Skyfort Playset Installation – Day 16 (4/14)

Thursday is our crazy day with 2-3 kid activities which requires a lot of running around. I was supposed to drop off my 6 year old son at soccer and then come back to work on the playset, but I just didn’t feel comfortable leaving him there so I decided to wait for awhile till Carolyn could come stay with him, so it ended up being close to 7pm before I got to work.

First order of business was trying to find the 1″ wood screws – no luck. I ended up having to call customer service and they claim that they’re being shipped.

The previous day Geoff and I had put the window boards on so today I was “framing” the bay windows. That quickly turned out to be a problem as the Q12 boards were too big to fit in their space. The Q12 boards were 11″ long and the Q8 boards were each 2 3/8″ wide. So that’s a total of 15 3/4″ required, but the 3 sides of the H9 windows boards were 15 1/4″, 15″ and 16″, so only one of the three windows “fit”. So I decided that I’ll need to cut those Q12 boards to size, but I decided not to bother with that at this time. Again, I’m not counting that as a mistake for me because I don’t think there’s anything I could have done.

Final step for the day was putting on the rafters on the roof of the clubhouse. This was kind of tricky to do and required me to get an external ladder on the side in order to be able to access the bolts on the outside of the rafters.

Here’s a picture of that as well as you can see in the background the bay windows I was talking about earlier

Day 16 time: 1.5 hours
Total time: 29.0 hours
Mistakes made: 0 today (10 total)
Steps completed: 54-58 (out of 103)

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