What do you get when you mix a request from two little girls for a balance beam, me and the girls at work and school and Scott with Lowe’s? You get this:
You also get two very, happy, very active girls.
I don’t know how he does it. He had no direction from us what to do and we come home 8 hours later and it’s basically designed and built.
If you’d like to build one, Scott says you’re going to need:
- 2 8’ 4x4s (for the shorter posts on the right)
- 4 10’ 4x4s (for the balance beams and longer vertical posts on the let)
- 4 4×4 metal brackets (to hold up the balance beams)
- 2 1 1/4” 5’ PVC pipe (for the bars)
- 4 1/4” 6” lag bolts (to stabilize the balance beams)
He also noted the posts were set 2’ in the ground with no concrete.
And yes, I did get up there and do a flip on the shorter one. I certainly felt my age.
Back in 5th grade we had a bar on the playground. I remember flipping over and over and over, probably 60 times in a row. I’d go home with bruises on my hips and one time flew my nose right into the ground. Did you guys ever do that?
Our backyard is turning into a small amusement park, but I love that the girls will have so many memories of their dad building them stuff like this. Good times.