Homemade Modern




  • I don't get any audio.  Anyone else?
    By detachedaz, on May 31, 2021
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  • Fantastic cart, I will definitely be building one.
    By user_feese_1752017, on March 29, 2021

  • This looks like a very good design; thank you for sharing! Unfortunately, wood prices are so high right now, building this anytime soon with new lumber will be cost prohibitive. However, I may have enough remnants from other projects to build a slightly smaller version. Thank again!
    By artistforhire, on June 16, 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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  • Looks great!  My daughter is moving into an apartment at college, and as soon as I show her this, I know that it will be something that we will be working on this summer.  Thanks!
    By JOEGOL4, on April 14, 2018

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    By Roars, on January 1, 2019
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  • This is the best and simplest shelf idea I've seen that a true beginner can use.  I'm going to try to incorporate it into my shop. 
    By Making_It_Best, on September 24, 2019
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