Originally Posted by Cooper Mitchell
This is my opinion, for the cost of the lumber to make the rack, you might as well save up a little and buy a metal rack that will last you till you die, and will be less likely to kill you. I'm all for DIY, but loading up a wooden rack with over 400# or kipping pullups scares me. Especially since you can get a rack for relatively cheap.
The Rogue W-4 has a similar design and costs $565. I would guess the materials for this DIY version would be about 40% that or less. He'll save a significant amount.
Gilles is nowhere close to a 400# squat. The weakest part of this system may be a DIY J-cup. Hmm. Now you've got me curious. I want to do a weight test on my DIY squat system...