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Jan 24, 2013
Michelle Lynn wrote:
My first woody! So excited... Yep, it's in my living room. My boyfriend is pretty dope for supporting this one...


Does anyone think they could give me some advice on adapting this design to be two panels wide? I'm looking to build a freestanding wall for my apartment, and this is similar to what I was thinking of making.

My concern is that there might be some torque/shear forces on the small vertical section at the back, and I'm also not sure what the most secure way is to attach the support beams to the horizontal joist at the front.
Elfer
Joined Jan 17, 2013
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Jan 24, 2013
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Elfer wrote:
Does anyone think they could give me some advice on adapting this design to be two panels wide? I'm looking to build a freestanding wall for my apartment, and this is similar to what I was thinking of making. My concern is that there might be some torque/shear forces on the small vertical section at the back, and I'm also not sure what the most secure way is to attach the support beams to the horizontal joist at the front.


It is pretty simple and I have built 8ft wide free-standing walls. Just orient the panels horizontal and with a proper frame it should be plenty strong enough. If you are worried about it sagging in the middle you can add horizontal braces on the backside on top of the frame or just use 2x6's. Lots of similar built woodies in this thread so there should be plenty of inspiration.
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
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Jan 24, 2013
Andy Librande wrote:
It is pretty simple and I have built 8ft wide free-standing walls. Just orient the panels horizontal and with a proper frame it should be plenty strong enough. If you are worried about it sagging in the middle you can add horizontal braces on the backside on top of the frame or just use 2x6's. Lots of similar built woodies in this thread so there should be plenty of inspiration.


I was thinking of keeping the panels vertical and building two frames for them, then beefing up the top joist (like 2 2x4s or 2x6s glued and screwed together) and attaching the two frames side by side, and bolting the frames together in the middle once they're up. The issue is that the working space is pretty small and it would be hard to manipulate an 8x8 frame or lift the panel to attach it, and impossible to get it out of the room once it's in.

I should probably try to make a sketch or CAD model of this so you can see what I mean. Really my main concern is that there would be shifting of the kickboard section, but I don't know how much force will actually be out of the vertical plane.
Elfer
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on top of the Grand Teton
Andy Librande wrote:
It is pretty simple and I have built 8ft wide free-standing walls. Just orient the panels horizontal and with a proper frame it should be plenty strong enough. If you are worried about it sagging in the middle you can add horizontal braces on the backside on top of the frame or just use 2x6's. Lots of similar built woodies in this thread so there should be plenty of inspiration.


We originally planned an 8' wide design with pretty much these exact changes. Laying a tape measure out on our living room floor gave us a reality check, however, so we went for the smaller version that Michelle posted. I should also point out that there's a hidden 2x4 under one of the pads for added side-to-side stability (recommended, especially for a wider design).
Joe Stern
From Moab, Utah
Joined Dec 3, 2007
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Mar 10, 2013
since this photo, there have been some additions and many more holds. Also, I might be selling it, anyone interested?
45 degree3 wall in the background and the roof in ...
45 degree3 wall in the background and the roof in the forground
Kegan Minock
From colorado springs
Joined Apr 26, 2010
215 points
Mar 11, 2013
Kegan Minock wrote:
since this photo, there have been some additions and many more holds. Also, I might be selling it, anyone interested?


How much? It would look great in my garage, since you stole my color scheme. I think I would rather have it go steep to vert than vert to roof.
GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
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Mar 11, 2013
Destroyer of popcorn
I might be interested in some of your holds, especially the larger ones. I'll be in the Springs the weekend of April 7/8 so local pickup would work. Let me know.

Kegan Minock wrote:
since this photo, there have been some additions and many more holds. Also, I might be selling it, anyone interested?
Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Joined Apr 19, 2004
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Mar 11, 2013
RCC@50+ Photo courtesy CO Crack Gear
The wall in the background is now gone...
Woodiness...
Woodiness...
RobC2
Joined Mar 9, 2009
168 points
Mar 11, 2013
one view of the garage....more to come
one view of the garage....more to come

Garage woody...more to come!
Chalk Norris
From Brighton, CO
Joined Nov 21, 2006
11 points
Mar 11, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Kegan Minock wrote:
since this photo, there have been some additions and many more holds. Also, I might be selling it, anyone interested?


Impressive gym,,,looks like a real professional climbing gym. Made alot of space work for you for sure.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Mar 11, 2013
thanks! yeah me and a few buddies put it up. took a week but honestly more beer drinking got done than building.
Just to clear some things up, i am not selling my holds, Those will be going to my new climbing gym.
As far as how much i would like to sell it for, let me do some talking with the girlfriend and figure out how much we would like to get out of it.
Kegan Minock
From colorado springs
Joined Apr 26, 2010
215 points
Mar 11, 2013
And suddenly I'm feeling the need to go build my woody. This thread has made me realize I really need to finish mine instead of just having the materials. Lukus
From Clinton,Mo
Joined Mar 11, 2013
3 points
Mar 29, 2013
Hey, I'm going to be putting up a bouldering wall in my room soon. I was just wondering how those of you who have put walls up feel about painting the woody? I'm not really concerned about the aesthetics of the wall so much as the functionality. That is, I've heard some people say that holds will spin if the wall is not painted with some sort of textured paint. Those of you with unpainted walls, do you find that to be the case? Or does it not really matter that much?

Thanks for the advice!
vgallo502
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Mar 29, 2013
Day Lily.
My wall in my barn is painted and painting, in my experience, does not make a difference except the aesthetic of it. Makes for good vibes, but so does the classic exposed wood (to me).

If anything drop some $ and mix in antiskid sand into paint, makes smearing possible (depending on situtaion of course) and helps fill the potential of your wall/space.
The Stoned Master
From Pennsylvania
Joined Dec 5, 2012
3,666 points
Mar 29, 2013
I love danmoyer89's paint job on his woody. Reminds me of a Basquiat painting. Nice job. zenetopia
Joined Jul 18, 2012
29 points
Mar 29, 2013
Woody built by my room-mates and I in a day or so, still more work to do pending funds.
woody w/ crack
woody w/ crack
Zach Myers
From Prescott, AZ
Joined Oct 1, 2012
50 points
Mar 31, 2013
circle
woody
woody

Put this up in my yard the past couple days. Its still in progress, but coming along. Thanks for the inspiration!
Michael Neuder
From Colorado Springs, Co
Joined Jun 30, 2010
231 points
Mar 31, 2013
FA of "Slip-and-Slide" 5.10c/d Hagwilget...
My home gym is 1000 sq ft climbing surface in a 20x24 shop with a 12' ceiling. 20/15/10 roll, 20/45/15 bulge, 45/60/30 roof, a 40, a nice arete and some vert. 6"dual density foam with carpet overlaid, pretty fun place to hang out! here's a few photos of construction and finished product... sorry some of the pics are kinda crappy


roof section and 40 degree wall framing
roof section and 40 degree wall framing


20/15/10 roll framing
20/15/10 roll framing


20/45/15 bulge framing with roll shown beside
20/45/15 bulge framing with roll shown beside


plywood starting to go on...
plywood starting to go on...


plywood on the 60
plywood on the 60


a view of the other side angles
a view of the other side angles


almost ready for paint...
almost ready for paint...


a few of the volumes I made
a few of the volumes I made


laying down the foam
laying down the foam


setting
setting


60,40,and arete with some problems set
60,40,and arete with some problems set


volue installed on the bulge
volue installed on the bulge
Greg Stokes
From Smithers, BC CANADA
Joined Mar 5, 2013
120 points
Mar 31, 2013
OMG, I winz!!!
Greg you must already know but damn that's awesome. Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2007
560 points
Mar 31, 2013
FA of "Slip-and-Slide" 5.10c/d Hagwilget...
Thanks, Chris!

This is my third home wall so I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted when I got this shop with my new house. Pretty fun place to play over the winter for sure.
Greg Stokes
From Smithers, BC CANADA
Joined Mar 5, 2013
120 points
Mar 31, 2013
Thunder
Basement Woody.   1st time build
Basement Woody. 1st time build



This is my Woody. It has a 20% angle into a 50% upper, then a vertical wall with a flat roof. It also has a inner corner system. All finish at the hang board.

About $130 in materials and a $75 bucket of holds from a local auction. I used sand mixed with paint for texture.

Good fun and winter training!
Shane Neal
From Colorado Springs, CO.
Joined Mar 6, 2002
273 points
Mar 31, 2013
wall
wall


wall
wall


wall
wall


wall
wall


wall
wall


Not quite done yet but here are some shots of the process
NickO
From Utah
Joined Apr 11, 2011
45 points
Apr 1, 2013
FA of "Slip-and-Slide" 5.10c/d Hagwilget...
adding a couple more better shots of my wall...

roll and bulge with volumes and holds
roll and bulge with volumes and holds


steep walls
steep walls
Greg Stokes
From Smithers, BC CANADA
Joined Mar 5, 2013
120 points
Apr 11, 2013
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
Sheldon Deeny wrote:
A have a few questions: For those of you who have a free standing, lean-to style woody, how did you attach the support "legs" to the top corners and/or sides of the board? Is it sturdy enough, or would you change it if you could? A picture would help a lot, if anyone can provide one. How wide is your free standing board? And one last question, would a 20 degree board need a kicker/footer or be OK without? Thanks.


#1 Lag-bolts work best IMO, check photo #6 and 9 here (rough idea of how I have done the lag-bolts): andylibrande.com/homeclimbingw...

#2: width should be no less then 8ft, 12 ft is really nice

#3: at 20 degrees you probably don't need a kicker.
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,949 points
Apr 15, 2013
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psyched to finally be able to contribute to this thread!
woody
woody
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