So, I threw together a target the other night with a buddy of mine. It is 3/8" plywood put together to make a 2x2x12" box. We constructed 3 sides first, and doubled over some burlap and covered the front and back VERYYYYY tight, and screwed it down. Then, we stuffed if full of old rags (man, this thing holds a ton of rags) and popped the top down. Here yous ee the finished product.
Now, I"m thinking about calling and ordering some Spyvlar, enough to cover the front area 2-3 times. I plan on placing it off the target face in 2-3" increments. This could make the target another 6-9" deeper, but it will keep the arrow straight. I'm not sure if I want to do this, because it doesn't matter for what I use it for.
I think someone could homebrew a spylar target very easily after building this one. Arrows penetrate about 5-6" and pull out ridiculously easy. I'm stupid for buying targets all these years. This thing seems like it will last a LONG LONG LONG time. Sure beats the crap out of the cardboard target we built (cardboard was heavier, messier, harder to build, and harder to get the arrows out of, but worked well). If arrows start going through the target, all we gotta do is unscrew the top, shuffle the rags, or just add new.
I used new clean shop rags, you can use old clothes, but make sure all zippers, and buttons are cut out (and blue jean seams too).
As for the bow rack, I cheated. It's a gun rack, we just put our bows in it (but man, they fit like a glove, lol).
thanks for looking!