The ranging pedestals can be built in the Combat ring space of the Combat Room in a player-owned house. It requires 71 Construction to build and when built, it gives 720 experience. The player must have a hammer and a saw in their inventory to build it.
Like a combat ring, a player may wield any item while on the pedestal; however, the player must use Ranged or Magic against the opponent.
Players often use this type of combat room as part of a dungeon, as a "safe room", as the pedestals provide a safe-spot from melee attacks, both from other players and any dungeon monsters.