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climb4free


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I was inspired to post progress photos for my current construction project by this thread from rrrADAM.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ost=2176719;#2176719


So far... I've done it all myself

Day 1 consisted of setting up the ceiling joist supports and the kickboards. The ceiling work was tough because I would have to prop stuff up and balance it while screwing into the joists.

Day 2 I started framing the 30* wall.
Here is my nearly 2 year old hanging out amongst the framing.


30* wall with supports


Day 3 I framed the 15* wall


Day 4 I framed the vert wall on the far right and the transition wall between the 15* & 30*


Here is the side view. You'll see that the supports of the 30* wall will also act as the floor supports for the kiddie fort.


More to come, I did start putting some plywood up and installed my hangboard all on Day 4, pictures to come.
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Right on! Looks great!


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End of Day 4 - hangboard installed and first couple chunks of plywood attached.


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Day 5 - I finished attaching the plywood on the 15* wall


I drilled, t-nutted, and hung the plywood for the vert wall on the far right


This is how it looks thus far, 5 days, by myself, couple hours a day.

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how do you plan on fixing t-nuts when they strip?
I've always wondered when people make walls like this how they plan on doing that.


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clews wrote:
how do you plan on fixing t-nuts when they strip?
I've always wondered when people make walls like this how they plan on doing that.

a piece of tape over the hole always works well.. or if you actually really want to fix it you just take the wood back down fix the t nut(s) that have spun lose and screw it back up


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clews wrote:
how do you plan on fixing t-nuts when they strip?
I've always wondered when people make walls like this how they plan on doing that.

Another great way to solve this problem is by installing the T-nuts correctly in the first place. A lot of people just hammer them into place.

A good way to do it, yet takes longer, is by having one person screw a hold into place from the front, while someone stands at the back and holds the t nut perpendicular to the wall as its being screwed in. This guides it in to place firmly and it will maintain its perpendicular orientation for much longer.


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irregularpanda wrote:
clews wrote:
how do you plan on fixing t-nuts when they strip?
I've always wondered when people make walls like this how they plan on doing that.

Another great way to solve this problem is by installing the T-nuts correctly in the first place. A lot of people just hammer them into place.

A good way to do it, yet takes longer, is by having one person screw a hold into place from the front, while someone stands at the back and holds the t nut perpendicular to the wall as its being screwed in. This guides it in to place firmly and it will maintain its perpendicular orientation for much longer.


I second that, but add don't let idiots set routes on your wall. I set routes in a gym for 4 years and maybe stripped 4 or 5 t-nut in all that time, but Iíve been setting routes for comps and watched a guy strip out 4 or 5 per route. If you know what youíre doing itís not that hard.


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HeatAttack wrote:
clews wrote:
how do you plan on fixing t-nuts when they strip?
I've always wondered when people make walls like this how they plan on doing that.

a piece of tape over the hole always works well.. or if you actually really want to fix it you just take the wood back down fix the t nut(s) that have spun lose and screw it back up

I don't plan on having any strip. But now that I'm thinking about it, IF it did need to be repaired, there is access to the back of the 15* & 30* walls and the vert wall and roof I guess I'll have to take the plywood down and fix it that way as HeatAttack mentioned.


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Wow, that is nice. I wish I had that much room for some walls. Keep up the great work!


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Looks sick! Are you planning on putting holds on the ceiling?


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milesenoell wrote:
Looks sick! Are you planning on putting holds on the ceiling?

Yes, just the equivalent of a 4'x8' sheet of ply at a diagonal across the gap between the 15* & 30* walls.

Edited to add: I have holds up on the 2 completed sections. I have a climbing trip to So.Ill. this weekend and will be finishing the wall shortly after I get back. Photos to come...


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That looks awesome, too bad i dont have a garage.


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Looks awesome! I need to build a garage first!
Considering a free standing adjustable in my bedroom, who needs a bed anyway!


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wellyclimb wrote:
Looks awesome! I need to build a garage first!
Considering a free standing adjustable in my bedroom, who needs a bed anyway!

Who needs a crash pad when you have a bed.


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Nice looking wall.

You may already be planing to do this but, If I was you I would add some panels to the gap between the 15 and the 30 and the sides of the 15 and 30 so you can set overhanging arete and dihedral problems and long varied traverses.

Also, if you actually use the hang board a lot it needs to be more prominent...like at least 1-3 feet out, more if you want to use it for L sits/core. I might consider mounting it at the top of one of the steep walls where it could serve as a finishing jug and where you could mount jibs for feet.


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Alright, progress again!!! Almost done... until I expand <wink wink>.

Here is the wall at the finish of Day 6 of construction. I put panels on the side of the 30* wall to transition into the vert and the top part of the transition wall between the 15* and 30* wall.



All I have left now is the strip on the bottom of the 30* wall, the bottom half of the transition wall, and the roof. Need to go get 2 more sheets of ply and I think I'm good.
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Haven't checked back in a while... Looks GREAT bro!


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What's the hanging draw for? I'm going to begin building a woodie in my garage quite soon now.


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climb4free wrote:
Alright, progress again!!! Almost done... until I expand <wink wink>.

Here is the wall at the finish of Day 6 of construction. I put panels on the side of the 30* wall to transition into the vert and the top part of the transition wall between the 15* and 30* wall.



All I have left now is the strip on the bottom of the 30* wall, the bottom half of the transition wall, and the roof. Need to go get 2 more sheets of ply and I think I'm good.

Looks great! Good job!


irregularpanda wrote:
clews wrote:
how do you plan on fixing t-nuts when they strip?
I've always wondered when people make walls like this how they plan on doing that.

Another great way to solve this problem is by installing the T-nuts correctly in the first place. A lot of people just hammer them into place.

A good way to do it, yet takes longer, is by having one person screw a hold into place from the front, while someone stands at the back and holds the t nut perpendicular to the wall as its being screwed in. This guides it in to place firmly and it will maintain its perpendicular orientation for much longer.

When y'all put your t-nuts in do you use wood glue also? I think it's the metolius DIY wall article that mentions this.

How about the t-nuts with the two screws in them? Are they better to use?


climb4free


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Stormeh wrote:
What's the hanging draw for? I'm going to begin building a woodie in my garage quite soon now.

Hanging my shoes up <wink>

or teaching my 4 year old nephew to rope up

or practice clipping smoothly


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"kachoong wrote:
When y'all put your t-nuts in do you use wood glue also? I think it's the metolius DIY wall article that mentions this.

How about the t-nuts with the two screws in them? Are they better to use?

I haven't had any problems with t-nuts and all i did was hammer them in as straight as possible. If you're careful in tightening the first hold down, it'll pull the t-nut in and make it completely straight.


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Looks sweet - congrats!

Has anyone seen where some people surprised their med school friend by putting up a woodie in his office? Why aren't my friends that cool?


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Okay, here's the link:

http://theblindmonkey.com/...08/pimp-my-wall.html


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Hey, Id like to see a pic of the finished project.. Looks good so far.

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