Instructions, article and photos by Alan Valancy.
Let me start by saying how much I appreciate your interest in my home gym endeavors. I certainly like the layout of your site, and it would be quite the honor if my work were to ultimately find a place here.
For this homemade weight lifting bench, as for any other that I'll try to come up with - what I'd hope for-if you or any of your readers were to take the plans and make a go of following them toward producing a finished work, as I figure this set of plans should be ready to use.
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Earlier layouts entailed much more simplistic instructional, being merely like a side, front, and top view, the main measurements, and the board footage and such. Here, what I figure I've worked toward is a full instructional, so I guess we'll see then.
The plans for the bench are to be paired up with the uprights, but of course can be used alone, thus the uniqueness of this two-piece design, as demonstrated through the photos of the prototype.
Now, first and foremost, I have to say that this design is experimental, as I just plain don't have the gear yet to get this going, and so, I'm hoping that either you or one of your readers might undertake the mission. I am quite confident of the plans.
Next I'm starting up an idea for a simpler, stand-alone, all-purpose flat weight bench, so we'll see. If that comes out well, then I'll draw up either the incline bench plan, or the power cage.
The weight capacity on the uprights has so far been tested up to 300 lbs.
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Nicely drawn, easily followed plans. This bench (without the uprights) will work well with this homemade power rack.
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