As I mention in many of my videos I hang my speed bag platforms on a free-standing rack.
It’s free-standing – so there’s no vibration into the walls or roof.
It’s easy to add, remove, or re-arrange platforms – which I do frequently.
It’s portable – because the whole thing is rough cedar 4″x4″ and 2″x4″ boards held together with 1/2″ bolts.
Occasionally, people ask for plans or construction details.
I’ve built several of these, for a variety of reasons, and honestly never did it in a very methodical fashion.
Beyond that, I will say I’ve built this in 5′ x 5′, 4′ x 4′, and the current configuration is 48″ wide by 30″ deep.
In that spirit, here’s a bunch of photos, that should help anyone who is interested in creating something similar.
The whole thing is bolted together. Why bolts? Because you can tighten them – but also it’s easy to take this thing on the road.
Here’s some random close-up photos of the nuts and bolts. 1/2″ hardware is expensive. I suppose you could use smaller bolts, but I’ve never tried it.
Does this thing work? Yep – I’ve been using this rack (or some variation of it) for about 14 years now.
We’ve even hosted multiple speed bag celebrities at the house – here’s one you may recognize:
I built two of these racks and trucked them to Keyport, New Jersey for the first Speed Bag Annual Gathering 2010 (Speed B.A.G 2010).
Here’s some photos. This was an incredible experience, and pictures can’t do it justice.