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Backyard Play Areas You Can Make: Complete Plans and Instructions for Building Playhouses, Forts, and Swing Sets - by Paul Gerhards
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published by Stackpole Books
Publication date: February 1995
ISBN: 0811730883

This book contains 15 backyard play areas for your children or grandchildren to enjoy. Each project is clearly shown in black and white plans and construction drawings. Material lists, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions will guide you through the entire building process.

  • Hideaway
  • Bunkhouse
  • Alpine A-Frame
  • Fort Frontier
  • Covered Bridge
  • Katie's Cottage
  • Cascade Fire Tower
  • Classic Swing Set
  • Homestead
  • Modular Climb-Around
  • Classic Gambrel Barn
  • Swing-Bar Combo
  • Stilt House
  • Monkey Tower
  • Suburban

Paul Gerhards' mother said "you're never too old for a playhouse" and she is absolutely right. When you are ready to build one, this book has some great projects. The introduction explains the materials and hardware you will need, foundation and floor fundamentals, framing, and "dressing up" the finished products. The step-by-step instructions are easy to understand and follow.

This book has some really neat structures for kids of all ages.

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