How To Make An Indoor Climbing Wall
There is nothing more satisfying than building something for your kids with your own hands.
Disclaimer: WE ARE VERY ROOKIE DIYERS
Things You Need:
4×8 Plywood Sheet – Home Depot $38
Rocks with Hardware – ebay $54.99
Extra 100 T-Nuts – Amazon $13
Paint $15 (Optional)
Wood Glue $5 (for a bottle)
3 Inch Long Hex Screws $1.79
Ordered Rocks, T Nuts and Bolts from ebay
These are 40 very good quality rocks with hardware
Made T-Shape jig to make an 8inx8in grid on 4ftx8ft plywood
Drilled holes at every 8 inch of that jig (watch video for reference)
We joined two 4×8 plywood sheets before drilling the holes in.
T Nuts will go at the back to screw Bolts and Rock at front
Fill the gaps with wood glue
After drilling the holes according to the grid. We drilled some random holes as well
Sand . . . Sand . . . Sand
Hammer in the T-Nuts
Measuring to cut it according to the wall
Cut to fit
Moved to the basement
Now screwing in the Rocks with bolts using impact driver
Gave it an incline
Secured it with Hex Screws
We made this wall for a toddler. So we gave it an incline and used all 40 rocks. Secured it with Hex Screws on top. Placed a mattress at bottom and safety harness.
When she gets better at it and wants to be challenged. We will make a back frame to install the climbing wall straight with the wall. Will include the second wood pallet as well. Increase the space between rocks. Will use plenty of spare T-Nuts that we ordered from Amazon. Still mattress at the bottom and Safety Harness.