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Old 12-31-2006, 06:37 AM   #1
Chris Kemp
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Hi all, I posted a little while ago asking for thoughts on storing plates and balls off the floor and out of the way.

Some great ideas posted and also got some ideas from a recent CFJ. However, my mate Gordo took those and ran with it to produce a work of art. Hopefully the pix below will provide some inspiration or ideas for other folks.

Cheers, kempie

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Old 12-31-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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Wow, that's nice!! You did good by keeping each plate rack shallow, so that only one or two heavies fit on each one. That is the main safety issue with hanging bars/bells/plates, keeping the "moment" about the mount point low so that it doesn't crack off. I also like the use of the wood frame itself to house some of the bumpers at the bottom.

You could also slide your barbells or PVC trainers inside the frame just below the dynamax balls.
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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That's a great design! It's exactly what I'm looking for for my garage.
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Old 12-31-2006, 08:48 PM   #4
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Chris,

Very nice set-up indeed. Taking it WNL (whole nutha level)!
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:20 PM   #5
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I'm an idiot... its supposed to be HNL ('hole nutha level)!
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:14 AM   #6
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Very nice! You have stored all your plates in what is essentially 6" of space (by the looks of it), space that would have gone to waste anyway. Super!
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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Clay, probably closer to 8' but with the box around some piping at the bottom of the structure it was certainly dead space. They say necessity is the mother of invention - I think that if I had a bigger space I wouldn't have bothered with this and would have really missed out.

Especially in a CF gym where you don't have the luxury to dedicate space to a single apparatus anything you can do to preserve floorspace is well worth it.

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Old 01-03-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
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Chris,

Is that a wooden weight plate in the middle?

If so, how thick is it?

Thanks, wink
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:09 PM   #9
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Nice Post and thanks for sharing...excellent ideas! :-)
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:38 PM   #10
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I would so steal that idea if I could get to one of my walls in my garage. Alas, I've gathered too much crap to get away with it. I'm having a hard time finding space for a speed bag. Great idea though, I'll keep it in mind for my next house.
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