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Building a Heavy-Duty Weight Bench in Eight Easy Steps

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The sequence of photos below depict one of dozens of weight bench designs that have found their way into my storage cabinet. I call it the Murray bench. It is named after Jim Murray, a former editor of Strength & Health magazine. Glance through his book Weight Lifting and Progressive Resistance Exercise, and you’ll likely see in a couple of photos a wooden weight bench that resembles this one, albeit with a bit less elegance.

I don’t go into detail here with dimensions and building instructions; that’s for another day. This is just something to get the creative juices flowing and the concept across.

Yours in Strength and Health,
Robert Drucker

STEP 1

Step 1 for building the Murray bench is depicted.

STEP 2

Step 2 for building the Murray bench is depicted.

STEP 3

Step 3 for building the Murray bench is depicted.

STEP 4

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STEP 5

Step 5 for building the Murray bench is depicted.

STEP 6

Step 6 for building the Murray bench is depicted.

STEP 7

Step 7 for building the Murray bench is depicted.

STEP 8

Step 8 for building the Murray bench is depicted.

Underside View of Bench

Underside depiction of the Murray bench after all building steps are completed.

All drawings by R. Drucker.