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Monday, August 31, 2009

DIY Weight Bench (5 position,Flat/Incline)

If you'd like to have a brand-new weight bench, but you don't want to spend a lot of money, then you might consider making one yourself. I decided to make a multi-position flat/incline bench using a 4x4 post as a base. This bench doubles as a patio seat so i don't have to hide/put it away after each workout.
Bear in mind that the dimensions of this bench will not be suitable for everybody; it will depend on the height of the person using the weight bench. The bench is about 3.75 feet long which is an average size.

The Bench plan can be viewed/downloaded here>>> Weight Bench Plan/Drawing To download a copy, right click then "Save Target As" then hit "Save".

WARNING: This bench is not intended for serious heavy lifting, use it at your own risk.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

DIY Portable Garment Steamer Stand

A simple DIY project on how to make your own stand for a portable garment steamer. Some portable garment steamer does not come with it's own stand, rather it has a door hook (for portability), which is used to hold your garment and the steamer noozzle while steaming.

Things you need:
1= galvanized pipe (with thread on both ends) 1/2 inch diameter x 5 feet long
1= galvanized pipe (with thread on both ends) 1/2 inch diameter x 1 foot long
1= 1/2 inch pipe end cap
1= 1/2 inch pipe flange
1= 1/2 inch pipe 90ยบ elbow
1=3/4 x 20 x 11 inch solid wood or plywood
1= 3/4 x 3/4 x 60 inches long wood (base trim)
4= wood screws
Nails
16 inches long steel wire (holder for the steamer nozzle)
some heat shrink tubing
Wood Glue
Paint, wood stain, and Polyurethane protective finish (optional)
4= caster wheels (optional)