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OCTOBER 12, 2010 7:49AM

Transform Your Swing Set Into A Tree House For Growing Kids

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Here is a swing set recycle idea that's not for the birds!

swing set

Playthings swing sets are a great addition to your yard when kids are young, but they soon outgrow them.  What do you do then?  

With three boys , one family in Canton MA had a unique idea.  Why not transform the existing swing set into a tree house, hence, get a few more years out of it!  It was a great building project for the kids as well as a lesson in the art of the 4 R's....Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remake.

A photo story from beginning to end:

plythings swing set configuration

The original Playthings Williamsburg swing set configuration  

original configuration swing set

Family and friends had plenty of fun on the old swing set through the years.

final configuration  

A front view showing the new configuration as a tree house (still utilizing the swings)

tree house close up

Close up of the Tree House  section, roof and deck added, as well as, a bench inside. Allowing more room for grown kids and additional play space.

staining the treehouse 2

A side view of the new Tree House 

The tree house complete 

Brenden, Andrew, Christopher and friend Josh show off the final Tree House!  Notice the ropes tied to the front and sides for safety and adding a fun look.


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