Assembling a simple (cough, cough) swing set for grandkids

Posted By on September 6, 2020

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I was planning to hold off posting the progress from last weekend and a few evenings putting together a swing set  for Annalyn … and eventually Ellerie who is now 6 months old (the playset is sized for 3-10 year olds). I had thought Drew and Katelyn might be coming down over Labor Day, but they were recently here and with pre-school starting, I can understand needing a weekend of R & R. Besides I’m planning to be up to their house babysitting this week anyway (alos, the goofy photo above was to show Annalyn the grass seed she planted is growing).

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The progress in coming as I only really have the two-person job of putting together the slide and a small bench … and some dirt fill, grass seed and mulch. So far so good, but it is still not an “older kids” treehouse (future plan).

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if you’ve ever assembled a cedar swing set with fort and slide, you know it is not to be taken lightly.I’ve got a good 3 days  (on and off) into it between sorting parts and organizing things, cluing split boards, building sub assemblies, re-reading instructions, hole drilling and finally bolting things together. I looked at the plans and thought … “how hard can this be .. it will be a piece of cake.” Well .. it wasn’t exactly hard, but it did require far more time than I thought. I’m happy with the results and just finished screwing in a couple anchors to keep everything level and in place.

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EDIT 9/6/2020: Beside finishing the painting in the pool house changing room, peeling back the tape and repainting the doors, I also finished the slide and put it on the swing set – anxious for Annalyn to try it out! 😉

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