the whole point of this blog is to help others with all the questions they have about setting up a similar home climbing gym, and ramble about a variety of climbing related subjects.
There is a variety of subjects... most involving rock climbing, written about on this blog. MAKING VOLUMES OR CLIMBING HOLDS, is probably one of the more popular subjects. just check the labels links or search bar to find your fancy.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

the SHED!!

well it took me several days and some extensive late night google-ing but i came up with my fourth draft version of ...."the SHED"! yeah its true that i shouldnt be that excited... especially when i spent some more time at home depot and did a cost analysis, only to find that this amazing 8ft by 10ft building will cost me roughly $2,200 dollars to build! slightly more painful than riping off a band aid in one stroke.

so i spent quite a bit of time researching how to do the framing, actually this all went down several week ago (the blog is playing catch up). also i had to check into the local building codes... kitsap county. (luckily i dont need one for a foot print less than 200 square feet.) then i took my plans over to my buddy josh, a structural engineer. he could tell me whether or not i had the plans for a time bomb. he laughed at my "lightening bolts" to depict cut-outs. hey.... im not an architect. well, then he took a closer look at the plans. he then jumped onto excel and found that the only flaw was that the building was a little lite. in theory, should the wind blow at the same time a really fat guy did a dyno on the bouldering wall it could potentially tip over on his ass. so i have to strap a little concrete to the opposite end for... ballast? otherwise he commented that my use of 2x4 on 12in centers ensures i have a super strong home for ...the TREADWALL KORE!! and an adequate base to attach a back yard bouldering wall. he and i are now currently throwing ideas back and forth for that element so you wont see those plans online just yet. i dont think im going to go into things too much, ill let the pictures do some talking, as construction begins im sure things will get refined.

the one important detail is that the building will be framed with panels that bolt together so that when i move i can take it and my treadwall with me.... i dont spent 2grand to leave it behind!!
(UPDATE: i never made the walls of the shed to bolt together, i decided as i started building it that i would rather have one twice the size.... more room for indoor bouldering and storage! so this guy/shed will be abandoned when i move. plus i saved money not making it to come apart. there are minor design changes in the final product... but WHO CARES!)

the details of the floor plan include 2x6 floor joist on 12in center. there are diagrams for how the walls will bolt to the floor. also note that the scale is 1ft by 1ft on the graph paper. there is a list of materials but i think you can ignore those and still get the idea. lastly the floor will sit on 6 4x4's into concrete footing/pier blocks.

this is where i let the light in. this is the ten foot wall with two 3ft by 6ft windows. this will be the short wall so eventually i will add a gutter. note that this wall is actually made up of 2 4ft by 10ft panels.

this is the tallest wall at 12ft. it is made up of three 4ft by 8ft panels.
the tic marks show where i initially planned to make the bolted connections. but, that will likely change in the future. this is also the site where the bouldering wall will mount to.

this diagram is meant to represent two walls. so think opposite for the other side (you figured that out on your own ..didn't you). so there are two 5ft by 8ft walls and then there is the upper 10ft long section with a tapper from 4ft to 2ft. that creates the standard slope (rise over run math nerds!!) for a shed roof. i expect that top panel will be a little difficult to frame. also where the lower panels join i plan to cover with a 2ft wide siding panel for extra strength at the connection.

so these are the roofing panels... these are also the part of the building that i think will be the most flexible, as far as changes go, when building time comes. i hope to avoid the overly white trash redneck trap cover finish!

here is the basic idea for the how i have to notch out the frames for mounting.... yeah this will be the hard part.

so i know you were wondering how i planned to connect the corners and keep it bolted together. i think this plan with work. note this scale is in inches for each square. ...and yes i know that 2x4's arent actually 2in by 4in.

here is the simple and obvious mid-wall connections... you get the idea.

every house needs a door! in my plan here you see a 7ft by 3ft door. that's so i can easily get the treadwall in and out when i move. plus if i decide to later i can frame in a standard size door in later. in the right half of the pic you see another view of the corner connections for the building.

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