How to build a DIY Power Rack


Yes, you read that right. DIY Power Rack instructions, step-by-step, from our friend Mylo at Mylo Obstacle Fitness coming right up!

We obviously would love it if you'd purchase our squat cages and power racks, but we understand that not everyone has thousands of dollars to drop on the perfect home gym set-up. That's why we've partnered with Mylo to give you all the details about building a power rack all on your own.

For this project, here are the materials you'll need:

1 pair ear plugs

1 pair safety goggles

1 pencil

1 carpenter's square

1 tape measure

1 3/4" drill bit

1 T25 bit

1 power drill

1lb 2.5" long deck screws with T25 bit

12 metal ties

1 wood glue

at least 2x clamps

8 2x4s

4 2x6s


Grab your gear and get ready! For further instructions, watch the video above. Mylo is a professional and he'll walk you through each step to ensure that you're building your power rack the right way.

If you've made it this far, here's something fun: 

We'll be giving away the one in the video, FOR FREE! Yes, for free, with hand delivery anywhere in Austin, Texas. Here's what you've got to do to win:

1. Live in Austin, Texas (required)

2. Like our YouTube video

3. Subscribe to the Fringe Sport YouTube Channel

4. Comment on the original video

Enter by Thursday, 5/13 at 11:59pm CST for your chance to win! Winner will be contacted Friday, 5/14 at 12pm CST.

That's it! Easy peasy. Complete all of the steps above and you could win a brand new, handmade power rack for your garage or home gym.

If you take these instructions and construct your own power rack, make sure you tag us in your photos of the process and the finished product.

As always, lift heavy, lift happy :)

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