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No rest for the wicked at Casa de Tantumblogo July 20, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, blogfoolery, Domestic Church, family, fun, General Catholic, non squitur.

Bit of a non sequitur personal post. You may wonder what I do on weekends.  Lately, I build things for my kids. In addition to a chicken coop and rabbit hutch, I’ve been working on this fort for the last 6 weeks or so:






For the statisticians – 6′ wide x 6.5′ long x 12.5′ tall. All pressure treated pine construction.  Frame of 4x4s and 2x6s.  Made from scratch, no plans. Decided against a swingset, for reasons I can’t recall.  It’s mostly done now save for closing in the open ends on each side and a few other details.  The kids seem to like it.  They plan on turning it into a private clubhouse.  They may even sleep out there when it stops being 100 degrees.

No TV can be a boon to productivity.  We had a birthday party Saturday and it was a hit with the 4-10 year old boy crowd.

That made me pretty happy.



1. Margaret Costello - July 20, 2015

F.U.N.! Awesome fort:+) On behalf of the kid in all of us, thank you:+) God bless~

Baseballmom - July 20, 2015

Amen 😀

2. pablothemexican - July 21, 2015

That slide for making a hasty retreat for when the Jewish Freemasons show up is a nice touch.

3. Ever mindful - July 21, 2015

Takes a carpenter to appreciate the Carpenter

4. Jeremy Franklin - July 21, 2015

Awesome job!!. My 6 kids are all under 8 and would love something like that. I just may have to do the same. Pax

Tantumblogo - July 21, 2015

Hey if you do talk to me I had no plans but I think I came up with a pretty simple way to construct the frame. It’s just a set of three boxes, basically, attached to the posts. So I could build the bottom deck out and much of the mid-deck (“2nd floor”) beforehand, and then run the posts through the mid-deck and heave it into place on the bottom deck. I think it saved a fair amount of time, but did require 3 big men to lift into place (wish it had been four, it was two on the other side and one (me) on mine).

One mistake I made: I used lag screws to join the frame to the posts. I should have used carriage bolts. They tighten more than screws.

5. Agellius - July 21, 2015

Nice. With treated wood that should last for 50 years.

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