Play ground

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Project by mikethetermite posted 1436 days ago 1585 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grandson needed a play ground, so being a good grandpa build one. With supervision from my grandson started putting it together in my drive way. Then took it apart put it on the trailer, and off to the grandsons home. Unload put it back together, and then finish up with slide, swings, a roof and a climbing wall. Made with “safe” treated 4/4 decking, and 4X4 posts. Roof was made with the same 4/4 decking then stained green. It did not take long to be kid tested.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#1 posted 1436 days ago

Good job!
The kids will definitely enjoy it.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 1436 days ago

looks like everyone had fun with this ,

better start thinking of the next project ,

they grow fast .

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1436 days ago

Very Nice!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 1435 days ago


Very nice project, and very nicely done.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 1435 days ago

A+++++ Bet they loved it and will get yrs of good use out of it. Fun to do things for them I’m sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 1435 days ago

Looks great.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#7 posted 1435 days ago

Good job Gramps!
Years of fun memories to be made here.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 1435 days ago

Great job Mike. Did you work from plans or just wing it? I built a swing set years and years ago for my children. It was not nearly as large or complex as this one. I fashioned it after one at a local department store. I kept visiting the store with tape measure and paper/pencil in hand to take measurements. Store security must have really wondered about me. Again, great build and it is obviously a hit with the grandchildren and their friends.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 1435 days ago

What a great project for them! It is really awesome. They are going to have some great memories!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 1435 days ago

It looks awesome, I know they will enjoy.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 1435 days ago

Very nice, I just finished putting one up. I bought one of those kits to save time but now I think I could have designed one just as quick instead of haveing to search through hundreds of peices of wood and 20 different screw type each time I added a piece. Thanks god the instructions were well done.

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

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#12 posted 1435 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Like Lenny I went down to the big box store with tape measure, paper and pencil in hand to take measurements. From there I did it my way or, “just winged it”. Rex said he bought one of the kits. I looked at the price, and then build it for about a third of the cost.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#13 posted 1435 days ago

Very Nice, Mike!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 517 days ago

That looks awesome. I considered building one for my kids but when I saw the cost of the slide, swings and hardware, I was floored. I think the plastic slide (maybe 6’ long) alone was about $200 and another $200 for the swings and hardware. I ended up buying a kit at the big toy store on sale for about $450. The wood was terribly dry and brittle but it had all the parts. Ended up modifiying it with pressure treated 4×4s but overall, I feel like we ended up with a solid structure not unlike yours.

Great job grandpa! I’m sure the kids just love it!

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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