At one time, Swedish scientists developed wooden gymnastic ladders to perform a set of special exercises. Thanks to their developers, today they are called wooden wall bars.
Children's sports corner
All over the world, the Swedish wall is a symbol of sport, a he althy lifestyle and good physical fitness. It is considered the most versatile and functional simulator. It is successfully used not only in gyms, but also in the apartment. To improve the he alth of the child, regular physical education requires a small sports area. The kit may include a rope or a rope ladder, horizontal bars, gymnastic rings, a trapezoid. The kit can be replenished as needed. Despite the fact that the choice of sports equipment is huge, a wooden Swedish wall for children is an invariable element of a sports corner and is found in almost every home. She doesn't take up much space. The device is simple and can be made by hand.
Wooden Swedishwalls. But it's best to do the work yourself. In this case, the shape, size and design can be correlated with the area of \u200b\u200bthe room and financial capabilities. Drawings are not required for work. After all, the Swedish wall is essentially a staircase.
Softwood, ash, beech - this is the main material from which a children's wall bar can be made. The wooden surface is pleasant to the touch, has a fancy wood pattern, and is an environmentally friendly material. For work, you will need two bars for vertical racks (150x3000 mm, section 50 mm). As the crossbars, you can use the handle from a shovel. Their number depends on the height of the room and, accordingly, the stairs. They are sold in hardware or building stores. You will need two pieces of 22mm plywood to build the top rail holder. All lumber must be dry, smooth, even and free of knots. You need metal corners, furniture bolts or ties, confirmations and glue.
Preparation of individual elements
The classic configuration of the wall bars is L-shaped. To make it, you will need a jigsaw, a drill, a drill bit or a cutter for holes, an emery cloth, a drill and a key for confirmations, a screwdriver or a screwdriver.
The first stage is the preparation of racks. Non-through holes are drilled on the bars every 200-230 mm with a depth of about 20 mm. It is better to drill holes not in the middle, but closer to the outer edge, so that when using the foot it fits on the step and does notleaned against the wall. At this stage, you can screw the corners for fastening to the wall with screws. The surface of the bars is cleaned with an emery cloth. Then two blanks are cut out of plywood for attaching the upper crossbar. In shape, they are somewhat reminiscent of the letter "G". Therefore, a wooden Swedish wall with a horizontal bar has an L-shaped configuration. Shanks from shovels are cut into parts 500-600 mm long. These are future crossbars. All structural details are carefully sanded, to reduce labor costs, you can use a grinder. To give a certain color, parts can be stained.
Assembly of the complex
When all the details are ready and processed with sandpaper, even and smooth, without roughness - you can assemble the structure together. In one of the racks, which is in a horizontal position, crossbars are inserted into the prepared holes, pre-coated with glue (this can be either PVA or "Moment"). Parts must fit snugly into the holes. A second rack is put on top of them. It is important to correctly calculate, mark and drill the holes so that they are easy to combine and assemble the stairs. Each crossbar is drilled into the end through the rack and fastened with a confirmation. The operation is performed on both sides. "Ears" are attached to the upper part of the stairs with the help of furniture bolts or screeds for the installation of a horizontal bar (removal of about 600 mm). It is necessary to make at least four fasteners on each side for reliability. Wooden Swedish walls are varnished with waterbasis in several layers. And the last moment: the heads of confirmations of the finished design are closed with decorative caps.
Installation and fastening
L-shaped sports corners are most convenient in small apartments. They take up little space, and are attached to the wall of the room. After the structure dries well, it can be installed in the chosen place.
There must be free space around the wall to perform various exercises. There can be no ceiling suspended structures nearby. The sports corner should not be surrounded by plasterboard walls, the system cannot be mounted on them.
To firmly fix the structure on the wall, you need to attach three metal corners to each rack at different heights. At the right level, holes are drilled in the wall. Then anchor bolts are hammered into them through holes in the corners. And here is a Swedish wooden wall made with your own hands. Adults should test the strength of the structure before allowing a child to use it.
Features and security
If desired, the sports corner can be upgraded. In addition, hang a rope, rings or a rope ladder. Wooden Swedish walls have one drawback: the maximum permissible load on the side racks is 120 kg, and for the crossbars - 80 kg. For classes, you must purchase a gymnastic mat that will protect the child in case of a fall. Next to the complex should notbe furniture with hard edges and corners. Periodically, the reliability of fasteners and the integrity of individual elements should be checked. When operating, do not exceed the recommended load weight (simultaneous use of several children is prohibited).
The Swedish wall is a universal simulator for practicing at home. Children of all ages and adults can participate. Exercises will help the child strengthen muscles, prevent postural disorders and scoliosis, develop perseverance, perseverance, determination and courage. Or maybe they will help raise a future athlete and champion.