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Exterior Spaces

Exterior Spaces

Exterior Spaces

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  • Note:  Project Plan is great, but has the following errors:  
    -purchase list states you need 2 qty 2x6x8', but it should be 2 qty 2x6x10' (need four quantity 60" [5'] pieces), 
    -purchase list states you need 7 qty 2x4x8s, but the cut list is short 2 qty 31 1/2" pieces, so you need 8 quantity 2x4x8,  
    -the castors are doubled up on the list.  No big deal, but note that you need larger diameter screws/screw heads and or washers for the castors.
    By PhillipS, on October 10, 2020
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  • Very well done!
    By Rickneff68, on December 28, 2019
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  • I don't think this is a good idea. If someone doesn't place the bar in the notch correctly they could die. Please consider removing this project. Wood is not adequate to support this type of bench especially after time. The paint could easily hide cracks that are forming in the wood and joints. It looks very cool but please remove. 
    By Eric_klingsporn, on January 21, 2021

  • Never ever...did I say NEVER make a bench press out of wood. Barbells can easily crack the 4x4 wood and decapitate the user.  
    Come on Ryobi....even your products aren't strong enough to withstand that kind of weight over time.

    By markpmillernga, on January 21, 2021

  • Considering that most homes are made from wooden 2x4 construction, and that 2x4s are extremely strong in compression, I'd feel comfortable supporting a few hundred pounds with a couple of 2x4s. Since these plans have multiple boards laminated, it's even stronger.

    If you don't rack a bar properly at the gym I'm sure you could find a way to die, too, as unlikely as it is. Unless you're being completely irresponsible and using weights you simply cannot control (which you shouldn't do at home or in the gym, with diy or professional equipment) you should be safe.

    A very little bit of sense goes a very long way.

    If you're that worried about paint covering cracks, don't paint it. If it makes you uncomfortable, don't build it, but that's no reason to take the project down.
    By Wilwrk4tls, on January 21, 2021
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