Explorer's Frontier Playset Plan

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The "Explorer's Frontier Playset plan" is arguably the most mainstream backyard playset plan we offer.  It's open "A" frame design is timeless and it's overall layout has been the staple of box store playset kits for decades.  What sets this model apart from the others is it's overall larger size, sturdy construction and total DIY nature, allowing you to source it's material from anywhere and removing all of the labor costs.

The Explorer's Frontier contributes a variety of ways to interact and play, plus offers a few places to add even more accessories, making this a perfect, all in one backyard jungle gym kids will love.

Features:

  • 140ft² of usable play space
  • Open, "A" frame design concept

  • Several attachment points for slides, swings, cargo nets and other accessories
  • Gable roof provides shelter from rain & sun

  • Built in rock wall, ladder and stairs
  • 12' long swing-set attachment in rear

  • Elevated design allows play area underneath

  • Designed for children aged 2-9
  • 48 page, step by step PDF plan

Dimensions:

  • 16' Wide
  • 22' Deep
  • 16' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x6 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x6 - 16" O.C.

Roofing Details:

  • 45° gable roof pitch
  • 145 ft² of total roof coverage.  Typically, 10% should be added to the roofing material order to account for waste and overlap.

Lumber List:

Make sure to ask about and take advantage of any volume discount from your local lumber yard!

Decking:
( 15 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 8 ) 5/4” x 6” x 12'

Framing:
( 15 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 1 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 2 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

( 10 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 15 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 3 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 3 ) 2” x 8” x 8'
( 1 ) 2” x 8” x 12'

( 2 ) 4” x 4” x 8'
( 4 ) 4” x 4” x 10'

( 1 ) 4” x 6” x 8'
( 5 ) 4” x 6” x 10'
( 8 ) 4” x 6” x 12'

Plywood:
( 5 ) 1/2 Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

  • (10 lbs) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • (10 lbs) GRK 2.5” R4 Screws
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws
  • ( 36 ) 1/2" x 8" Carriage Bolts
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