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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 06-13-2009 at 08:36 AM 3272 views 26 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t do this, my son built it. He’s a chip off the old block, doesn’t work from plans, just does it. It has 2 slides, a rope ladder, numerous regular ladders, 3 swings, 1 climbing wall, 1 trapdoor, 1 fireman’s pole, 1 mail box, 1 rope climb, 1 steering wheel, 1 lookout with telescope, a covered playhouse & probably some more stuff I forgot. It has the boys flag, mom’s contribution. The flames are for Robert and the dragon for Drake. It is set in concrete, framed with treated lumber and made of kid type treated lumber on all the play surfaces.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence





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Don K.

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#1 posted 06-13-2009 at 08:53 AM

MAN…thats nice, why didn’t WE have things like this to play on when we were kids ???

-- Don S.E. OK

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Tom Goodman

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#2 posted 06-13-2009 at 08:55 AM

WOW ! Great job ! How long did it take to make?

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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sharad

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#3 posted 06-13-2009 at 09:09 AM

Your son is a genius like his father. How old is he? Given proper environment and encouragement see what youngsters can do. Let his talent increase day by day.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 06-13-2009 at 09:36 AM

It’s pretty nice :-)) I’m not sure, it was a weekend deal when he had time. More than one for sure. He’s 37 now. I was at home for a visit when I was in my 30’s. My dad was siding a horse barn. He wanted me to help by handing him nails just like when I was a little kid. Not qualified to drive them yet even though I was a journeyman electrician at 23 and every one knows you have to be a journeyman carpenter to become an apprentice electrician. When my son was 15 or so, he was helping me replace some rotting decking. I had him driving the nails. I told him how advanced he was for his age since I wasn’t allowed to drive nails for my dad when I was 35 ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-13-2009 at 11:36 AM

Holy snapping duck poop Batman This is better than the batcave Robin

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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stefang

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#6 posted 06-13-2009 at 11:52 AM

Now that has about everything a kid could possibly want. You ought to recruit your son into LJ. It looks like he is taking after you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Todd Thomas

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#7 posted 06-13-2009 at 12:10 PM

looks great…I bet the kids love it…very nice….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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mtkate

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#8 posted 06-13-2009 at 12:40 PM

lucky grandkids!

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#9 posted 06-13-2009 at 01:13 PM

Hey Topamax…looks like you son listened to you…..good job.

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#10 posted 06-13-2009 at 02:19 PM

extraordinary!!!
love the story about your dad :)

I bet the trap door gets lots of attention!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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c_a_ss

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#11 posted 06-13-2009 at 04:01 PM

That looks like a lot of hard work and planning great job!! I wanna play too. :)

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Julian

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#12 posted 06-13-2009 at 04:08 PM

Man, don’t let my kid see that one. Seriously, that is awesome.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 06-13-2009 at 04:55 PM

Wow! Sure beats that rusty gym set my poor kids had when they were smal!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 06-13-2009 at 05:05 PM

The coolest play set great job.

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#15 posted 06-13-2009 at 05:14 PM

Your son deserves a great Father’s Day … beautiful job.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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