"An excellent resource for homeowners who want to build their own playset: Build a Kids' Play Yard."
- Los Angeles Times syndicate
"Creative Homeowner... introduces Build a Kids' Play Yard, perfect for any do-it-yourself parent. The book contains more than 200 color drawings and 20 color photos to illustrate the easy step-by-step instructions."
Source: The Birmingham News
June 21, 1998
From the Back Cover
Build a Kids' Play Yard provides detailed plans and step-by-step instructions for creating the structures that kids love most. All were designed to conform with guidelines by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
You'll find more than a dozen projects, including Central Tower with slide, Swing Beam, Monkey Bar, Playhouse, Picnic Table, Teeter-Totter, two balance beams, and several sandboxes.
Some projects are modular. For example, the Central Tower, Swing Beam, and Monkey Bar can be built to stand alone or to connect as one deluxe Kids' Playland. Here, you have the option to adjust project heights to suit child age. And because kids like to move from one activity to another, it's wise to build at least several structures.
Construction is straightforward, requiring mainly basic cutting, drilling, and fastening. Procedures are clearly illustrated, step by step. Plus, you get complete guidance on selecting tools and materials-and on using tools safely.
In addition to all this, these structures are fun. Whether you decide to do the building yourself or hire a carpenter, your kids are sure to enjoy the results.