• This is a great idea for a kids' game in the fall!
    By karen_atlanta, on September 1, 2015

  • This is a great idea - I've been a huge Yahtzee fan all my life! However, there are 5 dice in the game, not 6!! I'm also wondering how well the dice roll/stay up on grass - it would have to be cut very short (or, there's the option of playing on a harder, flatter surface such as concrete). Thanks!
    By auntcici, on September 16, 2015

  • Love this!!! How fun for outdoor play time and what a great gift this would be!! Where did you find the basket?
    By Sherridrum, on June 5, 2016

  • Awesome! Great job at getting the kids outside and active!
    By Chosenconstruction, on February 10, 2018

  • My sisters birthday is this week & I haven’t been able to find her anything unique. She loves Yatzee & lives in the country, so I think these would make a great Belated gift. Thanks for sharing!
    By Lionhart09, on July 13, 2018
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  • What a brilliant idea to make it fit under the bed when not in use! I love this!
    By karen_atlanta, on July 8, 2015

  • Here's one more improvement that could be made here.... construct it so that drawers fit into the open end. It then becomes under-bed storage, too. In the section that flips, make it so that the drawer could be used in either position.
    By CaptainComet, on July 21, 2015

  • Great idea M.A.S. Might I add one more suggestion, for those who own shorter dogs like Mini Dachshunds considering running a router along the top edge so they don't scrape their bellies on the way up. As for issues with traction, possibly something like this,
    By marco551, on July 24, 2015

  • Marco, Thanks for the feedback. I cut up a rubber no slip kitchen mat, it seemed to do the trick.
    By My Altered State, on July 26, 2015
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  • I absolutely love these and I like that they don't have legs..great build Shanty Sisters :)
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on June 7, 2015

  • Love these! Guess they can go on my to do list.
    By bknurs32, on June 12, 2015
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  • This is AWESOME! Every kid's dream!
    By karen_atlanta, on June 1, 2015

  • Hours of fun and imaginative play ... a play set extraordinaire.
    By janicehintze, on June 3, 2015

  • What was the approximate price for all materials used?
    By BAMAWATERFOWL, on June 19, 2015

  • @bamawaterfowl I spent about $1300, all of the materials came from Home Depot.
    By Her Tool Belt, on July 10, 2015

  • The materials list doesn't specify, but is the lumber pressure treated? Or are you relying on the paint to withstand the weather? If so, how's your current play structure holding up? Also, it looks awesome! Great job!
    By Brian5177, on February 21, 2017

  • This thing is amazing! So I have a question, what exactly are the optional pieces for and what do you lose of you chose not to do the optional steps? I am referring to what is in the PDF not below. Thanks
    By mgomon, on August 9, 2017

  • you did a great job. i think we are going to replicate this for our kids.
    By Team Saefkow, on February 9, 2018

  • i just noticed your blueprints are not working :( can this be fixed?
    By Team Saefkow, on February 9, 2018
    • @Team Saefkow they have been fixed. Thanks for letting us know!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 9, 2018
    • the link is gone :( and i cant get the picture for the material list to load. keeps saying error.
      By Team Saefkow, on February 11, 2018
    • Can you not see where it says "View Project PDF" under the project description?
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 12, 2018
    • im sorry it was my browser, was not letting me open the PDF. thanks for replying to quickly.
      By Team Saefkow, on February 13, 2018
    • Glad you got it figured out!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018

  • I want to add that I did this nearly the same as pictured above and I am not a carpenter, just handy :-) It came out awesome! I'd post pics but not allowed with comments.
    By mgomon, on February 9, 2018
    • Awesome! You can always upload your own project if you'd like to show the RYOBI Nation community!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 9, 2018

  • Help me out here...I am not seeing where all 11 4x4s will be used?  I am only counting 6.  I am having my fence put in and was hoping to have them actually set the posts into the ground to make it extra sturdy.  Is that overkill?
    By EbbaRobb, on April 24, 2018
    • Even though it's two years too late, to clarify for anyone else who may have the same question - the materials list includes what's needed for the playhouse AND swing set:  6 4x4x8s are used for the clubhouse/playhouse, 4 4x4x8s and 1 4x4x10 are used for the swing set.
      By krashtd78, on May 31, 2020

  • Does anyone know the height of the entire set? Ground to peak. Trying to find a set that is 10ft tall or less because of a crazy HOA rule.
    By Ddrake0005, on July 6, 2018

  • Thanks for sharing the design, I am putting the finishing touches on one in my back yard.  I had one lesson learned to add and a couple of mods that went well.  For the lesson learned, be mindful of your carriage bolt placement. A few steps after making the frame you will need to install the floor.  Four of my bolts partially interfered with the floor boards, I ended up notching the floor boards.  Other than that, you can add an additional 2X4 to the floor, it helps keep rain out of the bottom.  At the kids request, I added a floor to the bottom and enclosed the rear of the structure with a wall.  Finally, I opted for a corrugated metal roof.
    By DoctorNoGo, on September 30, 2018

  • Can you tell me where you bought the 1 hour DIY swing kit?
    By user_richter_1286755, on November 8, 2019
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  • Отличная идея!!! Большое спасибо!!!!!!!!!!
    By Vladimir, on August 23, 2015

  • on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015
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  • The steps describe a diagram, is this available somewhere? thanks, Matt
    By mg4345, on November 4, 2014

  • Hi Matt, the diagram has been added - see the link above the first step. Thank you!
    By RYOBI_ROCKS, on November 5, 2014

  • I really can't wait to see how long it takes for some kid to plow into something and that stylish aggressive geometry decapitates the kid. Can you really not see how dangerous this thing is? This is an example of style over function!
    By kerrycwells, on November 13, 2014

  • A little heavy for a sled especially for a kid to handle. No steering capability. That will certainly be exciting. Have to agree with kerrycwells. Try 3/4" PVC trim boards for the frame and maybe 1/4" fiberboard (glue and screw) for skin with a few coats of poly to seal against moisture.
    By aitchilm, on December 4, 2014

  • Cool design but concerns on plywood joints (water) and overall safety. Perhaps a modified design of using kerf relief cuts in the 3/4" plywood vs cutting 8 different pieces for the underside. That would allow bending the front in a traditional style toboggan while keeping plywood base in one piece vs relying on some screws. Some 6" or 8" wide X 3/4" pine can be formed to support the front of the unit.
    By Danstools, on January 24, 2015
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  • Materials used is missing the metal bar for support
    By sus4, on November 13, 2014

  • Hi, nice work. On the video you say that the canvas will be available at the website but I can't find it.
    By fboss1978, on January 21, 2015

  • Hi, your plans do not detail where the back is attached in relationship to the bottom. Can you tell me the dimension from the front of the legs? Thanks
    By v2fast2hit, on March 12, 2015

  • Hello and thanks for the questions and comments! Sus4, Yes the 18" pipe and 2 flanges was left out because depending on the size of the slats it may not be needed. I have versions of these chairs with thicker slats and without any middle support. A 2x4 and 4 L-brackets is cheaper alternative that works as well. fboss1978 the template is available on this page where it says "Download and print the template " v2fast2hit There are a few reasons I don’t indicate it. Measurements on curved surfaces are often misinterpreted. Depending on how you cut and sand this the location of 2 reference points could be off. The template is sanded off already so I a mark on that would not be helpful. Lastly different people like different angles and different locations for the back depending on the height. Since we are screw from the inside its ok to try a couple angles and see what you like before the slats go on.
    By Homemade Modern, on May 1, 2015

  • hi can e-mail me the template plan for this project i can't find it in the web side. thanks,
    By M.A.N. Essa, on January 5, 2017
    • Under "project steps", step number 2 has a blue link you can click on for the template. Hope this helps!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 13, 2018

  • pls e-mail me the template plan for this project. thanks,
    By gassave, on April 5, 2018
    • gassave, click on "project steps", step number 2 has a blue link you can click on for the template. Hope this helps!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 13, 2018
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