Thread: Wood vs Steel
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
Rolando Santos
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Re: Wood vs Steel

The main reason home made stuff is wood and not steel is because most people can't fabricate steel for FREE!!! To quote Mark Rippetoe "Squat cages should be made of steel for the same reason cars are not made of wood..." or something like that very funny... If you can have steel for the same price, go with steel.

If you feel up to it I would recommend making a GHD this is the second highest priced piece of equipment many wish they had after the Concept rower but it is complicated if you want to make it adjustable. If you are going to make a custom one that fits just your dimensions I think a capable person could do this as I have seen some made of wood.
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