The “BOYS” Fort- Transforming a Swing Set

Hi Friends!

I have mentioned before that my husband, David, is creative and is always working on a project. His projects are usually larger in scale than the ones that I tackle. I am not sure how exactly the Boy’s Fort transformation started, but it involved a lot of tools, time and trips to Home Depot.  It also involved my husband’s huge imagination.

We started with the wooden swing set above.  Santa brought it a few years ago , but you can also purchase this Adventure Playset online.  This is an awesome play-swing set , but David thought it was time to give it a rugged upgrade.   This is not a tutorial because I am not  sure if I can appropriately describe what all that he did.  Are you ready?

The Boys Fort Transfroming a swing set

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Boys Fort transforming a playset

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I suspect the project really started because he had just chopped down a bunch of tree branches in our backyard and needed a place to put them.

transforming a playset

I do know that David cemented the branches on the front of the play set into the ground. He wove and nailed the other branches to cemented branches to create a “hide-out” underneath the play set. He also salvaged an old telephone pole and  some floor joists to create the annex structure.

Boys Fort Transforming a playset

He added a full deck on the second level. This is the view look at our house. We had dinner up there a few nights ago.

Boys Fort transforming a playset

It is not finished,  but the boys have already enjoyed many hours of fighting pirates and capturing “bad-guys” on their new fort. David appears to be adding a third level, but I haven’t reviewed the  blueprints yet. I am fully aware that this fort looks crazy, but it is a little boys dream.

Here is a another image of the before and after transformation.

The Boys Fort- Transforming a swing set

I hope that one day my boys will fully appreciate all the love and time David put into building the best fort ever.

I hope you enjoyed this swing set transformation.

XOXO Carmody

Transforming a swing set into a fort








9 Responses to The “BOYS” Fort- Transforming a Swing Set

  1. alyssa August 20, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Wow!! This is absolutely fantastic. Makes me kinda jealous that I never had a girl’s fort growing up. Props to you and your hubby!

  2. Shirley @Intelligent Domestications August 20, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    This is so creative. I love the ‘sticks and limbs’. I’m certain any boy would love having their own fort to play in. Your husband is very creative. Men do seem to love making those trips to Home Depot, don’t they :-)

  3. MrsTee August 20, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Wow! Talk about handy and creative! This is amazing and something I am sure your boys will remember forever! Awesome!

  4. Natalie August 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Your husband is really talented! I think any kid (boy or girl!) would be happy to have a super cool fort like this one (I know I would have as a little kid!).

    • carmody August 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

      Thanks Natalie! I would have loved s fort like this as a kid.

  5. Julie August 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    This is awesome! And so original with all of those special touches! What lucky kids :)

  6. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} August 21, 2014 at 2:27 am #

    First of all I love this! Second, but really firstly this melts my heart seeing hubbies doing projects for their babies!

  7. designedbydawnnicole September 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    Too cool! My kids would LOVE this!


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