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Building a seesaw with sliding seats

The pieces - cutting list

seesaw dimensions all

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Wood cutting list
ID Stock size Length Qty Tasks
a 2x6 (150mm x 50mm) 24" (610mm) 2 round the top cnrs
b 2x6 (150mm x 50mm) 25" (635mm) 2
b2 2x4 (100mm x 50mm) 16" (407mm) 2 round the top cnrs
c 2x6 (150mm x 50mm) 28" (710mm) 2
d 4x4 (100mm x 100mm) 11ft (3350mm) 1 round the bottom cnrs
d2 2x4 (100mm x 50mm) 20" (508mm) 1 round the bottom ends
e 2x6 (150mm x 50mm) 20" (508mm) 2 rip to req'd width
f 2x6 (150mm x 50mm) 18" (457mm) 4 angle and round the ends
g 2x6 (150mm x 50mm) 10-1/2" (267mm) 2 cut to plan
h 2x6 (150mm x 50mm) 10" 254mm 2 rip to req'd width
i 2x2 (50mm x 50mm) 14" (355mm) 2 round the handles
j 1/2" (12mm) plywood 13" (330mm) 2 cut to plan
k 1/2" (12mm) plywood 18" (457mm) 2 cut to plan

You will need

Wood
• 4x4 (100mm x 100mm):   1 @ 11ft (3350mm)
• 2x6 (150mm x 50mm):   27ft (8m) in total, allows for a little bit of wastage.
• 2x4 (100mm x 50mm):   4½ft (1.4m) in total, allows for a little bit of wastage.
• 2x2 (50mm x 50mm):   28" (710mm) in total.
• 1/2" (12mm) plywood:   1 piece 18"x36" (460mm x 920mm) allows for a little bit of wastage.

Other stuff
• 1 only 1/2" (12mm) galvanized bolt 9" (225mm) long with nut and four washers,
• 2 only pad bolts,
• 3-1/2" (90mm) wood screws,
• good exterior wood glue,
• 1 only piece of galvanized or copper tube (pipe) 8" (200mm) long with an inside diameter of 12 mm (1/2") (optional),
• 2 only 3x7 (75mm x 175mm) galvanized tie plates and suitable nails (optional),
• 3ft (900mm) of galvanized strap and suitable nails (optional),
• 4 only galvanized hurricane ties 4" (100mm) long, and suitable nails (optional).

Note: The optional items mentioned above and shown in the pictures below depend on how strong you want the seesaw to be.

galvanized fixings for the seesaw

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