Blue water tower play-set plan with ladder and slide
Dimensional view of the water tower play-set

Water Tower Play-set Plan

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As a child, I've always found water towers to be fascinating.  A giant tank hoisted a mile in the air, just to hold the local town's bathtub fluid?  What a strange and bizarre concept.  But as a child, you just rolled with it.  Now you can take that same alien like structure and shrink it down to backyard play-set proportions.

The Water Tower play-set plan has a compact, dimensional base of just 5' x 6'.  Towering over 14' high, it still gets the job done in terms of standing out.  Designed for a 5' high slide and comes with instructions to construct a ship ladder.  Download a copy of this plan and start building this weekend!

Features:

  • Two story play-set with 15 ft² on the 2nd level and 28 ft² at the base
  • Includes instructions to build a ship ladder, water tank and railing
  • 5' high launch platform
  • Designed for children aged 2-9
  • 40 page, step by step PDF plan

Dimensions:

  • 5' Wide
  • 6' Deep
  • 14' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x4 - 16" O.C.

Roofing Details:

  • 45° gable roof pitch
  • 12 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:
(7)  5/4” x 6” x 8'
(2)  5/4” x 6” x 10'

Framing:

(5)  2” x 4” x 8'
(2)  2” x 4” x 10'
(4)  2” x 4” x 12'

(3) 2” x 6” x 10'
(4) 2” x 6” x 12'

(4) 4” x 4” x 10'

Trim:
(3) 1” x 10” x 12'

Balusters:
(29) 2” x 2” x 3'

Plywood:
(1) 4' x 8' x 1/2” Plywood Non-PT

Hardware List:

  • (5 lbs) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • (5 lbs) GRK 2.5” R4 Screws
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws