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My father in-law and I finally got this massive swing set completed. It has two towers, monkey bars, 1 tire swing, 2 swings, 2 slides, and a very happy 6 year old.
Built out of standard treated pine. Was a fun project on to the next.
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#1 posted 07-05-2010 08:47 PM
Did you get a building permit? Just kidding, now your 6 year old will be the envy of the neighborhood. Did it take long to buid?
-- Richard Boise, Idaho
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#2 posted 07-05-2010 10:14 PM
That is a pretty awesome looking swingset. I am willing to bet that she will be very happy on it for some years to come.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)
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#3 posted 07-06-2010 02:24 AM
Looks like a good one for the kids to play on. Did you design it yourself?
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#4 posted 07-06-2010 03:21 AM
Wow, that is quite the set up! I’ll bet your daughter is the envy of the neighborhood children.
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD
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#5 posted 07-06-2010 05:13 AM
that’s a great swing set.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#6 posted 07-06-2010 05:58 AM
Awesome…....from the looks of it…..after your daughter gits done with it…....it’ll still be in good enough shape for your grandkids to enjoy!!!!!
-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!
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#7 posted 07-06-2010 10:57 AM
I’ll bet you have all the kids over playing now, nice work!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
#8 posted 07-06-2010 04:39 PM
It took about 30 to 40 hours to get it done. Took a day to pre-cut all the wood. I used a PlayStar plan but was able to find the hardware and slides from an overstock freight company. The swing retail would have cost upwards of $2000 but we were able to build it for under $700. If you live in the Kansas City area and want to build a swing check http://www.overstockfreightinc.com/ we saved a lot of money by getting most of the swing parts there.
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#9 posted 07-06-2010 09:34 PM
Wow, thanks for that link. A playset is currently on my to do list and that’s got the better prices than i could find anywhere else.
-- If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
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