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This is my first lumerjocks post. I am a beginer and would consider this one of the first projects I thought worthy enough of posting. Our old store bought swing set bought the farm so I built this one from scratch save the brackets and hardware with a little help from the internet. I hope my three boys get good use out of it. Built of red cedar with Simpson Strong Tie brackets. I lock tited the bolts together and finshed it with three coats Sikkens cedar Cetol 1.

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awesome job!!!i built my daughter one a couple of years ago.i couldn't find a store bought one i thought would last.your 3 boys should get many years out of it!
 

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Great job, your boys are going to get a lot of use out of it. Just wait till you hear them tell their friends: "My Dad made that for us!"
 

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Very nice build. I'm sure the new owners will love it. It'll create many good memories for all.
Thanks for showing.
 

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A handsome (and solid !) swing set !
 

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Wonderful swing set and I bet it will be around a long time and used often
 

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Very nicely done. I especially like the big area of pea gravel all around it. I just put pea gravel under the slide platform on mine. and my two girls love to scatter the pea gravel all over the yard…
 

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Those are some lucky kids! They have a solid safe swing set, plus know that such a thing is possible … that people can make their own stuff. Well done!
 

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Do you happen to have the original plans for this, or know where you referenced them from? I'd love to build this as a first outdoor project.
 

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Also, any idea what kind of hedges are behind your fence there? They look great for extra privacy on top of the fence.
 

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Krisbfunk I used a combination of my own preference and the swing n slide website. On the website you can find detailed plans for assembly instructions which I used for general sizing and kid safety. I then beefed up the wood and fasteners. In terms of the hedge we are in vancouver canada so those are cedar hedging.
 

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Hi Splinter,

This is a really nice swingset! So nice I think I am going to try replicate it for my 4 year old boy and 2 year old daughter. Do you have any details you can share? Like size, special hardware, plans or even cost. Anything to kick me off on the right foot.

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Robert
 

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Hi Splinter,

This is a really nice swingset! So nice I think I am going to try replicate it for my 4 year old boy and 2 year old daughter. Do you have any details you can share? Like size, special hardware, plans or even cost. Anything to kick me off on the right foot.

Thanks,
Robert

Robert take a looks www.swing-n-slide.com. Got most my dimensions for safety from there. Then I beefed up materials and hardware. The "a" frame brackets I found at Lowes. Aside from the slide, swings and that bracket, those were the only swing n slide parts I used. All other hardware is either galvanized bolts or Simpson strong tie. Made it out of western red cedar. Hope this helps.

- Saw_Dust
 
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