|Project by Built2Last||posted 04-30-2010 09:06 PM||3528 views||12 times favorited||7 comments|
This is one of the 16’ children’s swingsets we build. It is built from Yellawood treated lumber. No one around here carries a 4 by 6 by 16’ beam so we have to laminate two 2 by 6’s together. The legs are 4 by 4, with 2 by 10, 4 by 4 and 2 by 6 braces. The steps are 2 by 4’s space wide apart. We have found out over the years that if something is to easy to climb on children don’t like it. The platform is 5/4 decking and we make the swing seats and trapeze bar ourselves. We use glue, nails, screws, lag bolts and thru eye bolts for assembly. The girls have sold seven of them in the last two weeks since we started back building them. Of the outdoor items we build for kid’s, these are the best seller’s, especially at income tax refund time, when school is out for the summer and we sell bunches of them at Christmas time.
Unfortunely, Dad is still having to build these, the girls havn’t got this far yet. Don’t know why, it’s fun trying to get wet 4 by 4’s attached to a beam when they feel like they weigh a hundred pounds each. Gotta, go, got 2 to build today.