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DIY - Build Your Kids a Play Castle

Do your kids want a tree house? No big trees in your yard? Try this alternative when your kids are little.
Unfortunately, I don't have any large trees in my yard. I have two younger trees that are about 15-20 feet in high so I have not really considered my kids requests. But that recently changed. With a little imagination, I came up with a design for a deck that I would call a "castle" built around a very pretty Amur Maple that lives on a small hill in my backyard.
The kids loved the idea of having a castle to play in. But they also wanted it to have towers, a slide, a plank, and it's own fairy garden (Because what castle doesn't have a fairy garden, right?). I guess my idea of a simple deck was just not going to cut it. So to the drawing board I went.....To read more visit: http://livedan330.com/2013/07/19/2013612diy-kids-play-castle/ and don't forget to follow us on Hometalk.

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Ask the creator about this project

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    Cher @ Designs By Studio C Houston, AR
    on Jul 19, 2013

    Those are some super lucky kiddos! That is awesome!

  • Brenda L
    Brenda L Winchester, KY
    on Jul 21, 2013

    Love this. Fun and closer to the ground for smaller people makes it safer, too. I second the statement, Lucky Kiddos!

  • Wanda Booth
    Wanda Booth Greenville, TX
    on Jul 21, 2013

    This is so cute. A child would love to have this. Wait a minute I would like to spend time there too. LOL

  • Karen Ambrose
    Karen Ambrose Hermiston, OR
    on Jul 21, 2013

    cutie ideal kids

  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner
    Melody Drinkwater Wagner Erie, PA
    on Jul 21, 2013

    That is AWESOME! I bet the kids are in heaven, I mean castle heaven! Thanks for the post. I've been looking for ideas for my Grandchildren.

  • Dan330
    Dan330 Saint Paul, MN
    on Jul 21, 2013

    This was a lot of fun to build and relatively easy too. I got to hang out with my grandkids as a bonus.

  • Nancy Hand
    Nancy Hand Enigma, GA
    on Jul 21, 2013

    What a nice Dad to make that. Great job! I know the kids really have fun playing in it.

  • G B
    G B Ripley, TN
    on Jul 21, 2013

    What a wonderful idea!

  • Annette C
    Annette C Westport, WA
    on Jul 21, 2013

    I really like the way you used the the elavation of the ground to your advantage, with the slide, love the safe minded projects. (loved rolling down hills as a child too, we had the hot metal slides back then, lol)

  • Dan330
    Dan330 Saint Paul, MN
    on Jul 21, 2013

    Thank you Annette.

  • Karen kiesling
    Karen kiesling West Sayville, NY
    on Jul 21, 2013

    this is adorable. what child wouldn't love it@!

  • Southwest Greens Austin
    Southwest Greens Austin Austin, TX
    on Jul 29, 2014

    Great job and great idea! well done.

  • Bethar
    Bethar Dade City, FL
    on Oct 15, 2014

    Cute, cute, cute. Great job.

  • Stormie Remus
    Stormie Remus Villard, MN
    on Nov 23, 2014

    Just awesome!! Great job!! Lucky kids to have such a talented daddy.

  • Adamandevebabywear
    Adamandevebabywear Australia
    on Dec 11, 2014

    Aww this is awesome

  • Duval Home Inspections Inc
    Duval Home Inspections Inc Jacksonville, FL
    on Dec 16, 2014

    It's a good idea!

  • Sheila
    Sheila Lockport, LA
    on Dec 23, 2014

    Just love this idea.....

  • Melodee Keays
    Melodee Keays Australia
    on Jul 28, 2015

    Looks fabulous, I would have loved to play in this as a kid. My dad made us a tree house, in the cedar tree, out of a wooden box that a new very big mirror came in. My brother and I had some great times playing in there. I wish I had some photos to post.

  • Sarah
    Sarah Lafayette, TN
    on Mar 29, 2016

    So cute!!

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn Fort Worth, TX
    on Apr 18, 2016

    great idea.... many hours of fun to be had now!

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