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Old 08-27-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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I had a spare 16' 2x4 and 36 3.5" 1/4" lag screws and an hour to kill.. so I made this to replace my crappy homebrew weight tree 'cause I had to constantly take plates on and off to get to the ones I wanted. Now any size is immediately available. Total cost about USD$15. Compare to professional versions (which are very nice, don't get me wrong!) that cost upwards of USD$200 plus shipping. yeah, I know this one doesn't exactly take a Bob Vila to build, but it sure beats traditional trees and was very simple to throw together (no drawings, just guestimated and eyeballed everything, and is rock solid).
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Old 08-27-2005, 04:30 PM   #2
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Nice! Now I've found a new project for my spare 2"x4"'s :D
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:04 AM   #3
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i tried to make one today after seeing this pic and let me say i suck as a handyman.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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Nice job, I'd have added some metal brackets to keep those 2x4's from eventually leaning from the weight of the plates. "Extra strength cat litter" nice touch! :lol:
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:18 AM   #5
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I made one of these last night and it is stong, easy to make and cheap. You can't beat that.I made the long boards 5 feet, the uprights 12 inches, and end ones 18 inches. Thanks James for the idea.
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:26 PM   #6
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Bryant,

Nice eyeballs. Mine is 51" long and the uprights are all 14". The spacing betweeen the uprights is 10" (should fit 2 45lb bumpers), then 9" (for 35 lb bumpers) then 8" (for 25 lb bumpers) then 6", 6", 6" for everything else. Don't forget to add some hooks on either end to hang your collars and other accessories :-)

Veronica: Good call.. Yeah, I am a little concerned that over time the uprights will lean. L brackets might be needed. I tried not to make the uprights too high so that the 4 bolts holding them on can provide enough lateral support, but it's probably not enough.

I also figure I might need another one once I get my plate collection grows. I'd like to say the cat litter is for doing "sandbag mile" runs but alas it is merely for my poor kitty whose litter box I have to share the garage with :-(
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:43 AM   #7
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2x6 $6
plumbing floor flange $3
4" threaded pipe with end cap $3
not paying $200 for wall plate tree - priceless
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:19 AM   #8
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James & Ryan: Nice ideas!

I'll likely make a floor version first, but I love the wall-rack. I'll need them when the truck comes in from BFS (bumpers on sale for 2 more days, btw) with my :new: gear :happy:
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:04 AM   #9
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Yeah, I like the wall idea - my floor model is out in the middle, ready to be tripped over after I stumble off the GHR. I would move it against the wall but the only free wall space left in my garage is either blocked by an automobile or used for HSPUs :-)

I'm gonna have to think of a good way to petition the approval commitee for more bumpers so I can fill up these DIY racks :-)
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