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Monkey Bar Add-on


Designed in my backyard, this monkey bar add-on will be the pathway for your kids to swing through an overgrown jungle or over the deepest ravine on a distant planet. In addition to reaching new heights, this fort add-on feature will help your child develop confidence, coordination, and physical agility. Plans are designed to fit the Endeavor, Apollo, Triton, and Gemini. While the dimensions may not fit your particular fort, with minor modifications, they will fit most structures with 4"x 4" corner post. These plans will give you the information you need to build a great add-on to your existing play structure. All recommended hardware is heavy duty 1/2" and 3/8" hardware for added durability, strength, and peace of mind.




My Do-it-Yourself Monkey Bar Plans

Do Not Include Lumber, Rungs, or Hardware.


Most materials can be found at most home improvement stores. Powder coated monkey bar rungs and hand grips are available at Backyardfunandleisure.com. Any type of wood can be used. Check with your local lumber professional for types appropriate to your climate. Lumber cost will vary depending on the wood you choose. Material cost should be $75-150. Approximate build time 4-6 hours.


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Monkey Bar plans are included with all fort plan orders and are offered in PDF format.  They're sold exclusively through www.backyardfunandleisure.com. Plans are not available from Jacksbackyard.com.


There are several options on the internet for do-it-yourself plans. As a consumer be aware of what you buy. Most are from well known companies that teach you how to make safe playset add-ons. These professional companies utilize information taken from the Consumer Product Safety Commission Playground Safety Handbook. While it's geared mainly to commercial equipment, it does have  recommended guidelines for a safe playground for residential use.

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Home made systems, although designed with the best intentions, are made with entrapment areas, exposed bolts, inferior hardware, or are just plain under engineered. All of my designs voluntarily meet or exceed all safety standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the CPSC.


Playground Equipment Features and Benefits

My play systems are not only great looking and loads of fun, they're just the ticket for the novice carpenter! I've refined my specs for maximum wood usage, you'll find there is very little waste. I've included safety information, wood list, hardware list, detailed drawings, color pictures, and text information.



They carry a full line of playset parts, canopy tops, swing set accessories, playground equipment for parks, churches, and schools. In addition, they offer a variety of quality wood playsets made by popular manufacturers. Buy a new swingset, have it delivered, install it and enjoy. Click here for more information


Backyardfunandleisure.com offers  an assortment of porch swings, greenhouses, sports grills, boats, kayaks, outdoor furniture, outdoor lighting, and more.



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