This week’s CBJ Homewall of the Week is another little backyard woodie thrown together in North Reading, MA. The colorful paint job makes the most of owner Nate Furst’s six-foot tall budget-friendly wall. See past homewalls here.
When did you build your wall?
Beginning of April the day after my gym announced its shutdown and outdoor climbing was discouraged due to Covid-19.
How long did it take you to build?
So the wall took about 30min to bang together so actually not bad, and the supports took a little longer, maybe 1.5 hours. But the hang board took us about 3 hours, it’s made completely of scrap from under my porch. All and all 2 different days.
Not including holds and padding, how much did it cost you to build?
I spent about $120 on screws, 2x4s and plywood but I got a lot from salvage so I was able to keep the price down quite a bit.
Did anything in particular inspire your wall design?
I wanted something unique and colorful. But also needed something overhung to train power on.
What was the most difficult aspect of the design and build?
The hang board, it was a nightmare outing. It’s strong and will hold you but it sure looks sketch.
What would you do differently?
Since I didn’t actually draw up a plan for this wall, it does have some flaws. So next time I would plan better and not have to use as much scrap wood.
What is your favorite aspect?
My favorite aspect I would say is the paint job, me and my girl friend did all sorts of different things with spray paint, paint markers, sharpies, and hand prints. And it came out really awesome.
Any words of wisdom to aspiring homewallers?
You don’t have to have the biggest wall in the world, you can still have a blast on a 6 foot tall piece of garbage!!
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