Hello - complete amateur alert -
I was wondering if anyone could please tell me what I would need to buld this structure?
Matrix 2410 x 1205mm screen panels and
Easyroll 100mm 125kg Load Transparent Swivel Plate and Brake Castor
What sort of timber and base would we need?
It is going to be outside so would we need to treat the timber?
Many thanks in advance!!!
Looks like a great little project. I'm sure plenty of Workshop members who have built outdoor play equipment for kids, including @ProjectPete, @Yorky88 and @Tara86 would be happy to share some advice with you.
Welcome to the community. We're rapt to have you join us and look forward to seeing this project come together. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand.
@gselquestions What a great idea for the kids!! Big question is on how much you want to spend? Great range available for Merbau, Cedar, slotted gum etc but this hardwood can get expensive. Cheaper option is treated pine. It might help breaking down what areas you can get away with cheaper timber and areas you can’t. For anything load bearing make sure you get structural timber eg: the A frame. You can save using sleepers for the base and build your flooring on that.
Tip: Base your dimensions on the timber sizes available. Saves money and less cut offs.
I built my kids an outdoor 2 story cubby/fort fo Christmas. I was able to save a lot by using 6ft pallets I got for free from a customer. These were used for the walls and bottom level flooring. I spent extra on the posts, joist and bearers. Treated Pine posts and structural treated pine for joists/bearers from Bunnings. I had left over Merbau from our deck which I used for the top level flooring.