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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Swingset Remodel- Part 2- Building

These are a few photos of The King Fish teaching Jabber Jaw how to put the thing back together. As you can see our Small Fry was a lot younger at the time, and he’s looking on with interest.

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When will this thing ever get done?? Will I ever be able to swing and slide again?
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Here are a few photos of the guys rebuilding the “swing” side of the swingset. That was the side that was not even in the ground. That was the side that swayed precariously every time the kids got on a swing. The little clubhouse, and slide were in good shape, they just needed to be sanded and stained. You will probably see the new stain color in these photos. Its by Olympic and it’s a deck and fence stain. It’s called Monterey Grey. I wanted something subtle but something that looked more custom, since all the new bought swingsets out there are a type of red wood.
Anyway, in these photos The King Fish is installing this massive beam that he built! We had to get our neighbors to help out so the thing didn’t land on his head! I was safely away on our deck snapping pictures and closing my eyes during the scary parts!
Setting the beam—at least our slide was back assembled by this point.
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I swear it looked like the ladder was tipping in these photos!
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That brings us up to the present. The entire swingset is miraculously stained the Monterey Grey color. We even have swings hanging. But we still have to add a rock climbing wall, safety handles, a climbing robe, steering wheels for our Small Fry who loves to pretend drive everywhere, a shade tarp over the clubhouse, and perhaps a telescope for our little adventurer. Unfortunately it has rained here all week, so that will not be happening for a couple of weekends. As soon as it’s finished I’ll post the before and after pictures and photos of all the cool accessories! One good thing is we purchased the extra heavy duty swing hardware and swings so even adults can swing on this set. Pretty awesome!


Susan said...

I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Troy and Rachel said...

Love seeing all the men working hard on the swingset! The finished product is going to be something else!!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

You are doing a great job. Look at how green your grass is! Ours is brown and getting ready to have snow on it AGAIN. Ugh.

Your new blog looks wonderful...did you do it?

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