Children's Playset

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Project by redsox9 posted 03-07-2012 01:25 AM 2554 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and built this about three years ago for my three kids. The overall design is a composite of what I found looking through online projects. The majority of the construction is pressure treated lumber but, for the platform, I used composite decking left over from another project. It’s sturdy enough for adults to use the swings and not collapse the whole assembly. The extras like the slide, the glider, and the swings were purchased from Lowe’s. Not shown is the canopy roof that I eventually built to cover the platform. I also used the space beneath the platform as a sandbox after adding 2×6s to keep the sand better contained. Knowing that we would be moving within the year, I also planned ahead so that the entire assembly could be broken into five pieces; there was no way that I was going to part with this!

Thanks for looking :-)

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 01:55 AM

Looks like a great play set, I am sure that your kids get a lot of use out of it and a lot of great memories are being made as well.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 06:24 AM

Hey Jeff, Dad’s can do anything, great job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 09:27 AM

Great job, your one cool dad…...I would have loved tosee them smiles!

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

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 12:30 PM

Nice work, Jeff. I can see why you wanted to take it with you!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 01:37 PM

You succeeded in creating another nice looking and useful project!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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