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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Balance Beam

Several Years ago I posted about how to Make Your Own Balance Beam

Well now my boys are MUCH bigger and taking gymnastics so they needed a heavy duty beam to practice on at home. I measured the one at their gym class and then went to Lowes and picked up:

  • Four 5 inch Lag bolts(My husband said that is what they are called)
  • One 8 foot 4by6 board
  • One 2by6 board

Cut two 18 inch pieces from the 2by6. Counter sink two holes. My husband did this using a one inch drill bit(just deep enough that the head of the screw would not stick out). Then screw them to the beam

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Here is what it should look like from the bottom

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Here is what it should look like from the top

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Sand it up:) As you can see I worked very hard on this partWinking smile

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My little Gymnasts love it! And it is much heavier then the first one and the boys can do cartwheels on it and everything! It was very cheap! Less then 12$

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4 comments:

  1. We recently made our own balance beam too!- http://taylors-east.com/2012/04/26/outdoor-play-part-2-balance-beam/

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  2. Doing this for my 3.5 daughter and (almost) 6 year old son tomorrow. THANK you for the instructions ;)

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