Day 1 of the squat rack build & pick up of a used 6′ 200lb heavy bag.
I’ve started the build of a DIY squat rack. Once again the inspiration of has been taken from www.home-gym-bodybuilding.com.
Today I’ve put together all of the parts that will be supporting the weight of the Olympic bar. The process involves cutting 8 2×6’s to 78″ and doubling them up. I had to drilled pilot holes and countersinks for each screw. The drill bit kept skipping since I couldn’t find the chuck to tighten the bit, and I had to make absolutely certain of my measurements and that everything lined up.
I’ve measured out all the 1-1/8″ holes for the spotter bars, ensuring that everything is nice and centred. Tomorrow I’ll be drilling these out and then framing up everything up in my basement. My only concern will be drilling straight so everything lines up without issue.
Yesterday I found this little gem on kijiji.
Tomorrow I’ll plan up a method to hang it. I’ll need some new chains, a swiveling pivot, and 3 100lb anchor points.
Scary Movie Night 1: Hellraiser & Jacob’s Ladder
Notable scenes of the night: