How to Build an Accessible Home Gym

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on June 13, 2016

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Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and Ask TOH host Kevin O’Connor head to Montana to build an accessible home gym for a Navy SEAL injured in the war in Afghanistan. (See below or a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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Shopping List for How to Build an Accessible Home Gym:
– Interlocking rubber pad squares
– Finished piece of foam
– Metal framing with J-channel
– Mirror
– Fitness equipment
– Screws

Tools for How to Build an Accessible Home Gym:
– Driver
– Wrench

Steps for How to Build an Accessible Home Gym:
1. Use the interlocking rubber pad squares to build a floor for the home gym. Lay them down in the space using the locking system, starting from a corner and working your way out. You can trim the ends with a finished piece of foam.
2. Mount the metal framing with J-channel on a wall using screws and a driver, keeping the larger piece of J-channel on top.
3. Pop the mirror into the framing and make sure it catches on the J-channel at the top and bottom.
4. Attach the fitness equipment to wall studs or place on the floor.

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