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Questions around designing and building an indoor climbing frame

I have no idea what those connectors are called. Your local metal fabricator will be able to knock some up though. I suspect a cheaper approach would be to bolt the horizontal beams to the vertical ...
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Install Door Frame and Bifold Doors

If you're going to build a wall, just build a wall. Framing lumber is pretty cheap. The only trick being that it can be a challenge to find straight pieces. Steps: Get your measurements for the ...
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2.20m x 3.80m rectangular frame - will it be stable?

Will this be stable enough as far as warp is concerned? The term 'warp' can cover a lot of issues. Your boards may readily cup, twist, bow, or crook due to the repeated exposure to water and uneven ...
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Hand Saws for Timber Framing

In the British tradition, such work would be done with a wooden bow saw (also called a buck saw). A nice feature of such a saw is the direction of the cut is nearly independent of where the handle is ...
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Board strength of true 1"x4"

Board strength of true 1"x4" Further to what I say above in my Comment, because wood varies so much it's impossible to give real-world figures for this type of query. You can find tables ...
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Will a 4x4 be suitable?

You've got hydraulic jacks - even cheap ones will lift 2", so lift height isn't critical, so don't try to put your 4x4 vertically - that could be wobbly as it moves during the lift, and it ...
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Strengthening plant stand butt joints

If you use pocket screws for all the major joints here you don't have to have any particular worries about strength, they are very very strong if everything is done right1. Since this will see ...
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Strengthen a post and beam structure

The fact that your main post is flexing under load isn’t surprising given how far out the horizontal beam extends. On the up side it tells me the joint between the two is very strong, so, well done ...
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