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wanlessrm


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Can I use 1/2" or 3/4" particle board?
Or does it have to be plywood?
Thanks for any help.


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Also, I would use plywood over particle board, it is a lot stronger. 3/4" plywood should be fine for your wall.


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I know plywood is stronger but I wanted to save some bucks with the particle board is this possible?

also is it a good deal to get 25 bolts for 14 bucks and 200 t nuts for 23 bucks?
Thanks again!


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Go with the plywood dude. Sure it hurts your wallet a bit but it's better to do it properly now than have to rebuild the whole thing when it starts to fall apart and/or you start pulling T nuts through it. Particle board is just not meant for that kind of use.

It's usually pretty easy to get second hand timber for the frames which can save you some coin but you would be have to very lucky to get some decent plywood secondhand.

If you do it properly, it will be the singe best step to improving your climbing thats for sure.


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You can get 3/4 in plywood for $16 bucks a sheet at Home Depot.
You don't really need to buy the sanded plywood that cost $25 a sheet.

But by all means buy plywood though. It is much better for holding t-nuts in. Which is very important.


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It has already been said... Go plywood. and dont skimp on the timber. Remember it your a$$ that is going to be hanging off it.

You can also use 3-4 layers of 1/4 in. plywood if you want to sculpt your wall (think skateboard ramp)

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And no, the price for those t-nuts and bolts blows. Go to a fastener company and buy a gross of them, costs near to nothing. ANd use the bolts that come with your holds, unless you are making your own. Then again with the fastener company and get the thicker threads, they will last longer and sustain more weight.

good luck

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Where do a find a fastener company? What would I say when I walked in? I hope this doesn't sound stupid I just want to get the right stuff the first time!


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Look in the phone book under fasteners or online.
Ask for 3/8 diameter t-nut. It is alwyas good to to bring in a t-nut and a bolt to show them what you are looking for.


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