Thinking of building a play area where the kids can run, swing, slide, climb, hang, hide and jump? Get a head start with these 15 ideas designed to inspire.
More in Outdoors
The green and white color combo works beautifully with the woodsy surroundings, but this is hardly a rustic lair. Some of the defining features for this clubhouse are a loft with a skylight and a lookout perch above.
This playhouse will find multi-seasonal use with sturdy playhouse-sized windows to keep the kids cozy. The base is 6-by-11 feet, and the front porch is 4-by-3 feet, with a front door height of about 5 feet.
Play Like a Kid, Plan Like a Parent
HARDWARE: Think carefully about the hardware for every structure. You want to be certain it can handle the level of activity and is appropriate for the weather conditions. You will also want to pay strict attention to your assembly techniques.
Of course you want to avoid protruding bolts, which can cause lacerations and entangle clothing, and you'll want to plug the ends of tubes. Use lock washers and self-locking nuts to prevent loosening, and close hooks so that gaps are minimal.
If you are building a kit, make sure to use the screws, bolts and other hardware that are recommended by the manufacturer.
Wood Floor Installation Tips (00:01:00)
Handmade Gourd-Banjo (20:01)
Install a Concrete Countertop (04:40)
Rusty Porcelain Sink Repair (00:03:15)
Stark to Inviting Bath Part 2 (03:26)
Floating Wood Flooring (00:02:35)
Secret-Door Entry Quick Tips (00:01:00)
Stone Columns (03:38)
Install a Backyard Water Wall (03:13)
Waterproof Outdoor Curtains (00:01:14)
Witch Crafts Halloween Projects 1 Photos
How To Make a Classic Tulle Tutu 15 Photos
Pergolas and Other Outdoor Structures 24 Photos
Chalkboard Paint Ideas for the Kitchen 11 Photos
12 Ways to Upcycle Old Neckties 12 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.