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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 07-12-2018 02:26 AM 315 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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trevor7428

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07-12-2018 02:26 AM

So a neighbor asked if I can make this for her. I’m not sure if it’s just for decoration or if it’s for her baby to lay in?

Anyways this thing doesnt look sturdy at all. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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JCamp

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#1 posted 07-12-2018 02:32 AM

Never seen anything like it. Personally I’d refuse to make it. I’d b afraid that it would fall and the kid would get hurt then they’d blame me.
If they still want it you could build it out of PVC and pipe or dowel rods and it would possibly hold together ok

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 07-12-2018 03:52 AM

I would beef it up some for peace of mind. But then they say I overbuild things anyway.

Problem is, they never fall apart so my thinking is keep doing it.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 07-12-2018 04:01 AM

Nothing structural about it. Just 2×2 glued and screwed with a mattress laying on floor. You could add some gussets (1/4” plywood) at the corners for a little strength. Fasten it to the wall at the top of the 2x’s,

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 07-12-2018 01:57 PM

I thought that looked familiar. I’ve seen it at ana white.

Plans call for 2×2s

http://www.ana-white.com/2014/10/free_plans/2x2-indoor-playhouse-frame

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#5 posted 07-12-2018 02:04 PM

Dunno the age of her little one, but my 2 girls would turn that into a ladder, pull up bar, jungle gym, and eventually broken sticks that would be used for swords or wands.

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#6 posted 07-12-2018 02:08 PM

If it were fastened to the wall near the top of the posts, it would be fine. Especially for a little kid who can’t yet jump up and grab the horizontal bars.

Definitely add some gussets or corner bracing to the top corners, and maybe the bottom corners as well.

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trevor7428

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#7 posted 07-12-2018 05:35 PM



Dunno the age of her little one, but my 2 girls would turn that into a ladder, pull up bar, jungle gym, and eventually broken sticks that would be used for swords or wands.

- RobHannon

The baby looked a couple months old

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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