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Kid's Play Fort Project

treeless play fort
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How to build a Kid's Play Fort

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Page Contents
1: Introduction and about the wood sizes
2: Required wood and alternative sizes
3: Cutting list and hardware requirements
4: Plan - Footprint (looking down view)
5: Plan - Front and rear wall-frame
6: Plan - Front elevation (looking to the front)
7: Plan - Rear elevation (looking to the rear)
8: Plan - Left side elevation (left side view)
9: Plan - Right side elevation (right side view)
10: Plan - Floor (floor plan and detail)

11: Step-by-step images (pictorial summary)
12: Instructions step 1
13: Instructions step 2 - 4
14: Instructions step 5 - 8
15: Instructions step 9 - 11  you are on this page
16: Instructions step 12 - 13 and safety note
17: Photos - other peoples handiwork
18: User Photos/Comments
Appendage: Counterbalance for the trapdoor
Appendage: Guide to adding a slide

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Step 9. Finishing the roof roof board fixing detail

Now fix the roof boards to the other side of the roof.

So to re-cap...

1). Fix the roof boards to one side of the roof only (see step 8).

2). Insert the middle rafters (see step 8).

3). Fix the roof boards to the other side.

Step 10. Adding the ladder making the play fort ladder

Bolt the ladder upright in place and then the ladder rungs.
Refer to the 'rear elevation plan' on page 7, and the 'left-side elevation plan' on page 8 for dimensions.

The final diagonal brace can now be nailed in place.

Step 11. Finishing the side walls

Fix the 150mm x 25mm x 900mm long (1" x 6" x 36" long ) vertical wall cladding boards to the two sides.

Fix longer boards to each side of the plywood climbing wall.

Ensure that the top of the side cladding is the same height as that of the cladding on the rear wall.

fixing the side boards to the playfort