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Project by Monte McCoy posted 01-04-2010 08:58 PM 9951 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Fort i made for all the kids. it has since been painted and propaneled roof. mounted on steel pipe legs poured in concrete. (probably doesnt belong on this site but its wood and i made it so here it is)

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--





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Pdub

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 09:37 PM

You should enclose the bottom and have a garage for the bikes. LOL My family in Mississippi built several of these, but they call them deer stands. I think it is just wrong to be that comfortable while hunting. The kids should think it is great.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 09:38 PM

Someone is shooting for “Father of the Year 2010”.
I was a kid once and would have thought that this was awsome…....so I have to assume that your kids feel the same way. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 10:23 PM

Would have loved one of those when I was a kid.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 10:33 PM

I know the frame is steel but i would still add sway bracing to the frame for extra measure .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 11:45 PM

Wish i had something like that when i was a kid…okay, i want it now too !
great job-

-- learning, building, playing

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#6 posted 01-05-2010 03:04 AM

its a cool project for sure…but i agree with kohn on the bracing..its pretty high up…you dont want that coming down with your children in there…..just my two cents…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 05:47 AM

Thanks everybody, all the kids really seem to enjoy it. I know in the picture the legs look kinda flimsy but they are thick wall 2 1/2” steel pipe set into 3’ of concrete and there is a 2”x2” angle iron perimeter welded around the tops of all of them that the floor framing is bolted to. its actually pretty sturdy

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 05:52 AM

That’s awesome!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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oldwoodman

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 06:43 AM

This is definitely a great woodworking project, and IT BELONGS ON THIS SITE!!!!!

I built a treehouse for my sons when they were younger, but it did not have the view yours does.

Great job!!

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#10 posted 01-05-2010 06:44 AM

Super fort looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 03-09-2010 02:47 AM

my father in law has one of those in his backyard—he calls it a deer blind!

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#12 posted 06-03-2010 09:00 PM

Nice Job! I especially like your signature line about the right tools and material! That rings a real bell for me!

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#13 posted 06-12-2015 09:03 PM

Neat—but The comment about a bike garage under it is a decent idea—lawn mowers too!

Nice project. (Yes, I would wire it and move “my office” up there!) that is after the playhouse years.

Still neat even as is looks like a forest service fire tower!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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