Backyard Play Set #4: Completing the tower portion of the structure...

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Blog entry by RobH posted 05-27-2009 06:16 AM 5511 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry about this everyone. I got a little side tracked a little over 400 days ago and forgot to post the completion of the play set for the kids. The last thing I showed was the completed floor with the slide leaning up against it. Well, over the next few day after that, I got the railing up and got everything finished. here are a few shots of the final stages of construction as of the beginning of summer last year.

This shot shows the starting of the rail structure.

Here is a shot of the completed railing system with the slide not firmly attached.

Here is the best shot that I have of the ladder. It is just a couple of 2×6s at an angle with 2×6 steps between them. Since this picture I have added a couple of bars on each side at the top of the ladder so they have something to grab on to.

I do not remember if I said this or not already, and I am too lazy to go back and look. All of this was constructed of 2x material. The only treated lumber in the whole thing is the posts and the floor supports. I figure even the untreated will probably last till long after they get through playing on this.

Just a few weeks ago, I added the swing arm. I will get out tomorrow and take some pictures and hopefully get the blog post done tomorrow night. I will definitely have it done by Thursday night.

As always, thanks for looking,

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 06:23 AM

Nice job! I made one of these from a kit (pre cut, predrilled) and it STILL took me forever!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 06:27 AM

Hey Rob
looks like something your kids will enjoy for a long time good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 06:28 AM

May you enjoy the fun of childhood through there eyes. Dad will always be the guy that build the best play station ever.

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#4 posted 05-27-2009 07:01 AM

looks sooo great…they will enjoy for a long time…

i still am thinking of re-doing the tower of the crappy kit i bought…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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