This step by step diy woodworking project is about outdoor playset with swing and slides plans. This is PART 2 of the kids playset plans, where I show you everything you need to know about building the bridge and the A frame swing. You can make modifications to my plans so it suits your needs. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Kids Playset Plans – PART 2
Cut & Shopping Lists
- S – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 54 3/4″ long, 10 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 24″ long CLIMBING WALL
- T – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 1/2″ long STRINGERS
- U – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 1/2″ long RAILS
- V – 22 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22″ long RAILINGS
- W – 13 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 27″ long BRIDGE
- F – 2 pieces of 4×4 – 100″ long, 1 piece – 71 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 25″ long, 1 piece – 81 1/4″ long SWING
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 8 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10 ft
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 10 ft
- post to beam connector
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 3 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue
- outdoor paint
- 4 ft slide, 7 ft slide
- swing hanger
- climbing rocks
- 2 pieces of anchors
How to build a kids playset
First, we will be building the bridge that joins the two towers. We start with the 2×4 stringers. Drill pocket holes and one hand and insert 2 1/2″ screws. At the opposite end, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the stringers to the posts. Use a spirit level to make sure the bridge is level.
Use 1×6 lumber for floor of the bridge. Fit a piece of 3/8″ plywood between the slats to create even gaps. Align the slats at both ends, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the rails in the same manner described above. Use a spirit level to check if the rails are horizontal.
Fit the 1×4 slats to the sides of the bridge. Cut a piece of wood at 2 3/4″ and fit it between the slats to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place tightly.
Next, we need to build the A-frame for the swing. Use a circular saw to make the cuts to the legs. Mark the cut lines accurately, so you make the right cuts.
Attach the 2×4 braces to the A-frame legs. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Attach the A frame to the top beam for the swing. Use a spirit level to check if the beam is horizontal. Use a post to beam connector to lock the beam to the tower post. Attach the A-frame to the beam and make sure the legs are plumb. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 6″ screws into the beam.
After assembling the swing frame, you need to secure the legs to the ground. Dig 2′ holes in the ground and pour concrete footings. Install anchors to secure the legs to the footings.
Use appropriate hangers to lock the swings to the beam.
Next, we will build the climbing wall so the kids can get into the towers. Use 2×2 lumber for the supports. Use a miter saw to make cuts to both ends of the supports.
Fit the supports to the short tower, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the supports into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 slats to the supports. Leave no gaps between the slats and align them flush at both ends. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place tightly.
Attach the slide to the 4 foot high deck.
Attach the climbing rocks to the wall.
Attach the twisted slide to the 7 foot high tower.
Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components to protect them from the elements. You can also staple landscape fabric to the inside of the bottom frame and fill it with sand.
I designed this outdoor playset as if I was doing it for the child in me. I don’t say this is the ultimate kids playset, but it very close to it. I also had the budget in mind, so I didn’t go crazy with the dimensions and features.
This is a complex woodworking project, but any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few days, using my free set of plans. If you like my project, I recommend you to take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans HERE. See all my playhouse plans HERE. Choose from thousands of free designs and fill your life with DIY joy!
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