I saw how expensive these were to buy and I thought I could build one for my son in a budget. So here you are, all for around £300.

Step 1: Sketch It Out

Write down or draw what you want to build. I did quite a few sketches first.
This is awesome! I gotta get my hubby to build this in our backyard! I would love to play in this. If I am feeling nice and generous I'll let my children play in it too!
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted for my instructable
Thanks chipper
Extremely clever!!
Thanks awesomness2002
Hi niallw<br/>I will try to put a full list together. You could use hangers but I had a nail gun with 6" nails
Hi mandrews1<br/>I think you are right. I will be putting a few braces in
Hi kperea<br/>It cost approximately £300 and on and off about 50-60 man hours
Can you provide a parts list for if I wanted to buy the wood to build it? <br> <br>The rafters are supported just by a nail into the end grain? No joint hangers?
looks great, but I would prefer to see a little bit of bracing underneath. <br> <br>
What was your total cost and how many hours to build it?
Hi Monty<br/>I did think of that so I bought all the main supporting timbers in tanalised wood and these should last 30 to 60 years. Maybe I could still use it in my old age. <br/><br/>http://www.ribaproductselector.com/Docs/7/03797/external/COL3903797.pdf<br/> <br/>http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_'tanalised'_wood
That is impressive but by 'creting in the posts they will rot. Voted <br>
Hi tim<br/>Thanks for the comms. I thought 2x6 as well but was advised 2x4 is good enough for raised decks with adults walking on them so should be ok for a couple of kids.
Looks good, I like the tyre swing! I'd have been tempted to use 2x6 for the bracing for it and the walkway underneath. 2x4 is a little wimpy for this sort of thing, but I'm sure it's fine for a small child though.
Thanks velorna. Please vote for me. The hammock would look great hanging inside
Great job, looks great!
The base wood from pallets. I find pallet wood is generally good quality as most of it is pressure treated and lasts up to the elements
what did you use for ballisters?

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