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
Introduction and about the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees sizes
How to build a Kid’s Play Fort – A fort that will provide hours of fun for kids young and old!
This detailed plan-set with step-by-step instructions is in both Millimeter measurements. (Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch.) and Standard. Feet and inch measurements. (inch) Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth..
The design includes a trap A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening. entry, a climbing wall, a swing, and there is also a slide installation guide.
The complete frame is fixed together with bolts, so as well as being very strong, the fort can also be dismantled.
The footprint (ground area) is Approx 1800mm x 1800mm (6′ x 6′), and the overall height is 3200mm (10′ 8″).
Floor area is 1500mm x 1600mm (5′ x 5′ 4″), and the floor height is 1300mm (4′ 4″).
About the wood sizes
The dimensions of the Any of the framing wood. used for this project are given in both metric and inches. All dimensions are first written in millimeters followed by feet and/or inches encased in brackets.
Frame lumber sizes (widths and thicknesses) referred to in this project are the approximate actual sizes, that is, the size of the lumber once it has been See Dressed. (Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged., planed). The The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood. is smaller than the The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2")..
For example, if you pop along to the local lumber store and ask for a length of 100mm x 50mm (2″ x 4″) lumber that has been surfaced/dressed on all sides (Surfaced four sides. Dimensioned lumber that has all the faces and edges planed or sanded smooth. Lumber that has been planed smooth on all four sides.), the actual finished size will be approximately 90mm x 45mm (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″).
The table below shows the approximate differences between the nominal and actual sizes of framing lumber. Alternative sizes are mentioned on the next page.