Who needs to build a full play set (for thousands of dollars) when you can simply make your deck into a slide?
(In other words? Who’s too cheap/lazy/busy to invest in a full play set? Us.)
Henry loves slides, and with living farther out on the country, having one on the property is something I had planned since last year. And when Ryan built the deck and we added the railings, I decided that it would be the perfect spot.
But it wasn’t a top priority. Until I came across this 8-foot slide on Craigslist.
It ended up being the perfect size for the deck landing (which is about 5 feet off the ground). Ryan used three cedar 2x4s to secure it and keep it solid and safe. He took out the three center railings and secured the railing to the floor.
The best part? It was a relatively cheap and easy project.
Plus Henry loves it! He’s burning tons of energy going up and down the stairs. And when he’s no longer into it, we can just put the railings back up.
Happy weekend! If you need us, we’ll be sliding.
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