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Old 01-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #11
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Brute, there are some vids on YT for something like this.
I was going to suggest that as well.

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I'll need to be able to move it out of the way after each time i use it, since it will be in the garage and the fiance likes to park in there. thanks for the ideas folks, looks like I'll be running by the hardware store in the next day or two
So, when deciding how to make it you need to take into account the weight and easiness of shifting it and how the materials stand up to being shifted and/or stood on end, in addition to where to store it, such as behind two uprights near a wall, maybe.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #12
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It was suggested already but...go to you tube. I just did a search and there are few good ideas...just type " how to build a weightlifting plattform"...one suggestion...if you are a sumo deadlifter that gets the toes 1cm from the plates I would also ad nonslip tape to it...you never know.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #13
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Got my horse stall mats today. getting plywood or some OSB boards this weekend when I have time to put it all together.
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i think i would steer away from OSB... i think it might give way under and slip of the bar from your hands at a very short distance from the platform... go with the Plywoood it will be stronger and last longer
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Another vote for plywood. You may want to put some handles on it if your going to pick it up and move it.
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Good idea on plywood and handles. most of the time it will live up against the wall, so i'll put some sturdy handles on it to makes lifting and securing it easier
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Handles that you can also use to loop bands around may be something to consider.
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Handles that you can also use to loop bands around may be something to consider.
Yes. I used some hanging hooks on mine. Works well but they are only screwed in so I sometime worry they may become projectiles one day.
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This might help you Brute. I'm not making mine that big, 4 x 8 total, but good advice on oil, glue and wood has helped me..Homemade Deadlift/oly Platform? - IS - We Lift Heavy Things
Getting my horse stall mat tonight and wood and everything lse tomorrow. Hope to have it done early in the week
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