5AprBuild your own swinging wall sets
Okay folks here’s the deal.
For those of you interested in building your own set of swinging walls here are some detailed drawings and additional images that should give you a good idea of how it’s done.
Some words of caution. I hung the walls by myself and almost vapor locked – even though it’s all lightweight wood each wall is pretty heavy. Get . . . CLICK BELOW TO READ THE REST someone to help you. Secondly, the plans I’ve drawn are exactly how I built these walls. If you want to experiment with a different design go right ahead – but I will not answer questions about changes to these plans or why your way didn’t work.
Also, the design of the “step box” and the fact that it is lag bolted to the wall and studs is absolutely critical. All of the weight of all four double sided walls hangs on the step box which hangs on the wall. If you don’t do this right you’ll end up with a mess and possibly someone getting hurt. If you are not comfortable with basic carpentry skills get someone who is to help you.
I have not included plans or instructions for the design of the wall covering(s) I made – i.e. the stucco or the polystyrene blocks. If you want to ask questions about those things great – but you must do so here on the blog – I don’t have time to answer individual emails when many people may have the same question. Asking in the blog will be beneficial to everyone.
And finally, I make no claim or guarantee as to the safety or quality of these plans or your finished product. These walls have been in my studio for over five years now with never a problem. However, I am an anal freak when it comes to securing things. Don’t skimp on the screws!
So, here is a detailed plan of the “step box” BoxStep
And here is a detailed plan of the “wall frame” WallFrame
And you can GO HERE to see a video of the walls in action.
And following are some close up detail photos.
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