Balance Beam

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Project by Hewy posted 12-24-2012 05:40 PM 2545 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandaughter is in gymnastics and wanted a balance beam to pratice on at home.
I searched the internet to find some plans to build one, but couldn’t find anything
I liked. I decided to came up with my own plan. The beam is made out of two 2”x 6”x8’ and one 4/4×8’ glued and screwed together
to form a beam that finishes at 4”x5”x8’ which was then covered with suede fabric.
The legs are made from 4”x4” stock and the 4 feet were made from 2”x 6”x 30” stock.
The finished height is 32”.

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 06:33 PM

She’ll love it nice work

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 06:55 PM

Good job grandpa. She will love it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 07:10 PM

Kudos Grandpa !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 11:22 PM

My girlfriends daughter is in gymnastics also, i think you just got me some brownie points coming. Nice job.

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 04:06 AM

I looked at this and thought “What on earth is that finish?” Then I saw it was suede. :)

Nice work! Looks very stable.

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#6 posted 01-26-2015 05:18 PM

Nice! The “finish” got me too. I though, “I’ve gotta find me that wood, whatever it is!”

Tricky suede, you got me this time…

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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