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Forum topic by JJohnston posted 02-14-2010 05:44 PM 7119 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2010 05:44 PM

My 4 year old niece wants me to build her a teeter totter. Does anybody have any info on these, like how long and wide the main plank should be? How high should the fulcrum be above the ground? What should I use for the plank? Etc.

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 06:33 PM

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 06:44 PM

Looks like john found a good one.

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#3 posted 02-15-2010 04:56 AM

When I was a kid we had them form 2 feet high and about 8-10 feet long to 4 feet high and 14 or 16 feet long.

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#4 posted 02-15-2010 03:16 PM

Sounds like the 2/10 is about right for less than 10 years old.

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