How to Build Your Own Playyard
Alex amazes me with his building skills. The first time he built a playset, it was a CHOO-CHOO SET back in Nebraska. Now that we are settled in PA, it was time to build a new play set for the boys. While they still love trains, they are much more into climbing and shooting lately, so we combined the two to create the idea for a castle/fort. It is a simple fort in design, and very low cost because we are using on hand materials, but the boulders Alex is using for the outside of the "castle" are huge and heavy. ...not to mention all the digging. Luckily, Alex's Dad offered help on sinking the four posts that support the structure. Those posts and some of the new wood was purchased, but otherwise, we used rocks and cut down trees that were already in the yard.
This is the front wall that is almost completed.
The biggest boulders are set several feet under the ground and the rocks are cemented together.
The top portion of the fort is enclosed with sections of tree branches cut from various trees on the property.
After a bit of a battle, Alex sited the fort in direct sight of the porch.
This is my view from the porch and it is the perfect spot for them to feel independent, while I can still keep an eye on them.
The flags are still under construction and there will be a pulley system and a car track
along with a load of sand that will go on the bottom behind the rock wall. More to come soon!
Here is the project about 70% finished!