How to Build an Olympic Lifting Platform in Less than Four Minutes: Time Lapse


  1. LeffeHA

    awesome video…can’t wait for the how-to

  2. Johnny Kozlowski

    Awesome video. What materials did you use for painting the center peice?

  3. ThrowerNetwork .

    @bladdan Not at all; literally it is like the same finish you would find on
    a quality basketball court. LeBron James wouldn’t slip and neither would

  4. ThrowerNetwork .

    @Kjeldsen001 Haha, I swear I was trying to “save the environment” by not
    wasting electricity! Honest! Seriously though, good point; hindsight
    strikes again!

  5. ATT12211

    and how much did it cost total?

  6. ThrowerNetwork .

    Assuming you have or can borrow the tools that make the project go much
    faster (and life a lot easier), you’re looking at easily getting below $350
    dollars. For a very conservative estimate of costs: 4 pieces of average
    quality plywood = about $90 1 piece of high quality type plywood = about
    $45 2 pieces of rubber horse stall mat = about $85 mirror(s) with mounts =
    about $65 paint = about $15 semi-gloss polyurethane = about $15 gorilla
    wood glue = about $15 nails = about $15

  7. ThrowerNetwork .

    All of the above estimates are based on normal prices found at stores like
    Orchard/Home Depot/Lowes/Tractor Supply. To make a platform for less than
    $200 dollars, you could change the dimensions to 6ft x 8ft instead of 8ft x
    8ft, which would cut the need for 2 stall mats to 1 stall mat. You could
    also use lower quality plywood–and eliminate the paint and
    polyurethane–as well as the mirrors. This would make the project less
    expensive, although not quite as professional or nicely finished.

  8. JaySprouse77

    Yeah was painting it a good idea? It came out looking great but, after
    lifting on it, did the paint hold up and does it get slippery?

  9. ThrowerNetwork .

    The Polyurethane makes it like a basketball court. All higher-end platforms
    I’ve ever seen are coated with this, so luckily, no slipping at all! I
    would highly recommend painting the wood and then coating it with a few
    layers of Polyurethane. It looks, nicer, more professional, and helps
    strengthen the wood surface too!

  10. The91jesus

    Hello Can that withstand metal plates? I dont have any rubber plates

  11. kingoftroy05

    Of course dude..thats why you get rubber mats. Make sure to glue the woods
    down using liquid nail and some screws too

  12. BrickWiz

    You can use a Stanley knife as well.

  13. airsoftbeast74

    what mat did u use

  14. Michael Hoopes

    Did you glue the four sheets of ply togther, as well as screw them? Also,
    did you glue the rubber to the ply? I am assuming the rubber was 3/4,
    looking through the previous comments and answers. Looks great!

  15. ThrowerNetwork .

    Thanks; glad that you like it! Yes, you pretty much summed it all
    up–except I used a “nail gun” instead of screwing the pieces together–but
    either methodology would work. We opted to both “glue it” and “nail it” so
    that there would be no worry about it coming apart; more than 18 months
    later, it is still as good as new!

  16. Josh

    Great job! I just wanted to know what type of paint you used and how many
    coats you recommend. Thanks! And once again, great job!

  17. Zach Lloyd

    The rolls are not as thick as the straight mats, but if you wanted to have
    mats with no lines/crease/seams then you could just order enough feet to
    have more than one layer.

  18. Luis Castellanos

    ala puta que deahuevo les quedo esa mierda…

  19. Paul McLaughlin

    Hi, what thickness is the plywood?

  20. Radiation Titan

    Im confused how this is built it went too fast and what materials are
    needed. Im very building dumb. Is there a step by step faq somewhere?

  21. Radiation Titan

    Im confused how this is built it went too fast and what materials are
    needed. Im very building dumb. Is there a step by step faq somewhere?

  22. Geoffrey Yee

    its a beautiful platform, would love to train on it. But there is no need
    to have a mirror, especially with it so close to the platform. Its good for
    a little bit of technical work, but if you get too dependent on it then
    you’re screwed when you lift without one.

  23. FighterBrutal

    song title ?

  24. Daniel Reichard

    I wanted to save money and cut down on cost since wood is expensive and my
    location and stall mats are even more expensive. Would using used pallets
    be a bad idea? ,I would by a 4×8 plywood for the top but the base(bottom)
    would be constructed of all used pallets that I would take apart. Any
    comments are very appreciated. Thanks!

  25. adamspeckert

    where can I purchase that mirror that you all have on garage door?


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