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rico10a


Oct 25, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Has anyone looked at the following site? They're offering features to screw onto existing walls...look good but I'm curious if anyone else has seen this site.

http://www.sjformations.com/


rschap


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What a waste of money, $250-$375 for that. I could make one of those in about 20 min with a jig saw and a screw gun. I'd say $80 is all the more I'd spend on one.


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That's lovely that you are an awesome wood chopping man but, the price is to pay for the convenience of not having to make the product. Maybe you should create some competition in the market and start your own Co.

Who is John Galt?


kletter1mann


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They're totally worth it. Our customers and setters both love them. We had a carpenter make a bunch of very similar features for us. The cost in hours and materials was significantly more than these. If they're like ours - and they seem to be - they have all kinds of compound angles and are well joined. Ours have a mounting plate that bolts to the wal and the feature bolts onto that.

Anybody that says they can make one with a jigsaw in 20 minutes has no idea what they're talking about.


taydude


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no seriously it's not that hard at all. Some basic math and a table saw is all you need.


climb4free


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Those do look well done. I've tinkered at making some "features" or "modulars", they are doable by ones self, but those look classy, so depending on the look you're going for, my garage doesn't care much. I guess the big issue is, do you live within 80 miles where the delivery and install is included, if you do not, what delivery options do they offer?


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I've seen other big features that could have another hold attachted to it.

That pyramid one looks kinda dangerous thoPirate


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We had things like that at the gym I used to work at. We built our own.


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Definitely looks cool, but honestly the cost makes me want to do it myself.

Maybe if they were cheaper... i mean, this is wood we're talking about.


rschap


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kletter1mann wrote:
They're totally worth it. Our customers and setters both love them. We had a carpenter make a bunch of very similar features for us. The cost in hours and materials was significantly more than these. If they're like ours - and they seem to be - they have all kinds of compound angles and are well joined. Ours have a mounting plate that bolts to the wal and the feature bolts onto that.

Anybody that says they can make one with a jigsaw in 20 minutes has no idea what they're talking about.



Seems I'm not the only one who thinks they're a waste of money. And I take it back, I would need my skill saw not jig saw but I stand by the 20 minutes


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dudemanbu


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20 mins to assemble seems accurate. I think trip to store to buy the materials, draw up the plans, measure, cut, and then assemble would be more like 2 hours . But still... even at a good wage, that's way cheaper.


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 That's a good point. I didn't even think about picking up material because I have a bunch lying around do to perpetual home remodeling, but the average person does not. I even have left over T nuts from the wall I built in the garage. I was thinking material in hand.


granite_grrl


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It shouldn't be too bad to make them yourself, it starts to be a problem if you don't have the tools to do it though (but a person theoretically had the tools to make the woody in the first place....).

Here's a photo of our wall in an old apartment with the volumes my husband made.



Photo after we rebuilt the wall in our house:

Only 2 out of 3 are still on the wall, but we have since attached the last volume to the ceiling, which is pretty kick ass.


climb4free


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I remember seeing pics of your prior wall, and I was impressed.

But now, <drools> that is AMAZING!!!


granite_grrl wrote:
It shouldn't be too bad to make them yourself, it starts to be a problem if you don't have the tools to do it though (but a person theoretically had the tools to make the woody in the first place....).

Here's a photo of our wall in an old apartment with the volumes my husband made.



Photo after we rebuilt the wall in our house:

Only 2 out of 3 are still on the wall, but we have since attached the last volume to the ceiling, which is pretty kick ass.


Climbhigh1123


Nov 9, 2009, 4:19 PM
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We actually have these at North Summit Climbing Gym, the setters and climbers at the gym love the volumes. They're really well made.


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