Ultimate Guide to Kids' Play Structures and Tree Houses: 10 Easy-to-build, Fun Projects

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Creative Homeowner, 2008 - House & Home - 191 pages
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Ultimate Guide to Kids' Play Structures and Tree Houses is a complete guide to building a wide range of outdoor play structures, including a central tower to which a swing set and monkey bar can be attached in various configurations or built as stand-alones. In addition, there are various sandboxes, a playhouse, a teeter-totter, a ground-hugging balance beam, a kids'-size picnic table, and a tree house that any kid would love to have. Beginning with chapters on planning, tools, materials, and construction and finishing, the book then presents the projects themselves in lucid presentations that have become Creative Homeowner hallmarks. All projects were designed to conform with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines. For any parent considering play yard equipment, this book is an essential guide.

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Not for simple projects

User Review  - jeffs97206 - Overstock.com

This books has specific types of play houses. It is made for the advanced designer and not just the basics. The houses that are in this book are advanced and detailed and not meant for someone who is looking to do a simple project. However.....the Boattree house very cool! Read full review

About the author (2008)

Jeff Beneke is an avid woodworker, house renovator, gardener, and gourmand who has written more than a dozen home-improvement books, including "How to Build a Fence"and"The Fence Bible". He lives in Sebastapol, California.

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