Picture of How to Make a Wooden Playset
This Instructable is a very simple version of a toy playset that I have recently seen around a lot. The idea behind it is that it provides a relatively blank canvas for a child's imagination. A child can play with whatever toys he wants on it and it can be whatever he wants it to be (i.e. a house, a tree fort, whatever).

The version I made is pretty sparse but you can add ladders, stairs, swings, pulleys, pretty much anything you want. Right now my son uses it for his peg people.

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

You will need:

-Safety Glasses
-A Jigsaw
-A Sander (or sand paper and lots of elbow grease)
-A Drill with a Bit the same diameter as the dowel you intend to use
-A Large Board (or several smaller pieces)
-A Dowel Rod
-Wood Glue

One of the great things about this project is that you can make it from scraps. All of the wood in this project (including the dowels) I just happened to have around. You don't even need a lot and it doesn't even need to match.
And the instructable on how to do the peg people? :)
The Rambler (author)  cube-convict2 years ago
I need to make one of these for my kids, they would use it for hours... sometimes the simplest ideas are the best!
The Rambler (author)  potatomansoup2 years ago
Yes, it's so true.
It looks super awesome and cute!
The Rambler (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz2 years ago
Thank you.
caitlinsdad2 years ago
Nice. Kinda like Star Trek Tri-dimensional chessboard for peg pieces.
The Rambler (author)  caitlinsdad2 years ago
Haha, yeah it is!