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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  you are on this page
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
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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Cutting list and hardware requirements

Cutting List. Sizes in millimeters and (inches)

Stock Size Individual Length Used For Total Amount
90mm x 90mm (3 1/2" x 3 1/2") surfaced/dressed treated or natural decay-resistant lumber suited for outside use 5 @ 2400mm (96") beam and corner uprights Total Amount 5 @ 2400mm (96")
90mm x 45mm (1 1/2" x 3 1/2") surfaced/dressed treated or natural decay-resistant lumber suited for outside use 1 @ 2000mm (80") Ladder upright Total Amount 1 @ 2000mm (80")
70mm x 45mm (1 1/2" x 2 1/2") surfaced/dressed treated or natural decay-resistant lumber suited for outside use 2 @ 1800mm (72"); 4 @ 1690mm (67"); 2 @ 1625mm (64 1/2"); 6 @ 1590mm (63"); 1 @ 1255mm (49"); 6 @ 1200mm (48"); 1 @ 1055mm (42"); 2 @ 630mm (24 3/4); 6 @ 600mm (24"); 1 @ 475mm (19") Frame 40 meters (132ft) (including wastage)
45m x 45mm (1 1/2" x 1 1/2") surfaced/dressed treated or natural decay-resistant lumber suited for outside use 8 @ 570mm (22 1/2"); 2 @ 450mm (18") Ladder rungs and trapdoor 6 meters (20ft) (including wastage)
150mm x 25mm (1" x 6") rough/unsurfaced treated or natural decay-resistant wood suited for outside use 20 @ 1800mm (6ft); 11 @ 1580mm (62"); 2 @ 1200mm (4ft); 36 @ 900mm (36") Floor and roof/wall cladding 95 meters (310ft) (including wastage)
18mm (3/4") sheet plywood for outside use 18mm x 2400mm x 1200mm ( 4ft x 8ft x 3/4") climbing wall 1 sheet

Hardware

bullet 10mm (3/8") galvanized coach/carriage bolts with nuts and washers  47 @ 150mm (6"); 6 @ 110mm (4 1/2"); 8 @ 75mm (3")
bullet 3kg (7lb) 70mm (3") flat-head galvanized nails; 0.5kg (1.2lb) 100mm (4") flat-head galvanized nails
bullet 4 only 150mm (6") Galvanized "T" hinges and screws
bullet 1 only bolt catch or similar for door
bullet 4 only 200mm (8") long x 25mm (1") metal galvanized strap
bullet 20 only 50mm (2") long screws to screw the plywood on
bullet 30 only 18mm (3/4") long screws for the hinges and pad bolt
bullet Rope and car tire