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Old 11-06-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
Eugene R. Allen
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I recently picked up a squat rack from Karl at Gill. He gave me a killer price so be sure to check them out if you are in the market. I decided I didn't want to just put the rack on the floor or just on top of the Olympic platform, so I decided to build the platform up around it. It was 3 layers thick to start with and the top layer was 3/4 inch stall mats on the outside where the weights land and 3/4 inch plywood in the center. I removed the top layer and bolted the cage to it. Then I put down a 1/2 layer of OSB, and then a layer of 3/4 inch plywood. On top of that went the 3/4 inch mats on the sides and 3/4 inch birch topped plywood in the center. Sanded it smooth, put down the stickers and the layered on 8 coats of polyurathane. It's solid as a rock and the surface is perfect, not the least bit slippery.

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Old 11-06-2006, 08:57 PM   #2
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Eugene -
Beautiful - just beautiful!
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:17 PM   #3
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your gym makes me drool. for real.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:22 PM   #4
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WOW!!! Green with envy once again. Nice job Eugene.
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Old 11-06-2006, 10:27 PM   #5
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I like the tires being used as sawhorses. :biggrin:
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:39 PM   #6
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I actually took a picture that I was going to include called tires as sawhorses because they worked so well. Huge surface area that supports a sheet of plywood perfectly. I was able to cut the 8 foot sheet lengthwise in two 2 foot sections (oriented 90 degress from the way it is the the photo of course) very easily and because it was so well supported I could crawl along on top of the plywood to make the cuts. Great way to go for plywood or OSB cutting.

With the extra wood I had I decided to make another box. It will be 24 inches high, I'll paint the sides black and put the same clear coat finish on top as I did with the lifting platform.

The rack is a great place to hang kids when they get in the way while you are working out.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:53 AM   #7
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Cool Eugene!

Did you get the shirts yet?
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:50 AM   #8
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the shipping must of been huge for the rack and those kids.:haha:
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:34 AM   #9
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The rack weighs 500 lbs...at least that's what the shipping manifest or bill of lading or little-paper-thingie-you-get-with-your-rack says but you get it in 5 pieces so it's easy to set up. Get one as a CrossFitter and our man with the plan Karl will give you a mondo deal on both the rack and the shipping. The kids were an extra charge and they were attached to the uprights with that Saran wrap stuff.

Yes Doug, thanks. Everyone go to the Hyperfit website and check out Doug's T-shirts, they are the cooest. We traded some and I feel guilty becuase I think I got the better end of the deal. I'll have to send him more stuff. Thank you very much Doug...when I get the new one's made I'll send you more.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:06 AM   #10
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Absolutely awesome Eugene!!! Unreal......
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