Squat racks also called squat stands or cages are the centerpiece of any home gym. If you're not squatting, you're not really training. Building a squat rack may seem like a good idea but you may end up paying the same amount of money or even more than purchasing a professional squat rack.
Building your own squat rack will require power tools like a saw, drill, sender, trowel, container and more. You will need to purchase wood, bolts, glue, buckets, paint, brackets and so much more if you want something strong, stable and SAFE.
Basically, after you account for the material, power tools and the time it will take you to build, you may be looking at around 600$ or more to build your own squat rack.
Is it a good idea? Is it worth your time? Will you feel safe squatting 300lb in a wooden squat rack? We don't think it is. So, we recommend purchasing one of our squat racks.
They are heavy duty, can withstand 1,000 of pounds, are certified by engineers, cost you the same amount of money and they look a LOT more badass than a cheap wooden squat rack. The choice is clear. Get yourself an Iron Bull Strength Squat Rack.