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
4 1 foot by 8 foot bords ( an inch thick )
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
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.
Step 2: The Roof
If you dont understand what im saying then look at the secont picture and roll your mouse over it to see ( ya i know its a bad drawling ).
Now that you have your mane roof on get your saw and cut your 2 by 4s APR 1 and 1/2 feet long. you need five of thease. put thease in the one foot area leaning agenst the mane roof ( see pic three ). Nail the 2 by 4s to the mane roof (still keep them slanted ) it dosent have to look preaty cus its going to get cuverd up by dirt. Then get your roofing shingles and nail them to the 2 by 4s ( note you want the shingels to over lap ). then your done. Get your shingls and do the same with the mane roof, make shoure your nails arnt to long or else they will go threw the wood. This is the harrdest step if you have trouble send me a privit mesage if you leave a coment i will be less likely to reaspon but i will try anyways.
Step 3: Dirt
if your building this for airsoft then with some of the dirt and build a small barerer in front of the entrance so as to help block bbs.
Step 4: Light and Air Way
air protecters ( see pic two ) put one block in the midel of the two air holes and one on each side. Then get your 1 foot by 8 foot half an inch hight bord and la it acros. Nail it in and then put shingels on it. Have them laying over the edge and toching the ground then cut a hole in them over the air hole ( in pic where it says "opening" thats where the hole is ). Itis recomended that you do this it helps keep water out and if you halve one put a tarp over it when not in use if water get in so do the bugs. Part 5 of this ible teaches you how to get rid of bugs if they come in and how to keep them from geting in.
Step 5: How to Manage Bugs
If bug do get in then its probably wet in there wate till it dries up then look at the bugs if theres spiders in there dont get them out yet. Spiders kill outher bugs so wate till there are only spiders in ther then kill them ( spray it with bug spray again. If there are no spiders in there spray it out.
help full tips
1 dont let leavs get in bugs feed on leavs
2 dont keep any food down there unless its seald
3 if you eat down there and theres crums get them out
4 if it gets so overwelming beery the fort and re build the fort ( save your materials i had to do this once )
5 dont not do this cus your scarred of bugs if you fallow the steps i give you there wont be any bugs
6 if you have bad alerges dont do this
7 if you see termites eating the wood take the mane roof of and get a new one also spry for termites if the wood gose so dose the dirt above it
Step 6: Optinal Shelf
Step 7: Door
leave a coment if you did this project and leave a coment if my idea for the door work thanks for reading this bye ( ;