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Old 05-22-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
Jay Soto
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I am looking for a good set of wooden plyo boxes. I know one option is to build them, but I would really prefer not to do that. I am a fan of the BFS boxes, but does anyone know of similar boxes that might be a tad cheaper, give a CF discount or located in Southern California so I can pick them up?
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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In a similar vein, I'd love to see some plans for building plyo boxes. If anyone has any suggestions, they'd be much appreciated.

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Old 05-22-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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Several affiliates use this 20 In. Jumbo Rectangular Valve Box pictured below from Home Depot. They cost $38, online. They also have a 12 inch box for $18.00.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/41988.jpg
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info Steve. I was at Home Depot a few weeks ago and almost bought a few valve boxes not knowing that others used them. I might have to go back if I cant find any wooden boxes.
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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Evan, scroll down about 12 threads below this one to "pimped plyo box". It has a link to some great drawings for boxs
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:46 PM   #6
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If there is any interest in my SketchUp "blueprints" (even if they are slightly off: I tried to utilize one 4' X 8' sheet of plywood to it's fullest, but failed somewhat. Read my post at: http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/29725.html, you can email me at: allanluomala@rogers.com. I haven't been faithfully reading the forum lately, but Anthony let me know that somebody was asking about some of the finer details (hardware used). I won't be home this weekend, but will be able to email better pictures, plans etc for whomever is interested.

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Old 05-23-2007, 03:36 PM   #7
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I am pretty sure that those valve boxes are only 16" high, I went to the Depot to check them out, and that was the largest they had (and the largest they told me they sold). Bring a tape measure.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:53 PM   #8
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Tried and true, Lincolns box's rock if you decide to make them. I made mine based off of his directions and designs, you can't go wrong. Here is the link to the discussion on his plyo-box project (W/F/S):

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/14917.html

I also searched So Cali looking for pre-made wood boxes and had no luck, however CrossFit San Diego has the metal boxes at great prices for CrossFitter's. If you go that route, contact Lisa at CFSD and she will take care of you.

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Old 05-23-2007, 09:03 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:13 PM   #10
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Another option is to take Lincoln's measurements to a full service hardware store and have them make them for you. We did that and got them for about half of what they cost from BFS. They were about $50 per box and of course there was no shipping expense. I think that they are a little sturdier as well. The store we used in San Diego was Dixieline lumber. I don't think that there are any Dixiline stores in Los Angeles, but there may be something similar.
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