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Kid's Play Fort Project

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How to build a Kid's Play Fort

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
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  you are on this page

Note: This complete plan-set with all of the pages in one handy pdf file (ad free) can be purchased online and downloaded immediately to your computer for only $5. Grab here.

To view all available downloadable pdf files click here.

Guide to adding a slide

slide on a play fort It is a relatively simple procedure to add a slide to the Kid's Play Fort.

Put it this way, if you have the skills to build the play fort, then you will have no problem adding a slide!

Purchasing a slide

When purchasing a slide make sure it will be suitable for the Play Fort deck height which is 1300mm (52") above ground.

The slide in the picture above is a Cool Wave Slide from "Swing-n-Slide". They offer a lifetime warrantee against cracking or breaking under normal use and the have outlets world-wide. You can get all the info you want as well as installation instructions from their website

There are also many other suppliers around. Shop around. You can enter 'playground slides' or 'kids slides' into a search engine and see what comes up.

Installing a slide

Your slide will have (or should have) detailed installation instructions with it. It is really just a matter of removing the required amount of wall cladding boards from the play fort where you want the slide to go, and then following the installation instructions that come with the slide.