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    What's the consensus on shed-gym floor joist spacing?

    Looking at building a shed for lifting this summer, haven't seen too much on this topic. Plan is to at least build a floor on top of skids and either put a shed kit up on top of it or build the rest from scratch. Is standard 16" spacing suitable for deadlifting? I do plan on using some sort of protection, maybe not a full on platform but something similar that can be put down and taken apart.

    Side note, for any of you who have looked into this as specific as I have, what are your thoughts on using a shed kit (i.e. a metal shed kit) and building some framing under the walls to give enough height to OHP in? Haven't sat down and crunched the numbers in detail but the high cost of lumber has me looking into different options.
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    Originally Posted by jamalfudge View Post
    Looking at building a shed for lifting this summer, haven't seen too much on this topic. Plan is to at least build a floor on top of skids and either put a shed kit up on top of it or build the rest from scratch. Is standard 16" spacing suitable for deadlifting? I do plan on using some sort of protection, maybe not a full on platform but something similar that can be put down and taken apart.

    Side note, for any of you who have looked into this as specific as I have, what are your thoughts on using a shed kit (i.e. a metal shed kit) and building some framing under the walls to give enough height to OHP in? Haven't sat down and crunched the numbers in detail but the high cost of lumber has me looking into different options.
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    Edit - when I looked into putting my gym on my second floor, I only looked at weight calculations. I don't remember the exact numbers, but my gym is on the second floor, so I would imagine your plan would work fine with the standard spacing.
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    Originally Posted by litljay View Post
    Jamal - is there something from stopping you simply pouring a slab of concrete?


    Edit - when I looked into putting my gym on my second floor, I only looked at weight calculations. I don't remember the exact numbers, but my gym is on the second floor, so I would imagine your plan would work fine with the standard spacing.
    Where I want to put it isn't terribly accessible by a cement truck. I know they can use a hose but might just be more convenient to build the floor myself.
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    Originally Posted by jamalfudge View Post
    Where I want to put it isn't terribly accessible by a cement truck. I know they can use a hose but might just be more convenient to build the floor myself.
    Weight calcs will depend on the span and the size of the floor joists. I don't think you'll see a big problem. I would at least add a second layer of OSB/plywood with rubber stall mats on top in your deadlift area though.
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    Originally Posted by litljay View Post
    Weight calcs will depend on the span and the size of the floor joists. I don't think you'll see a big problem. I would at least add a second layer of OSB/plywood with rubber stall mats on top in your deadlift area though.
    That's what I was thinking. Thanks Jay.
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