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    Thanks mate, no need for pictures I know exactly what you are talking about, that is exactly what I will be doing, the timber with the yellow strip down the side is actual flooring they use when building double story houses, so it is strong as, as strong as the floor in most new houses, and with extra bracing will work fine.

    I have all the tools to do the job, so will be doing this within the next month or two depending on work commitments, will post up photos of the project when I do it to help other in the future.

    Your projects sound good, if you were in Sydney I could do the welding work for you, definitely post up photos when you do it.

    The thick bars really kill your forearms when dead lifting, I only do small lifts at this stage, and am really fighting to hold on to the thick bar, and I have large hands as well...but I can really feel my forearms, so the bars are doing what they are supposed to do.
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    My mate knows how to weld (makes 4x4 bull bars etc on the side) and hopefully I can get a fair bit of the pipe as scrap from a metal store so all I have to pay for is the plates.

    Only thing with the bracing method is that it will stand a little taller than 2 layers of plywood or whatever. (not that it will matter in 99.9% of situations).

    I imagine the fat bar will be like carrying stuff at my old job, but less awkward lol. I've pretty much got tennis elbow now because of it
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    Thanks Graham, i know what you mean, that sounds pretty tough. Bit more work but its worth it


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    Yeah it definitely isn't as simple as 5 pieces of wood, a dozen screws, some rubber and some glue lol.
    End result will be much better though imo. Either way though is better than bare concrete and adding carpet underneath both (or between layers of timber in the 'easier' method) will serve to greatly reduce noise either way.
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    Here's mine. Regular garage gym :P Nothing compared to your fancy one Mick but it serves all my purposes

    view from front. Boxes on left are for Ukranian deadlifts. Yes, currently have 5 barbells :P




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    Wow, there are some serious kettle bells there

    I would have preferred a garage gym myself, but my garage is taken up with cars, and I do not have the heart to leave the car exposed to the elements, they cost too much money to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mick View Post
    Here we go, I think I have worked out how to post up some photos.
    Wow Big Mick! I'm so impressed, I totally love your gym.. I couldn't tell that some parts were over 20 years old until I read it..


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    Yeah, it's amazing what a new coat of paint will do

    Thanks for the positive comments....
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    the flooring boards you are talking about is called Yellow tongue, its resin coated to stop water seeping into it (through the top, the sides and cut edges arent water resistant) and pieces that are big enough for a lifting platform (2.5mx1.2m from memory) are $20 per sheet. I think the longer ones are about $27 per sheet. and they fit together perfectly with the tongue and groove system. they come to within 0.5mm flush, and the gap is easily filled by running a candle or surfboard wax along the seam.

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    Also you can buy edging for it, at like $2 per meter, that fits into the groove, its that vynyl tongue edging that goes around shool desks. I am building a platform as soon as my flatmate finishes building his motorbike and gives me back the half of my garage littered with parts and tools.


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    Yeah that's the shit, though I think the thicker stuff might be a bit more than $20. Could very well be mistaken though
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