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Help me build my woody (or, you build, I pay) 8-Sep-2009 At 5:24:18 PM WM
yep i did this in my carport. when pushed up against the wall it only takes up about 30cm of the width of the carport - including the thin hard foam mats strapped on the front. so car can go in & out as normal. can be climbed on at any angle between vertical and 40 degrees. a kickboard adds unnecessary complexity imo. mine is just a big panel sitting on the floor via hinges. actually the hinges are screwed into bits of 2x4 which are bolted into the concrete floor. I just used domestic door hinges (heavy-ish duty) and ~50mm wood screws. they have been going fine for years. the attachment point to the wall at the top is via chains - you really want this point to be strong because the sideways forces are pretty huge when you drop it down to 40 degrees and start swinging around on it. you could literally rip the wall out.

I have considered some sort of swinging struts (~2m lengths of 2x4 would probably do) mounted to the board via some sort of axle at the top, with the bottom end hitting the floor and becoming load bearing legs when it's in the 40 degree position, to give the wall a break in the highest load position. haven't actually done it yet though.

like everyone else said, you'll hardly use it if you don't have mates come over

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