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Emma's Playhouse / swingset

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Project by whitebeast88 posted 06-04-2013 09:59 PM 2319 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a playhouse/swingset i built a couple of years ago for my daughters birthday.sorry i dont have many pics these where all i could find.made out of pressure treated lumber.i built this with help from my best friend and my father in law.i worked on it for about 3 weeks after work and weekends in 100 degree august heat after working 70-75 hrs a week.it was a fun project i seen a set for sale very similar and said i could build it.i braced it very well and we decided on stairs instead of a ladder after i saw a friends steps he built for his grandkids.on the bottom level it has two benches that run long both side and in the middle it has a table about 3 ft. long.what it lacks in fit and finish it makes up for in sturdy,me and my best friend a large fellas and the top floor holds us fine.the steps holds adults fine.

a lot of people told me to just buy one and put together,but after looking i thought they where over priced and flimsy.after all said and done i built a larger and more sturdy set for cheaper than one out of a box.i’ve been happy with the way it turned out and the little boss love’s it.

thanks for looking.
marty

-- Marty.Athens,AL





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Todd Barrone

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 10:03 PM

Nice job, my kids would like that.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Sydmats

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 10:10 PM

That’s very good did you use a project ? I saw many plans around but all very complicated and expensive …. I am try or should I say thinking to build something similar but I am at the beginning of the woodworking/ carpentry experience and not very good to build without plans :) .....
Anyway it’s very well done
Cheers
Matteo

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pauldye

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 11:20 PM

I love it. Did you have to dig a foundation and put in cement for the posts?

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hotbyte

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 11:42 PM

Very nice! I built one from “scratch” for our kids when they were little also. My fort section wasn’t as nice. I placed the swing frame beam at top rail of playhouse portion and had to add about 5’ of chain to standard swing chains. They really swung high in those swings!

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 01:32 AM

Great build Marty….NICE. I see you made it daddy friendly as well. A bench in the shade and steps instead of a ladder….way to think ahead on those. You got the TV and ceiling fan installed yet bud????

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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bazz135uk

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#6 posted 06-05-2013 03:35 AM

REALLY WELL DONE:: LOT OF HARD WORK GONE IN TO THIS PROJECT:: WISH I HAD ONE LIKE THAT WHEN I WAS A KID !

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 06-05-2013 07:59 AM

Great job I know who is one popular daddy right now! Well done.

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

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#8 posted 06-05-2013 10:01 AM

Very nice, I really like the covered seating for the family!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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kizerpea

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#9 posted 06-05-2013 12:17 PM

Well done….now …time for the sandbox…

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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whitebeast88

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#10 posted 06-05-2013 09:14 PM

sydmats,i saw at a place that sells outdoor furniture and swingsets one like it and drawed it up and built it.i didn’t think i could do it,but i think it turned out ok.its not really a hard project just alot of work.

paul,i set the post in concrete 30” deep.

buster,i had to make me a seat,i wish i’d enclosed it and put ac in.lol.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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whitebeast88

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#11 posted 06-05-2013 09:16 PM

thanks for the nice comments everyone.

i built her a sandbox also but tore it down cause i couldn’t keep the ants out.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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JoeBama

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#12 posted 06-05-2013 11:20 PM

A swing set fit for a queen. Love the large tower size.

-- JoeBama, Madison, Al. jdharless57@knology.net

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#13 posted 06-07-2013 02:39 PM

Wow! That is one great playhouse and swing set. Love the additional details on the stairs and the covered seating. It’s a great place for the whole family to enjoy and relax with the kids. Impressive work!

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#14 posted 03-27-2014 02:39 AM

Marty,

You did put a lot of thought and effort. Should last Emma, and Dad..:-) a long time. Nice build!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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