With outdoor rock climbing rising dramatically in popularity over the last decade, indoor rock climbing has followed suit. For some, as with this particular client, the climbing gym is just not convenient enough! The most important factor in this design was a clean interaction with the living space. This home has a very ideal layout; a 12′ vaulted ceiling, 30′ of straight wall space and an alcove in that wall space for some depth and variation. The climbing wall we envisioned was clean, textural, natural in appearance and worked with the flow and style of the home.
Using a cabinet grade plywood, and clear satin polyurethane as the finishing coat we achieved exactly what we set out to do, create a dynamic indoor climbing wall that established itself as part of the home, not only functionally, but artistically as well. We began with the vertical wall and alcove area, returning the following year to build the “features” or “volumes” (pyramid shaped structures), as they are known in the close knit climbing world. These new additions added fresh depth to the wall, literally, allowing for a more dynamic approach to the home climbing wall.
Owner & President Logan Steege relocated to Tampa in 2003 to assist in a local start-up building 25 new homes in under two years. In 2005 Jack O’ Trades was launched. In 2010 he acquired a State Certified Residential Contractor license (CRC 1330291). Logan has an uncanny eye for detail and imaginative functionality. Jack O’ Trades is more than a contractor bidding and completing your job, we will share ideas with you, inspire design, and work with you to visualize and create the best use of your space. Logan continues to keep both hands on every project, but also offers you his eyes for aesthetics and ears for understanding your desires to make you love where you live.