Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Works for Me Wednesday: Tips for Building Outdoor Wood Swingsets

Image Source: Toys R Us

So you know these swing sets that are popular in backyards all around the country? When my kids outgrew the "baby" one they had, we decided to upgrade to one of these. My husband decided he wanted to put it together because according to him it was a "right of passage" for any dad. When we opened the numerous boxes we were amazed that none of the pieces were labeled. My OCD side came out and I decided to take matters into my own hands. I asked my daughter for one of her chalks and with my husband's help labeled each piece. It took him two weekends to put it together, he says it would have taken a lot longer had the pieces not been labeled. So, if you decide to buy your kids an outside wood set and you want to put together yourself... grab a chalk and label the wood pieces! You can also label the hardware, just write the number/letter on each bag with a sharpie.

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1 comment:

Rina Marie said...

That's a great idea, Patti! I'm sure that could cross over to a lot of other building projects, too. I had a friend who used to work on her car, and would paint each part with nail polish so she would know where it was supposed to go when she put it back together! :) Thanks for visiting my blog.