Nice day here today. With good weather and the fact that our first shipment of holds came in a bit early, time to get back at it!
Alex built out the kicker board today, seeing as the shipment had enough t-nuts. We used a countersink to clean up the burrs on the holes, and hammered in the t-nuts. Then just build the kicker board! The kicker board sits at the bottom of the wall. it's made with half a sheet of plywood, giving a 24x8 kicker board. The hole layout is the same as the rest - 7 7/8" (20cm) hole spacing.
We're waiting on the rest of the T-nuts to come in before we can proceed with the main wall build.
We're somewhat concerned about the quality of the plywood. It is a little splintery. We're contemplating some type of sealing paint to protect against splinters and weather.