With baby 2 coming, the hubs cancelled his CrossFit membership and offered to workout in the basement to save time. I decided to make that a bit easier for him - and give him some of the tools he needed.
I decided to build him a 'jump box' which is one of the basics of CrossFit.
I got wood glue and 5/8" screws:
I also got a 4'x8' 3/4" Plywood sheet and waddled my 8-month pregnant self to the cutting area and gave my best, "Oh, please help little ol' me." I gave them my exact cuts so they didn't have to think about how to fit them on the sheet. He decided he knew how they would 'fit' better, and ended up using 2 sheets - but only charged me for 1!!
I carried them one at a time to the car and then out to the yard where they each got a few coats of spray paint (and a final 2 coats of non-skid clear spray):
I slowly assembled the box with wood glue and a screw every 3-4 inches. The yellow sides fit INSIDE the other sheets:
You can see my screw width isn't precise:
Lots of wood glue! This thing is starting to look like a box:
Taadaa!! Have box - will jump. There is a 30" side, a 24" side and a 20" side. I also got him a kettlebell, a jump rope and a few medicine balls to throw at the wall.
It will be nice to have him downstairs instead of down the road once the baby is here - it will also allow him to get in some 'quickie' workouts without the guilt of going to the gym.