Man builds "lumber jacked" gym after he is forced to stay home
April 7, 2020 | 10:32 am CDT
CINCINNATI - After Zachary Skidmore was forced to stay at home and away from his usual gym, he took matters into his own hands. He built a gym in his backyard. And he built it from lumber.
The "lumber jacked gym" features a treadmill, leg press, shoulder press, dumbbells, and more. Skidmore built the gym using a chainsaw over a two-week period. He estimates it took around 60 hours.
“So my gym closed. So, I grabbed a chain saw and went to work,” Skidmore wrote on Facebook. “I managed to satisfy my hunger to work out.”

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