I am back with another wood working project because I am participating in the #2x4andMore challenge with Remodeloholic! I had so much fun last time, I was biting my nails in anticipation for a second challenge. When she announced the challenge would be to use primarily 2×4’s I figured it was time to do something I’d been wanting to do for a while. We have an inexpensive treadmill that has a very small incline. I prefer walking because I can get things done easier than when I’m trying to run. Walking on an incline is the best workout but I didn’t have money to buy a high incline treadmill. I decided to make my inexpensive treadmill a high incline treadmill myself!
This turned out really well and was quite simple. If you are curious, I have the Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill. It has every feature I really wanted except for an automatic incline. The treadmills with high incline were over double the price!
What you need for your DIY High Incline Treadmill
- 6 – 12″ 2×4
- 12 – 2.5″ screws
- Stain (optional)
Here is a video tutorial or read below for the written tutorial!
You will start by cutting your 2×4 into 12″ pieces. If you got your 2×4’s from Lowes or Home Depot, they can do it for you there!
We decided to incline our treadmill using 3 2×4’s stacked on top of each other. If you’d like yours higher, you could probably do more, but you still want the back of your treadmill to touch the ground for stability, so I wouldn’t push it!
Next we screwed them together using 2.5″ screws. I did three in the bottom, and three in the top.
I love staining wood, so this next step was mostly just for fun! I also like that it blended in with my treadmill mat so it doesn’t look like I jerry rigged my treadmill together! Verathane is hands down the best stain. I used Verathane in Ebony.
Now you’re ready to get walking. Prepare to sweat!
You do not want to miss out on all of these other incredible 2×4 projects!
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