DIY – Climbing wall
Newest home building project just finished, and a small bouldering wall for my kids, is now hanging right smach in the middle of our living room, not hidden away in the garage where it would never be used. Any one interest in repeating? Here is my step-by-step and bill of cost.
So hard can it be, well some google fu, and about 2 nights in the garage was all it took.
#1 – Building the frame
Started of with a plywood board, witch you can get at your local shop. Actually I couldn’t get a hold of thinker then 12mm, without a toungue and groove side, but I got the shop to cut it off. Screw your 48×38 on around the frame, and have some every 60cm for make it stronger. I miss judged and ended up without a extra poll in the middle….
#2 – Marking the spot
Since this was going to be a child only wall, I figure 20×20 cm would be perfect, so I drew out a crossing with 10cm spacing. Drilled a hole, should have used a 11mm drill, but that’s almost impossible to get a hold of, a 12mm should do the trick, and get a propper one, like this one:
#3 – Sanding and Painting
Time to make it smooth before making it sandy….. Well smooth the edges, and make it look like one whole piece. Round all the corners to make it kid friendly…and I got a tip to make the surface a bit better to climb on, put some sand in the paint.. but I actually found something much better. Structure painting, usually used for cement walls, but for this it worked perfectly.
#4 – Hit it
#5 – Mount it on the wall
I’ll update the post with overview of cost, and build materials!