This fort i am going to be showing you how to build can be used for airsoft, or a kids plaly house. If you are yonger that 16 ask you parent befor doing this if your yunger than 11 you may need help with this ask parents for help 
       maerials you will need 
a shovel 
4 1 foot by 8 foot bords ( an inch thick )
2 2by4s  
a saw
some shingels
bug spray
a small bucket 
a thin 1 foot by 8 foot (half inch thick )
3 2inch rectandel blocks 
pacons in there sheel ( any nut will work but i like pecons
above are some picturs of the finished product ( thought id let you see what your geting into )
                                                     REED THIS ENTIRE IBLE BEFOR STARTING ON IT


Step 1: The Hole

    Dig a hole with the blue prints in the picture. It might be kind of hard to fallo sorry about that when i started this instructable the fort had already been made ): sorry. just try your best to get it if your having trouble send me a privit mesage and i will try to get back to you. If i happen not to meseng you back find someone in your family who can reed it. I know its porely dun.   ( roll your mouse over it to find the measurements, the chart has it rong the orange is 3 feet and the brown is 2 feet ). If you need more space in your fort ad one foot to every measurrment exept the yelow measurement.
       put all the dirt of to the side in a pile you will be using it later. If there are any roots in the mane part of the hole that you dont want to cut out dig a little deeper to be able to get under them. Please dont make this neer a tree or you will have that problem. I know i did but dont make this neer a gas mane, the only reason i did was my mom whould'int let me dig anywhere else.  SAFTY FIRST if you live where the dirt is not that hard dets some bords to saport the sides.  I am not responsibl for any damages this fort causes but if you falow the instructions corecktly there wont be any damegas.
<p>i'm using moms computer and i m actually a 12 year old guy</p>
<p>i'm 12 now + i did the same thing=my mom wouldn't let me dig ANYWHERE i\just kidding but most of options w\ no trees \gas manes were scarce . i ended up digging near a tree and about 3feet down i hit roots.any ways, nice job on fort</p>
<p>i have had mine for a while, i like your idea with the lights</p>
<p>Nice fort. I have dug a few myself. Once in some sandy dirt, I, 8 years old, dug a short tunnel inside a fort like this but when my older brother tried to fit through he got stuck so I poked him with a stick until my worried mom came out and caught me-revenge for some silly thing which I can't remember. Keep digging, mattocks are great if you get any tree roots or hard clay.</p>
<p>If there are a lot of bugs, safely fill the room with a flammable aerosol then carefully ignite. </p>
I'm sorry, but I can neither read nor understand this. Spell-Check is a must for you to use. Especially if you're an adult who can't spell basic words.
please post a picture of the inside/finished product, <br> <br>great ible and idea though
i like it but i dont think my mum wants me digging up the back yard
This is a great idea! It confirms that using wood to support it instead of dirt is a very good idea. My friends and I have been designing something like this for \a while and are gonna start. <br>
This sounds way awesome! I'll be working on this in a while! Thank you for coming up with these ideas! You're awesome!
thank you remember to putt boreds on the inside of your fort for braces if you dont have good soil <br>
Dude, I live in a high desert. If the terrain here was anymore rocky, the ground would be one, vast rock. The soil is harder than iron wood.
ok you should be good then <br>
At the risk of sounding like a safety inspector - digging deep holes in unsupported earth is dangerous. The biggest danger is that the earth slips back on you when your in there and your buried. No air, no help until someone realises you gone.<br><br>Won't happen? Actually happens a lot on building sites where unsupported or poorly supported trenches collapse.<br><br>Pay heed. don't go deep, If you must support the sides with substantial timber supports braced from side to side.<br><br>Oh well I tried, don't say I didn't warn you.<br><br>
this happened with an guy at my school, he died when he went in an tunnel he made in an pile of sand
Yep it happens.
yes, sad enough it does
in heavy clay, this has a zero percent chance of happening, especially if you dig the hole with slated sides.
true i live in oklahome and the only thing hear is clay
thats a very good poin actualy i live in oklahoma where the dirts about as hard as sement but some peole dont. but int not tecknikly under ground its just a hole with bords over it and when you in it thers not dirt over your head thers wood just a thin laer of dirt above the wood. but the wood is one inch thick and the dirt above it is one inch thick and wood is stronger than dirt. but if you live in a place with bat dirt get thicker wood of dont put dirt over it. <br> <br>safty first
:-) OK, happy building !
thanks for saying that i went back to the end and re edit it and i put some safty procautns in the hole part to safty first
how did you build the inside
its just a hole i dig the hole first then ad the boreds on top
i never did one of these when i was younger, but i should.
their fun unless its rainy where you live
Very interesting, I am a fan of underground structures.<br><br>I had to give up on reading this one however. It is in dire need of a spell check.<br><br>Thanks for sharing.
ok thanks i know the spelings bad but the spell check is not working
Very nice digging next to the gas main. Make sure that is a sparking steel shovel you use. Not.
I was thinking the exact same thing as soon as I saw the picture with the meter in it. Here's hoping you never need work done on your gas lines or meter, or the utility company finds out. Very large fines can be imposed for doing ANY sort of digging or excavating near or around gas lines or meters without the proper permits. A friend was fined for digging a hole too close to the meter to plant a small shrub.
i was planing on diging is some where else but thats where my mom told my to dig if you look closely you will see a sqare of bords arond the fort my mom told my thats where i could dig
yeah. mom's do that. killjoys. :oP<br><br>anyhow, i say great job. one thing, though. you should run your stuff through a spellcheck because some people are probably running the 'ibles on here through a translator program, so they can read them in their home language, and translators don't do well with misspellings. no biggie, just a tip for your future projects.<br><br>take care.
yay i was going to run it throuw a speeel check but it wasint working ) : sorry
not a problem... just something to think about next time.
ya good thing i didnot hit the gas pipe i was 10 when i built it ) : if you build it stay away from the gas line unlike me
plus that the only place my mom whould let me dig
Uh, oh...my inner spell check/capitalization/punctuation Nazi is rearing it's ugly head again.
ya sorry about that
Not trying to be a grammar nazi but it's not yunger it's yOunger other than that pretty cool instructable though.
ok i fixed it thanks ( :
Yeah no prob<br>
You make me want to do and instructable.
thanks ( :
And once again your welcome.
Once again nice ible. =)
Your welcome.
This is soooooooooo cool! I really like the look!
thanks ( :

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