Table of Contents
- 1Introduction and about the wood sizes
- 2Required wood and alternative sizes
- 3Cutting list and hardware requirements
- 4Footprint Plan
- 5Front and rear wall-frame plans
- 6Front elevation plan
- 7Rear elevation plan
- 8Left-side elevation plan
- 9Right-side elevation plan
- 10Floor plan
- 11A pictorial walk through the building process
- 12Let's begin! Instructions step 1
- 13Instructions steps 2 to 4
- 14Instructions steps 5 to 8
- 15Instructions steps 9 to 11
- 16Instructions steps 12 to 13
- 17Counterbalance for the trapdoor
- 18Guide to adding a slide
Guide to adding a slide
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 http://www.swing-n-slide.com/.
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.