Wooden Power Rack Plans

Here are the plans for the power rack sketched out on some graph paper. The rack didn't turn out exactly as depicted here (and I haven't added the pull up bar), but it's pretty close. Click on to see them bigger:


The whole thing is 48" x 48" square.


Again, slightly different than the final product, but you get the idea.

Also, 4" x 4" posts aren't really 4" x 4", they're 3.5" x 3.5".

5 comments:

  1. Hello, I currently have a power rack that's only about 72" tall and I would like to raise it. Do you have any recommendations on how to do that? Would wood or brick work better?

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  2. power rack made by wooden can stand for the overweight people?

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  3. Anonymous - either one would work. I would at all be concerned about whether or not it can bear the weight, only that I wouldn't want the rack to slip off.

    Strength Areas - I've had 350 pounds on the rack to do squats and it was fine. I don't know what the limit would be. The weight of the person using the rack doesn't have anything to do with it, it's the weight being used. I expect this rack could do 400 -- since that would only be 200 on each peg or safety support.

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  4. Thanks for posting the plans. I plan to build my own power rack soon. I'm curious why you trimmed the 8ft 4x4 down to 7ft? Thanks

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    1. The ceiling in my garage is 8 feet, so that would have been too tight. I wanted to be able to move it if necessary. I could have just shaved off an inch or two, but decided to do a foot. If I had a taller space I would have kept it at 8' - then I could have done overhead presses inside the ra

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