Kids Teeter-Totter

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Project by Clayton Whisman posted 02-29-2012 03:29 PM 2571 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple teeter-totter I made for our kids last spring. It’s mostly constructed out of pressure-treated 4×4 from the home center. I rounded everything over and recessed all of the hardware so there where no sharp edges. All in all it took about 8 hours to complete (including a few trips for hardware). It was nice to make a project I didn’t have to apply a finish to. :-)

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 05:37 PM

Very cool.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 06:36 PM

What a sturdy and well-made project! I should make one like this for my grand kids too.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 03:33 AM

Great build, Clayton. That just might be around for his kids to play on it. Wonder what the launch capabilities are on it?

-- Deeds not Words.

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 09:09 PM

Thanks Martyroc!

Thanks moonls!

Thanks Harry_Ch – Launch capabilities are not real good lol, the main beam is only about 6 ft long. With the fulcrum at 3 ft, you can’t get much lift :-)

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