• Very well done!
    By Rickneff68, on December 28, 2019

  • I just finished building this. My only suggestion is to either trim the turf so there is no overhang or so that it covers the 2x4s underneath as well otherwise the side 1x6s are cambered. 
    By user_hallowell_1869672, on June 5, 2021
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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 22, 2021
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  • I would love to see a photo of this with all the pieces in place. Just to affirm they all fit! :D
    By Yahhr857, on April 25, 2020
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  • AWESOME Job Wendi!!! How fun to be able to play w/ your own set of power tools! Thanks to You & Ryobi for the opportunity to win MY own set!!
    By kweenbee_612_81554, on August 3, 2017
    • Hi and thank you so much! I love the freedom to create practically anything with my Ryobi Power Tools. There's nothing like the feeling of looking at something and thinking I can build that. Best of luck to you on the giveaway!
      By H2OBungalow, on August 3, 2017

  • this is stunning do you mind me asking if your selling it or do you have another one where i can buy it through paypal no joke i love it
    By carol clark, on August 5, 2017
    • Hi Carol! Thank you for such an awesome note, you just made my day! Unfortunately I am not selling this one, our living room needed the solution! If you are not comfortable with your building skills I'd suggest downloading the free plans from here and having someone build the cabinet for you. You could mount the print yourself, it wasn't hard and I'll share a post on the blog next week with details on how we did that step if you need a few pointers. Good luck and thank you again for your sweet note!
      By H2OBungalow, on August 6, 2017
    • Hi Carol thank you so much for your sweet note. Unfortunately, I am not selling this one and am not making any more. Maybe you have someone who can follow these plans for you and build one? Good luck and thanks so much for your visit on my project!
      By H2OBungalow, on August 19, 2017

  • Awesome project. Thanks for sharing your plans.
    By grover959, on August 10, 2017
    • You're welcome! I hope you get to build one, it looks fabulous on the much better than just the TV alone!
      By H2OBungalow, on August 19, 2017

  • Wow! Clever and beautiful way to disguise a TV!
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 18, 2017
    • Thank you! It looks much better than it used to on the wall.
      By H2OBungalow, on August 19, 2017
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  • What a fun project! We bet your little ones love it!
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 14, 2017
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  • Wow! This is fantastic! So a great addition to any backyard party. We're fans of the green too. ;)
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 7, 2017

  • Where are the plans located?
    By Mfl77096, on July 13, 2017
    • You have to sign in to get them.
      By 3rdgen, on July 26, 2017

  • Hello, I am very much a beginner - could someone give more detailed instructions on building the stands? Thank you.
    By novice2017, on July 22, 2017

  • Awesome project. What are the measurements for the stands?
    By T_Chapman, on July 22, 2017

  • I was also wondering what the measurements of the stands werem
    By mw824, on July 27, 2017

  • plans with measurements still not available?
    By farby4_26607, on September 8, 2017

  • Plans not downloadable? :-(
    By BUbuilder, on July 7, 2018
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