|Project by tmiller||posted 05-12-2009 03:33 AM||2700 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
I designed this to fit in the smaller part of my backyard outside our pool fence. I looked at as many online sets as possible and took what I thought were the best things from each. I saved a ton of money by being creative. I found this bigger slide free on craigslist. The rest of the plastic hardware I paid $25 for and brought back to life with a little spray paint. All of the side panels were cull lumber at Lowes $100. Having the tongue and groove panels really made the lower playhouse and roof look nice. I used regular pine and gave it a Heavy coat of Olympic Maximum Redwood Naturaltone exterior stain/sealer. I had fun building this with my dad and father-in-law for my kids Christmas present. Total project cost me about $400 since I found those deals. It would have cost 2 or 3 times that otherwise. I posted the video below on Christmas day so both sets of grandparents could see the kids play.