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Reclaimed wood see-saw


Jake29
Jake29
Jake29
Jake29

I wanted to make something fun and easy for the kids. I get a lot of wood from shipping containers at work. Normally this wood is thrown away. I hated to see it not go to a good use so I decided to make a see-saw for my kids. Overall it's a pretty easy project. Hardest part for me was making sure my bolt and handle holes were straight. I still need to add a few critical tools to my collection like a table saw and planer. It would help tremendously with these projects. Not all the wood I work with is same size or depth. I used foam cushions for added comfort on the seats and found some cheap fabric from a store. I stained it using a half and half mixture of penetrating stain then coated it with some outdoor spar urethane. It didn't take long to assemble and build once cuts were made. The kids love it and I love seeing them have a good time with it.

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  • What a terrific idea! It looks like your kiddo is really having a blast on this fun project. Thanks for sharing the in-process pictures, too. The design looks simple, but it also looks like it needed to be very precise. Did you use pre-made plans or did you make it from scratch?
    By RYOBI Nation, on August 17, 2016
    • I'm so excited to see this! I had forgotten that I wanted to make something like this for the kids! This is going on my list! :)
      By Thriftdiving, on August 19, 2016

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Reclaimed wood see-saw

by Jake29
Aug 04, 2016
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I wanted to make something fun and easy for the kids. I get a lot of wood from shipping containers at work. Normally this wood is thrown away. I hated to see it not go to a good use so I decided to make a see-saw for my kids. Overall it's a pretty easy project. Hardest part for me was making sure my bolt and handle holes were straight. I still need to add a few critical tools to my collection like a table saw and planer. It would help tremendously with these projects. Not all the wood I work with is same size or depth. I used foam cushions for added comfort on the seats and found some cheap fabric from a store. I stained it using a half and half mixture of penetrating stain then coated it with some outdoor spar urethane. It didn't take long to assemble and build once cuts were made. The kids love it and I love seeing them have a good time with it.