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I didn't do this, my son built it. He's a chip off the old block, doesn't work from plans, just does it. It has 2 slides, a rope ladder, numerous regular ladders, 3 swings, 1 climbing wall, 1 trapdoor, 1 fireman's pole, 1 mail box, 1 rope climb, 1 steering wheel, 1 lookout with telescope, a covered playhouse & probably some more stuff I forgot. It has the boys flag, mom's contribution. The flames are for Robert and the dragon for Drake. It is set in concrete, framed with treated lumber and made of kid type treated lumber on all the play surfaces.

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MAN…thats nice, why didn't WE have things like this to play on when we were kids ???
 

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Your son is a genius like his father. How old is he? Given proper environment and encouragement see what youngsters can do. Let his talent increase day by day.
Sharad
 

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It's pretty nice :)) I'm not sure, it was a weekend deal when he had time. More than one for sure. He's 37 now. I was at home for a visit when I was in my 30's. My dad was siding a horse barn. He wanted me to help by handing him nails just like when I was a little kid. Not qualified to drive them yet even though I was a journeyman electrician at 23 and every one knows you have to be a journeyman carpenter to become an apprentice electrician. When my son was 15 or so, he was helping me replace some rotting decking. I had him driving the nails. I told him how advanced he was for his age since I wasn't allowed to drive nails for my dad when I was 35 ;-))
 

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Holy snapping duck poop Batman This is better than the batcave Robin
 

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Now that has about everything a kid could possibly want. You ought to recruit your son into LJ. It looks like he is taking after you.
 

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looks great…I bet the kids love it…very nice….
 

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extraordinary!!!
love the story about your dad :)

I bet the trap door gets lots of attention!
 

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That looks like a lot of hard work and planning great job!! I wanna play too. :)
 

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Man, don't let my kid see that one. Seriously, that is awesome.
 

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Wow! Sure beats that rusty gym set my poor kids had when they were smal!
 

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The coolest play set great job.
 

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Your son deserves a great Father's Day … beautiful job.
 

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this is really great…i have been lookking more and more at our walmart special and getting ready to take it down…only 2 years old!!! and build a REAL tower…this is a great model…going in my favorites…
 

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Charlie, Lot nicer than what he had when he was little too, but then he had an above ground swim pool and a creek in the woods to play in. I didn't realize it when i was a kid, but my dad's farm was better than anything anyone coud ever build on a residential lot:)) When we played hide and seek, I would hide in the harness shed down by the horse pen. It was just big enough to hang harness on the back wall and a saddle on each end. It had a metal sliding bar to keep the door closed. I'd use my pocket knife to work the bar locked. They'd stop to see if anyone was in there, but since it was latched, how could anyone be in there ? :))
 

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Here's the timeline from the man himself, "It took about a month of working weekends and after work to build. Its all screws, no nails so it took hours just predrilling and screwing the floors and walls."
 

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All you need now is some circling Indians. It is great.
 
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