A Fort for My Two Sons

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Project by davey posted 899 days ago 1602 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son Rylan is two and my second son Sheaden is one. I am a very proud daddy and after convincing my boss that our dining room had awesome fort potential…. I got the approval!!! I always wanted one when I was little and am excited to provide that for my boys. As soon as it was completed Rylan tested the padded stairs by falling down them head first… a success! He was fine! Roll up work out mats made for great stair padding. The 2nd story is padded with that multipurpose linked flooding. The ball pit was a little pricy but of all the places I looked, Wal-Mart had them the cheapest. Its hard to believe that there are 800 balls! I did not use a finish on the wood but am wishing I had.

I originally had a slide but then I realized a very valuable fact… My sons are one and two… not nine and ten. Haha. I cannot wait till they are old enough for a tree fort!!

-- davey

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Randy Sharp

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#1 posted 899 days ago

Way to go DAD!! Awesome job!!

Time to start planning a campout in the new fort. Just don’t get carried away and build the matching campfire!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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Francois Vigneron

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#2 posted 899 days ago

Nice job for the happy little one’s ! Glad to know its all secured. For the finish, I guess you could still use a wipe of mineral oil ; it should dry overnight.

By the way, looking at the last pic : did you also got 800 pumpkins in your backyard ?

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#3 posted 899 days ago

I know your boys will enjoy the fort for years. I had 3 little brothers and we made forts from turned over kitchen chairs and quilts… Too bad my son is too old for forts. To spoil him like you spoil your boys, I’d have to build him a house.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 899 days ago

please make sure the kiddos can’t have a mishap with the window….

it happens..

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 899 days ago

Looks great! How often have you been asked to crawl in there to play?

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#6 posted 899 days ago

Good lookin’ fort/play group, Dad.
I built a fort with my son. I built a fort with my Grandson. I will build a fort with my 3 year old Great-Grandson as soon as he can swing a hammer and not hit the tv in my fort (shop).
Every boy needs a fort.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#7 posted 899 days ago

What a great boss you have, nice fort. SO where are you eating now days

-- Norman

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#8 posted 899 days ago

smart boss

now she knows where to find
all three of you

welcome to LJ’s

-- 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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#9 posted 899 days ago

What a great Dad This is a super looking fort the boys have to love it. I’m sure you know this but thought I would ask.the ballistics should be a maximum of 4” apart for saftey purposes (little heads can’t squeeze through and get stuck) It’s hard to tell from the photo.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 898 days ago

That is just simply awesome. I’m sure your sons will love it!

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#11 posted 858 days ago

That is a great picture of the proud daddy with his boys….the fort is great and will be used for years to come. When our girls were small (about 40 plus years ago) I built on a Family Room and filled it with built in for the kids. I wonder is they remember that

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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