pipes are a great choice for this kind of squat rack, where you could attach the rack to the wall with hinges, or any rotating attachment. While the bottom part can be fastened to a winch or similar cable and then placed in an upward position. You could even suspend some pipes for the ceilings as pull up bars if you want.

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  1. Something that works both indoors and outdoors.

This kind of squat rack has a really sturdy base built with lots of wood, and can be used both indoors and outdoors, depending on the space available, and your preferences of working out.

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  1. Squat rack along with the bench

Here’s another cheap wooden squat rack project with a bench that you can make with less than sixty dollars. Also, it needs very little space as it is braced against the wall.

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  1. Pipes and Wood also make a good power rack

Using both pipes and wood together can make a really great heavy duty power rack. You would be needing a whole bunch of wooden planks, pieces and nails, pipes, safety bars, pull up bars and other building tools. It would take quite some planning and time for the building, but you would really be happy with the end result.

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  1. Another simple and cheap alternative

This is one other way to make a simple squat rack with materials under dollars. Most of the items could already be lying in and around your home, if not, you could get them at the stores. The method involves making to frames with planks of wood and attaching them together with support. And it can easily take up to pounds on the rack.

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So, the next time you think of setting up a work out station at your place, stop shelling out a lot of money on buying commercial gym equipment. Make a squat rack using these Squat Rack Ideas and save a lot of dollars.


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Squats are one of the best all-around exercises for athletes. Not only do they work out your legs, but the back, core and stabilizer muscles gain strength as well.

Squat racks and squat cages are a necessary piece of equipment if you want to go heavy.

While you could purchase one online, a homemade squat stand is a fraction of the cost. It&#;s the best choice if you want to build a gym on a budget. In this article, we&#;re going to show you the best wooden DIY squat racks and share the plans to build them.

These are some of the most detailed plans for a squat rack we've seen. It includes the tools and step-by-step instructions for building a DIY squat rack that fits a standard size bar.

This rack will cost $$ to build.

If you're looking for something slightly smaller, this wooden squat rack by All Things Gym is a simple, yet robust design that can be built for just $50

The cheapest and simplest design on our list is this squat rack by HomeMadeStrength. While we wouldn't recommend this for someone lifting hundreds of pounds, it is a solid build for the amateur lifter.

This squat rack can be constructed for under $50 and stores easily in small spaces.

One of the most beautiful wooden squat cages is this design by Carlos DIY. It has multiple adjustments build-in so you can vary your workout. There is also room for adding a pullup bar on top.

The total cost rounds out to $

A more basic design is this wooden power rack by EndOfThree Fitness. The DIY design costs less than $ and includes detailed plans to frame it all together.

This homemade stand can be used for both squats and bench press. The design uses 2"x4" boards and takes just 2 hours to build.

This squat rack design is extra sturdy because it's secured to a base plate on the bottom. It also uses 2"x6" boards for increased stabilization.

Garage Gym On A Budget

In this video, Carlos Acuna shares how he built a wooden home gym for under $. The gym includes a squat stand, bench, and pull up bar. The rig is wall-mounted so it&#;s extremely sturdy.

We like that this build has adjustable j-hooks so you can make adjustments based on the workout type.

The Tools To Build A DIY Squat Rack

Most of the plans in this article use minimal tools and equipment. At a minimum, you should have the following tools:

  • Tape measure
  • Hand saw
  • Electric drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Ratchet and socket set

Additionally, if you want these projects to go significantly faster you should use:

  • Table saw or circular saw
  • Clamps
  • Sawhorses or 5-gallon buckets

Tips For Making Your Homemade Squat Rack Even Better

Place rubber padding on the area that the bar rests. This will protect your knurling from wear.

Attach the rack to a base plate to reinforce the boards and add extra stabilization.

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Then she walked around Charlotte and stood behind. The detective could not defend herself, she tried to escape, but to no avail, the last thing she could do: She wet herself. However, this only made the brunette angrier. She threw the prepared jar of petroleum jelly aside, roughly parted Charlotte's ass and: And inserted a member into it.

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With our hands. She wriggled on Dimka's penis, waved him, demanding an acceleration of the pace, sagged under our hands, moaned and gasped for air when I freed her throat. - Can you end up in it. - asked Diman in a hoarse voice.

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