Introduction: Clubhouse - Fort - Castle - No Adults Allowed!!
Since I was a kid a long long time ago I always had a fascination with building fortes and club houses. Whether it was out of pillows or cardboard i used whatever was at my disposal. Now that I have more resources available than just pillows and blankets I decided it was an opportune moment in my life to build a real one for my kids.
I have never built a structure in my life but I started out with 4 4x4 by 16' redwood posts and several bags of quikrete and I was launched past the point of no return. I scoured the internet and got my general ideas laid out in my head much of the design work I owe to Barbara Butler. I was consumed for the next several months to building the club house of my dreams. I have never been so happy in my life building this project.
Structure Base is 5' x 5'
Total Height 17' Appox
Wood - All Redwood
Stainless Steel Firepole
Rock Climbing Wall on the back of the structure
2 Regular Swings
On secret escape door in the back.
Here are the pictures of my work.
Grand Prize in the
I Made It Photo Contest
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I just started building my version with two bridges. How high is the bridge (from ground to bottom of 2x6?) and how tall is the tube slide? Nice work btw!
Rob, this is amazing! I know you haven't been able to produce blueprints, but I did have a few questions:
1. Any guidance on how much lumber went into the project? How were you able to source the redwood?
2. How did you stain/paint the wood?
3. Do you suggest any books/guides for framing? I'm a building novice and the part that I'm most concerned about is using the right hardware (like screws, bolts and brackets) and forming the right joints for the deck.
Really great work, thank you!
hello. if you have blueprints please send them to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have the blue prints please.
Did you ever make blueprints? We'd love them - email@example.com