Play set

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Project by Dadof5 posted 03-01-2011 02:23 AM 2731 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this play set for the kids. It has two towers, monkey bars, tire swing, rock climbing walls, two slides, two swings for kids, porch swing for adults, various wheels, telescope, benches, ladder, and sand boxes under the towers.

-- Dadof5, Indep. MO

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 02:29 AM

a lot of work good job

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 03:45 AM

Nice job. Did you make any good discoveries on where to purchase the slides and hardware? Something like this is in my future as well.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 05:19 AM

The kids will have a good time playing. Dadof5 excellent set of games. Congratulations.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 07:49 AM

Thanks for the comments. The kids and neighborhood kids love it. There is usually 5 or 6 children playing at once, but we’ve counted as many as 18 out there. I don’t know where they all come from.
If you’re interested in building a play set, I found parts and components as well as complete ready to assembles at Playstar play systems ( ). I bought a box of components and purchased the wood local. The box comes with instructions for building a play set, which I used as a guide, but modified the set to fit my yard and meet the kids exspectations. It took two days to build the majority of it, and several more weeks to complete the finishing touches and asessories. I consider it a work in progress, because the kids would like a fire pole, a rope bridge and possibly a zip line added. The pole will be easy but I’ll have to add another tower to put in a bridge or a zip line.
Did I mention this was a lot of fun for the big kids too?

-- Dadof5, Indep. MO

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 05:06 PM

Nice set. Lucky kids you got.

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

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#6 posted 03-05-2011 01:18 AM

Thanks for the reply Dadof5

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 12:59 AM

very nice.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 07-03-2014 08:17 PM

Hi nice work
I am doing one of these for my kids. how did you fix it to the ground? cement or metal fixings ?
thanks bob

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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