|Project by PRGDesigns||posted 06-17-2012 05:14 PM||11755 views||28 times favorited||12 comments|
Did you ever want a full size version of those Lincoln Logs you built with as a kid? This is my interpretation of Jack McKee’s Builder Boards with variations. I used 5/4×6 S4S Western Red Cedar. The 3 different roof options were something my wife came up with. The Basic Flat Roof was designed for the addition of a tarp or a custom sewn top for an interior build. The Flat Roof with Roof Boards was a variation of the Basic using the same Roof Boards as Gable Roof Option. I went through about 60 iterations of the roof design before I decided on this version. The original Builder Boards used velcro to attach the roof boards. I wanted everything to be made out of wood. The susceptible parts were reinforced with SS screws. The wall piece reinforcements were drilled with a 3/8” counterbore and the plugs were cut with a 3/8” Veritas Plug Cutter. The shoulders in the wall boards were cut with a band saw and excised with a chisel. All edges were chamfered. All boards were thickness dimensioned with a drum sander. One word of caution – although this appears to be a child’s play set, it is very addictive to any adults in the vicinity. The gable roof is taller than I had hoped for, but that is what Dad’s are made for.
-- They call me Mr. Silly