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DIY Bench Press Station



This DIY weight bench is made out of 2x4s, some ¾” plywood, and some foam and fabric and is designed for bench pressing. It was a really easy build mostly involving right angle cuts on 2x4s.

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    1. Step: 1

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      ASSEMBLE THE BAR RACK The rack that holds the bar is made out of 2x4s glued and screwed together.

    2. Step: 2

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      ASSEMBLE THE BENCH The structure for the bench is made out of 2x4s glued and screwed together.

    3. Step: 3

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      REINFORCE AND ADD FOAM We screwed the bench structure to the rack and then added two additional pieces of 2x4s to reinforce the connection. A piece of 3/4” thick plywood 9.5” by 48” was screwed to the bench structure before a piece of foam was glued to the plywood.

    4. Step: 4

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      PAINT AND COVER We painted the wood with an exterior-grade paint and covered the foam with some marine grade fabric. The fabric was stapled to the underside of the piece of plywood.

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DIY Bench Press Station

by Homemade Modern
Aug 03, 2018
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This DIY weight bench is made out of 2x4s, some ¾” plywood, and some foam and fabric and is designed for bench pressing. It was a really easy build mostly involving right angle cuts on 2x4s.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge a76128f6 80c3 47da 8bf8 c53dbb65da15

    ASSEMBLE THE BAR RACK The rack that holds the bar is made out of 2x4s glued and screwed together.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 33ad6928 7331 4e1c a251 82a6f2675c16

    ASSEMBLE THE BENCH The structure for the bench is made out of 2x4s glued and screwed together.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 0b7fe6ec 4038 43b8 ac40 d2cbf03ca732

    REINFORCE AND ADD FOAM We screwed the bench structure to the rack and then added two additional pieces of 2x4s to reinforce the connection. A piece of 3/4” thick plywood 9.5” by 48” was screwed to the bench structure before a piece of foam was glued to the plywood.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 8f0f2879 606c 491c 9bd5 948767bb9cd4

    PAINT AND COVER We painted the wood with an exterior-grade paint and covered the foam with some marine grade fabric. The fabric was stapled to the underside of the piece of plywood.