Backyard playset

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Project by StevenAntonucci posted 08-05-2008 08:38 PM 2104 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It all started about 7 years ago. I decided to build my son a playset in the yard for his birthday. I had some help from my neighbor, but largely it was a DIY project. At one point, I modified the kit to include swings, which the guy at the lumberyard said couldn’t be done with this kit. Not only did I put swings on it, but they survived a direct hit from a 40’ long x 15” wide willow tree limb that came down at 6AM one morning.

But I digress.

My oldest boy is a climber, and has been since the day he was born, so I added a rockwall. Next my daughter and son wanted a clubhouse, so I decided to get into phase II of the development, and added the second tower. Again, covered in climbing rocks. I decked the lower section to put a craft bench and drop their sand box. Two years ago, I had surprise twins (no one plans to have twin boys at 40!), and watching them play in the sand the other day, I realized that it was too small for all four kids.

On to phase III- a larger, permanent sand box, that bench I mentioned (all plastic toys will go!), and closing up the top to the elements, since my two year olds both can walk up both slides (and it’s all they want to do…)

Less grass to mow, more edging to do…


-- Steven

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#1 posted 08-05-2008 08:40 PM

very professionally made I love to see a good family man like obviously love your kids and have done them proud with this set up .I take my hat of to you Steve well done kindest regards Alistair

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#2 posted 08-05-2008 08:57 PM

Very nice, those are some good looking kids too. Thanks for sharing

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 08-05-2008 08:57 PM

Very nice work Steve !! I can see lots of neigbour kids knocking on your door .

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#4 posted 08-05-2008 09:49 PM

Looks like a great place to grow an imagination. Your children surely will build memories of a lifetime there. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 08-05-2008 11:12 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 08-06-2008 03:09 PM

Wow, what a project.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 08-06-2008 03:29 PM

Thanks all-

Like post projects around my house, this one may never be finished LOL

-- Steven

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