1. Create an account to join in the discussion. Once you register don't forget to enter our monthly drawings.

    Register to post on our forum.
  2. Home Theater Lounge will begin holding a live chat every Wednesday evening at 9pm Central. The goal is to get as many members online at the same time and just talk movies, music, and gear. You can join the chat by going to the Shoutbox app.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice

Biggest DIY project for me 90% done.

Discussion in 'DIY Lounge' started by CJ, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

  2. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Nice. Is that one a kit or your own design?

    Either way, looks like the kids are going to have a fun place to play.
     
  3. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    That's all my own design. I mean you see these things and its like OK, a tower, arm coming off one side for a swing, slide ladder and rock climbing wall. I can do that.

    All the reasonable kits (i.e. sub $3000) are really designed to be plunked down on a flat surface. As you can see, we don't have that.
     
  4. Pete Mazz

    Pete Mazz Active Member War Zone Member

    Yea, but where's the speakers? :)

    Pete
     
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    LOL, with the new grill, outdoor audio IS on my list of things to do. Just not sure how I want to implement it.
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    Very nice!

    I built one for my daughter when she was about 3. She did not start really getting into it until a year later, and now she uses it all the time!
     
  7. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    Didn't you always complain about your DIY efforts? That's really impressive. How do you design something like that? :) If I tried building something like that it would collapse in a week, I'm sure of it.
     
  8. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    LOL, construction != speaker building. I'll give you a hint, every connecting board is not flush to within 1mm (nor does it need to be by any stretch). If I built speaker boxes to these tolerances though, they would look like total crap.
     
  9. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    Yeah but it still needs to be sturdy. Not my strong point :)
     
  10. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    Well done!
     
  11. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Oh yeah, I'd say the tower will support 1,000 pounds.
     
  12. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Thanks!

    Its going to have a 1x4 board roof, that's the 10% that's not done.
     
  13. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Just open the sliding door downstairs. 8)
     
  14. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Looks great, CJ. Nice work. I like the nice strong-looking fence on the downhill side; just the thing to catch a smaller kid when a larger one tosses them off the back. :D
     
  15. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Gotta keep them from rolling into the street, I'm not paying for someone's busted grill and headlight.
     
  16. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Looks great, CJ. Take a moment and check your homeowner's insurance before the neighbor's kids come over. :x
     
  17. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Neighbors kids are my age, not too worried :D
     
  18. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Even more important then for you to consider Denton's point. 20-something or 30-something males, beer, BBQ and big ass swing set can all add up to DANGER WILL ROBINSON! :lol:
     
  19. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    LOL, they don't live there David.
     
  20. ArtieK

    ArtieK New Member

    Nice work! We built a pergola on uneven ground a few years ago and it was a bitch getting it to look right. Your girls will love that.
     

Share This Page