This garage in Houston, TX, got it’s homewall last spring like many others. Owner Perham Dixon has two nice angles complemented by volumes for a simple but varied wall. Check out past HWOW here.
How long did it take you to build?
It took one really long day for the initial part (phase 1). I started around 8 and finished about 20:00. The drilling and putting in t-nuts was probably the most time consuming part. The framing and paneling was fairly easy and quick.
Not including holds and padding, how much did it cost you to build?
The cost was about $200 worth of lumber and screws. I had a bit of lumber, screws and t-nuts previously bought so maybe add another $50-75 to the total.
Did anything in particular inspire your wall design?
Not anything in particular, except the burning to desire climb. But seriously.
What was the most difficult aspect of the design and build?
The design was pretty straightforward. I wanted to go as high as possible to ceiling and then add the roof. I also wanted to be able to get behind the wall for t-nut issues and the like. So, ended up with about 17 degree angle on wall then transitions to roof. I guess the hardest part was putting up the roof section of panels by my lonesome. Everyone was busy but I got it done without any injuries.
What would you do differently?
I would go bigger but alas funds, space and wife (not really) is holding that all back.
What is your favorite aspect?
I enjoy building generally so its all fun. Putting up all the volumes I just finished and resetting was my favorite part recently. Getting on a fresh set is a great feeling.
Any words of wisdom to aspiring homewallers?
Just give it a go. It may seem daunting and hard but really not all that bad. Also, plan first and then build. Get all the measurement and make lists. Lastly, as many have said, holds are the expensive part. I bought mostly factory seconds.
Do you have any connection to climbing brands or gyms?
I work part-time as a setter at Climbwoodlands but thats about it.
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