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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi - using the steel brackets i built this playset for my kids. According to mfg instructions, they reccommend the following: 10' 4x6 header 8' 4x4 legs What i used (i read other reviews online of what others did and seemed to work for them): 14' 4x6 header 10' 4x4 legs 2x6' side braces...
  2. Building & Construction
    So I'm trying to utilize the space under my stairs in the basement as a playhouse for the kids. Since I live in Colorado and have a concrete slab floor all walls must be floating walls. In order to put in a second floor in this playhouse I've made sure my walls are secured into the ceiling...
  3. Building & Construction
    Can anyone point me towards a good tutorial or instruction on how to build a square 4-hip roof that has no ridgeboard? It must come to a point at the top. I need to learn how to properly join the hip rafters at the top & also to the tops of the building corner posts. When I'm done, I'll...
  4. Building & Construction
    I want to build a simple playhouse for my kids and I'm pretty sure it will improve their creativity and keep them busy. I've found these plans but I also need a third party opinion. It looks like an weekend project to me, but I'm stuck at choosing the materials. The thing is I'm willing to spend...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I've built a pirateship playhouse and opted to use decking as the siding (to look more shiplike) and did not use any plywood sheathing underneath. It seems rigid enough at first, but now that the wood has dried out, the framing has a lot a lateral movement. I'm hoping for ideas...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Does anyone have any great ideas or know where to find some for creating a good play area. I am about to set up a playset (Woodridge) behind the sod in the staked out area. I haven't decided yet how to edge the play area, if at all. I plan on filling it in with playground grade mulch. I have...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'd love to build a simple treehouse or even a playhouse, but really only have one tree that's about 8 inches in diameter. I'm assuming that's not enough for much of anything, but was wondering if I could at least use it to prop up one side of a treehouse, even 4 feet off the ground? Also...
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