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Project by Splinter12 posted 08-10-2012 08:13 PM 2240 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first lumerjocks post. I am a beginer and would consider this one of the first projects I thought worthy enough of posting. Our old store bought swing set bought the farm so I built this one from scratch save the brackets and hardware with a little help from the internet. I hope my three boys get good use out of it. Built of red cedar with Simpson Strong Tie brackets. I lock tited the bolts together and finshed it with three coats Sikkens cedar Cetol 1.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 08:42 PM

awesome job!!!i built my daughter one a couple of years ago.i couldn’t find a store bought one i thought would last.your 3 boys should get many years out of it!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 08:55 PM

Great job, your boys are going to get a lot of use out of it. Just wait till you hear them tell their friends: “My Dad made that for us!”

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 11:20 PM

Very nice build. I’m sure the new owners will love it. It’ll create many good memories for all.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 08-11-2012 03:26 AM

A handsome (and solid !) swing set !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 08-11-2012 05:42 PM

Wonderful swing set and I bet it will be around a long time and used often

-- Norman

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Benboy

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#6 posted 08-11-2012 06:42 PM

Very nicely done. I especially like the big area of pea gravel all around it. I just put pea gravel under the slide platform on mine. and my two girls love to scatter the pea gravel all over the yard…

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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Thatcher

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#7 posted 12-02-2012 08:01 AM

Those are some lucky kids! They have a solid safe swing set, plus know that such a thing is possible … that people can make their own stuff. Well done!

-- -T

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krisbfunk

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#8 posted 05-21-2014 02:17 AM

Do you happen to have the original plans for this, or know where you referenced them from? I’d love to build this as a first outdoor project.

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krisbfunk

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#9 posted 05-21-2014 02:42 AM

Also, any idea what kind of hedges are behind your fence there? They look great for extra privacy on top of the fence.

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Splinter12

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#10 posted 06-25-2014 04:50 AM

Krisbfunk I used a combination of my own preference and the swing n slide website. On the website you can find detailed plans for assembly instructions which I used for general sizing and kid safety. I then beefed up the wood and fasteners. In terms of the hedge we are in vancouver canada so those are cedar hedging.

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