Here's an outdoor play structure with something for everyone. For kids, it's a treehouse, clubhouse, fort, hide-out and jungle gym all rolled into one. For parents, it's a sturdy playhouse with a safety-conscious design and a clean, unobtrusive look.
In addition to the smooth hardboard slide and gently inclining ladder, the play structure features two sandboxes (one underneath and one at the end of the slide for soft landings) and a gable roof with a weatherproof canvas top.
It's a pretty big job, but it uses standard lumber and basic tools. Lumber prices vary, but the materials used in the project shown here cost about $400.
The Play Structure plan, No. 839, is $6.50 and includes complete step-by-step directions with 15 photos, traceable patterns, diagrams and a shopping list and cutting schedule.
For more information on today's project, call (800) 828-2453.