I didn’t have shit to do this weekend so I bought some wood and built some stuff. I made two stair sets that are 4 stairs each. Each step is 25 cm deep and 25 cm tall. The sets are each 50 cm wide. I also made two platforms that are about 135 cm (the circumference of a 20" tire) long, about 50 cm wide, and 25 cm high. The last thing I made was a balance beam that is 50 cm high and 235 cm long. The platforms will be getting angle iron for grinding eventually. I designed the obstacles so that they have many different configurations. Here are a few pictures I took.
That Stuff is awesome!
I built some stuff about a year ago-and it is now starting to get old, and I have pretty much broken everything. So I need to start thinking about building some new things! Thanks for the ideas!
You are giving me ideas. One point, it looks like the rear of your steps are held on by 2 screws . Looks like it will break, maybe put blocks under there.
I have done a lot of deck building. The coolest thing I discovered is to buy "Deck mate " brand "square drive " screws from Home Depot. The head on these looks like a tougher philips. It requires a special bit to drive them in, but they give you a free one in the box, and they seem never to break. These screws are great because the head never strips. With a drill driver, they make putting stuff together and taking it apart fast and easy.
I want to build something now !
that looks really nice. THe only schanges i would make is to have it 3 stair and the when you put one platform on you have a 3 stair a another platform for somewhere else. but when you stack 2 platforms on it would make it 4 stair.
those square bit ones are ok. if you have a newish bit and are using wood. but i install alumminum sunrooms and they used to give us those and if you didn’t have a fresh bit then it would stip a lot. now we use hex drive screws.
sorry for getting off topic
But it sounds like the same thing. The point is to avoid the total pain of having the head strip. Then it’s out with the vise grips, or the hammer and cold chisel. Putting stuff together with superior screws is the way to go. I would recommend my Dewalt cordless impact driver. It can install a 4" screw in seconds without drilling a hole first. Light weight mag case. Rare earth magnets.
Costs as much as a good uni though. The 60 $ corded Dewalt drill driver is the way to go unless you really do a lot of this stuff.
Anyway, great job!
And to further threadjack the topic while backing up Skrobos claim that Torx are the way to go, last summer I put on 6 pallats of nova brick on our house, one bit it was awsome it’s like having a splined hub vs a square taper, which one is better?