HWOW 43 – Simple Yet Generous Shed Homewall

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Owner Alex Holcomb decided on some simple angles to fill the big shed he was working with. The end result in Zionville, NC, is just right. Check out past HWOW here

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When did you build your wall?
I moved last June and tore down my old wall with the intention to rebuild a new one right away. It didn’t happen until this May when everything shut down.

How long did it take you to build?
Nearly an entire month as I was working almost all by myself with a little help from my wife.

Not including holds and padding, how much did it cost you to build?
Well I had some wood I was able to reuse, but just in wood and fasteners it was probably around 1000 dollars.

Did anything in particular inspire your wall design?
Simplicity of build. Originally I had drawn up a much more complex design with a great many angle changes mid wall. But ultimately it was a big enough project just to do simple angles, and on a project wall I feel like I probably don’t need anything crazier.

What was the most difficult aspect of the design and build?
Because I was building the wall to attach into the structure of the shed that was already in place, the hardest part was getting the angles exactly right. Wood is never perfectly straight and level, and that included the wooden roof supports that I was attaching to. So each wall support had to be measured and angled separately to make an even face. It was quite time consuming.

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What would you do differently?
I think I maybe might have preferred to do the entire wall on the 40 degree angle of my center piece. But I’m still not sure.

What is your favorite aspect?
We have a great local gym, but their hours are not always conducive to my changing schedule. So I love being able to get my workout in whenever I can.

Any words of wisdom to aspiring homewallers?
Just go for it. You learn everything you need to know as you go. And while it’s obviously easier and less time consuming if you have the right tools, a circular saw and a drill are all you really need.

Do you have any connection to climbing brands or gyms?
I know a handful of shaper for e-Grips and So iLL. So I asked some advice on design and for good holds to buy.


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