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Old 06-10-2007, 05:22 AM   #1
Tim McFarland
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My next project is making a platform. I was unable to find a 4x8 stall mat, and could only get a 4x6. My question is, would a 6x8 platform be sufficient, or will I miss that extra 2 feet? I could always go buy another stall mat and cut two 2x2 squares out of it to fill in the extra space, which would also give me some extra material to put on top of the plyo box I'm planning to make...
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:14 AM   #2
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I made an 8x8 platform with some old 4x6 rubber mats we had. So I have the 2x2 square going on.

If you have the space, go for the 8x8. You will have space for squat stands, you will have no desire to trash what you made and upgrade to 8x8 in the future, and no cutting plywood.

If you are making the layers of plywood style, be sure to alternate the first 2 layers of 3/4" plywood. First layer face down, 2nd layer face up. I screwed up and put them all facing up and I had to bolt down the corners. If your in a garage on a slant, be sure to level off the platform from day 1. I had to tilt mine on it's side and add material to level it off.

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