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Old 04-18-2008, 10:49 AM
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Wooden Swing sets

I bought my kids a wooden swing set with the play house. According to the instructions it says to set aside a whole day because it takes about 6 hours to assemble.

Well if it takes 6 hours I wonder how many people they are using. It is just me with my wife helping when needed. 3 days later and I am still not finished. I probably still have 3 or 4 hours left. Now it is raining.

This is where I have been for the last few days.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:03 AM
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a guy i work with was in same situation tuesday. said they were gonna charge him 500 bucks to assemble so he tried it himself. 5 days later and same number of trips to hardware store he's almost done. and we've had all week off except a two hour meeting tues. He ain't a carpenter but he is more than competent mechanically
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:57 AM
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Robert, how you coming with the swing set??
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What ever happened to the simple days?


I hope you finish the playset soon with out too much headaches.
I am sure the kids are ready to burn up of a lot of energy on it.
Keep us posted and include pictures of the finished project.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:07 PM
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I am about 85% complete. All that is left is the picnic table and a few cosmetic things. I will finish it tomorrow and post pics. My daughter Victoria wants to help but only slows things down. She means well but is only three.
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Robert are you going to quit your day job to install swing sets?
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That sounds fun.....

Must be a heck of a sping set.
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No deffinatly not.

The problem was finding wich piece went where. they werent marked. I had a picture with the measurements. I had to measure each board.

It is finished now and the kids are enjoying it. So it was worth all of the time and skinned nuckles.
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My daughter Victoria wants to help but only slows things down. She means well but is only three.
I know how you feel.. A few years ago, after 3 or 4 hours of putting a trampoline together with the help of my 5 and 7 year old sons, I went inside, called my dad and apologized for all the times I had 'helped' him. I also thanked him for putting up with me. He got a good laugh outta that.
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