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Indoor Playground


franzie99
franzie99
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We had a good sized space in our large downstairs area that was being used as a playroom. I have three kids, ages 4,5 and 7 and it was full of toys that really didn't get played with too often. With Christmas being upon us we decided to go through them and donate most of them. We used some to help fill 45 sacks that were donated to homeless families in a shelter in Fort Worth and donated most of the rest to my youngest's preschool/daycare. That left me with the PERFECT space to attempt to build Ana White's indoor playground for the kids. I had to modify it a bit, removing some of the width on the bridge and monkey bar span, but it turned out great. I knocked it out in 2 1/2 days and am so very proud of it. It consists of two playhouses, a bridge with a puppet theater underneath, and a few monkey bars up in the front. I will decorate and accessorize it later as time permits.

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  • Looks GREAT! Your kids are going to have fun in that!
    By fEzZ, on December 29, 2015

  • THis is so great ~~~~ :)
    By mindyalvarez6, on December 29, 2015

  • Amazing!
    By Smockity, on December 29, 2015


  • Tracy you are AMAZING!!
    By Ericakuhn, on December 29, 2015

  • Go Tracy!
    By Armand4, on December 29, 2015

  • awesome job Tracy!!!
    By Hgold1973, on December 29, 2015


  • Wtg Tracy!
    By Kclark76, on December 29, 2015

  • How inspiring! Yes, women can use power tools! Tracy ROCKS!!
    By Lvanhooz, on December 29, 2015

  • I'm jealous- I want this in my basement!
    By Mhanswn, on December 29, 2015

  • Very lucky kids!
    By 5to9_DIY, on December 29, 2015

  • You did a amazing job!!!
    By E_7579, on December 30, 2015

  • FANTASTIC, the kids will enjoy this for years!
    By itswhit, on December 31, 2015

  • Kids will have so much fun on this!
    By Pbarnha, on December 31, 2015

  • Wow! Just wow! :)
    By cpattie, on December 31, 2015

  • Great job from such a talented mama. I know those munchkins are going to have so much fun with this.
    By plain.jane, on December 31, 2015

  • Wow that is amazing ... Looks Sturdy enough for adult kids too !!
    By ferbylou8, on December 31, 2015

  • Looks awesome!
    By alemos, on December 31, 2015


  • Wow! This is Awesome! ! Great job!
    By ginnynoodle, on December 31, 2015

  • Great Job! You can almost hear the sound of children laughing.
    By Linda Fabian, on December 31, 2015

  • Very cool!!
    By Staceyvt, on January 1, 2016


  • Congrats! :)
    By fEzZ, on January 6, 2016

  • Love it, great idea! one for indoors....
    By nicehughman, on January 8, 2016

  • Where can I get a copy of the plans? Thanks.
    By Pawzcoco, on January 9, 2016

  • Hey, I love it, wish I had one when I was a kid many moons ago.
    By DonnieJ, on February 23, 2016

  • Hi! Here's the plans I used and modified to fit our space and needs! http://www.ana-white.com/2015/03/free_plans/diy-basement-indoor-playground-monkey-bars
    By franzie99, on March 9, 2016

  • 2 1/2 days?, that is something to be proud of.. Looks great
    By Jeff Projects, on June 28, 2016
    • Thank you so much!! I was VERY motivated to finish because I wanted it done before Christmas for the kiddos and also because my husband didn't think I'd actually finish it!! Lol
      By franzie99, on July 2, 2016

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Indoor Playground

by franzie99
Dec 29, 2015

We had a good sized space in our large downstairs area that was being used as a playroom. I have three kids, ages 4,5 and 7 and it was full of toys that really didn't get played with too often. With Christmas being upon us we decided to go through them and donate most of them. We used some to help fill 45 sacks that were donated to homeless families in a shelter in Fort Worth and donated most of the rest to my youngest's preschool/daycare. That left me with the PERFECT space to attempt to build Ana White's indoor playground for the kids. I had to modify it a bit, removing some of the width on the bridge and monkey bar span, but it turned out great. I knocked it out in 2 1/2 days and am so very proud of it. It consists of two playhouses, a bridge with a puppet theater underneath, and a few monkey bars up in the front. I will decorate and accessorize it later as time permits.