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How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant?

 
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Pablo
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:33 pm    Post subject: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant? Reply with quote

I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood (4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata
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Edwin Pawlowski
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

"Pablo" <pmata814@msn.com> wrote in message
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I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan
to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood
(4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata


You want to build a frame and then mount the plywood on the face of it.
From the side you want to make a triangle shaped support made from three
pieces. This can be done on the ground and then stood up in place.

Cut the bottom of a 2 x 4 at a 15 degree angle. Cut the opposite end to the
same angle so it will be perpendicular to the ground. Nail this to a 2 x
4. Cut another to complete the triangle. This is going to get nailed to
the flat plate that will be the bottom for the wall. After making the
frame, attack the plywood.

Ed
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patrick conroy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

"Pablo" <pmata814@msn.com> wrote in message
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I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I

Screw both plywood sheets to four 2x4's spaced appropriately. Use two hinges
to screw top sheet of plywood to two other 2x4's with their bases cut at a
15" angle - those will be the legs.
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Jay
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

pmata814@msn.com (Pablo) wrote in message news:<3fa5e325.0407230633.43f83d01@posting.google.com>...
Quote:
I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood (4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata

Simple. Build it as a standard frame wall, 16" centers. Bevel the base
rail 15 degrees on the TS and mitre the bottom ends of the studs at 15
degrees. As for support and making it stand, depends on the situation.
If you are in earth, you might want to set 4X4 posts in with cement
and attch to the studs. On cement, you might want to use some simple
tapcons to secure the base as well as the posts.
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Lawrence Wasserman
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:23 pm    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

In article <3fa5e325.0407230633.43f83d01@posting.google.com>,
Pablo <pmata814@msn.com> wrote:
Quote:
I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood (4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata

Build it plumb and place it on a 15 degree slope.


--

Larry Wasserman Baltimore, Maryland
lwasserm@charm.net
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mike
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:07 am    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

pmata814@msn.com (Pablo) wrote in message news:<3fa5e325.0407230633.43f83d01@posting.google.com>...
Quote:
I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood (4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata

Cut 15 degree angle on 5 2x4"s for 24" stud spacing or 7 2x4's for 16"
spacing. Nail to 8'-0" long top and bottom plates.Nail plywood to
frame. If the wall is to lean against another wall, then you are done.
If the wall is to be free standing, then you need to add angled braces
at each end to keep it from falling over.

mike
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:31 am    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

On 23 Jul 2004 07:33:43 -0700, pmata814@msn.com (Pablo) wrote:

Quote:
I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood (4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata



go find a construction sit where the wall framing is exposed. bring a
pad of paper and something to write/draw with. if you can find a
jobsite where the walls are being made while you watch so much the
better.

note the relationship of the top and bottom "plate" (2x4) to the studs
(verticals).
note the presence (or absence) of mid span blocking. measure the
distance between the 2x4s.
look if you can at the nails that are used to hold it all together.
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Preston Andreas
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

The information given on construction is good. I will add that for an 8'
high piece of plywood to lean back 15, the length of the base is 24 7/8"
and the height is 92 3/4".

Preston
"Pablo" <pmata814@msn.com> wrote in message
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Quote:
I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan
to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood
(4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata
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Bill Rogers
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

On 23 Jul 2004 14:07:49 -0700, kwoodhands@netzero.com (mike) wrote:

Quote:
pmata814@msn.com (Pablo) wrote in message news:<3fa5e325.0407230633.43f83d01@posting.google.com>...
I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood (4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

With a slope of 15 degrees, the vertical height of an 8' sheet is
8cos(16) = about 7'9".

Built a frame across the room which drops enough from the ceiling to
leave 7'9" from the floor. so if the ceiling is 8/ the frame is only
3" deep.

Nail, screw... the plywood to a baseboard at the wall and to the frame
base. This will move the ball to the floor in front of the serve on
return.

Bill.
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Pablo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: (Thankyou all)How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 1 Reply with quote

Thank you all for your replies. I hope to start on it this weekend.

Thanks again,
Pablo
pmata814@hotmail.com
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Pablo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: How can I build an 8x8 plywood wall with 15 degree slant Reply with quote

pmata814@msn.com (Pablo) wrote in message news:<3fa5e325.0407230633.43f83d01@posting.google.com>...
Quote:
I would like to build a plywood wall to use as a tennis backboard. It is
recommended that the wall be tilted slightly back at a 15 degree angle. I
know how to work with wood a little because I used to build custom kitchen
cabinets but I'm not completely sure on how take on this project. I plan to
make the wall with 8'x8' dimensions. I have two sheets of 3/4" plywood (4x8)
and about 20 2x4's. I can get more if needed. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Pablo Mata

Thanks to all. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Pablo
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