Since the post about making your pace weights, I got to thinking about a squat rack. I've already spent a small fortune on Cathe DVDs since I am starting fresh and had a lot of catching up to do, and am ordering more equipment. The papers are in the mail to cancel my gym membership. Then I had to have STS - that was the cheap part! I don't have the room for a regular squat rack but if I use STS to its full advantage, I may need one after all. I think it was Kathryn that posted about a rack that is in two pieces but still, that is $189. So, I am going to the Home Depot and seeing what I can build. Here are my thoughts thus far. Buy 2 of their orange buckets, and two bags of Quicrete (sp?), or however many would be needed. Then I'm going to get either the heavy duty wood fence post or chain link post and set in the concrete. First of all, I have to decide what would work for the poles to hold the bar - that will determine which type of post material I get. I would allow for several positions to place the bar, depending on what type of exercise it would be used for. Now that I understand exactly what the squat rack does, maybe I want one after all. I'll keep you posted on the idea I have. The DH is not the least bit handy with stuff like this but with some direction, he can be a good helper ;-) Meanwhile, I appreciate any thoughts.