Wood for peg stilts?

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Forum topic by Brett posted 04-15-2015 04:18 PM 2351 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2015 04:18 PM

My daughter has fallen in love with peg stilts. She has a pair of stilts that I made from Douglas fir and plywood, but I’d like to make something a little nicer.

Here is a picture of some peg stilts that are similar to the ones I’d like to make:

I’m concerned about the area where the wood that comprises the legs of the stilts “sticks out” to support the foot rest. What type of wood can I use that will not split off from the main part of the legs? Thanks.

(My daughter’s about 5’5” and fit.)

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 04:28 PM

Just about any hardwood would be a good choice. Ash comes to mind.

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 04:36 PM

Definitely ash

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