Bringing the funhouse slide home... without the splinters?
July 17, 2006 12:26 PM Subscribe
I want to build the ultimate indoor slide [for kids, not adults]... help me plan it out.
posted by rubberfish to home & garden (12 answers total)
We're getting new neighbors. They have three kids and want me to design an indoor slide for them to use in a wide stairway. At this point, we're beyond the "Are you freakin' crazy? How safe can that be?" questions, and onto the "How will this work best?" questions. All the online resources I can find are for pre-made, plastic, outdoor, composite-type slides that fit other kits. This is what we are NOT looking for. We want it to fit into the general feel of a 75-year-old craftsman-bungalow-esque house. We want this to be the ultimate kid item to help a 6-, a 4-, and a 2-year-old embrace this new house!
So, I'm hoping the hive mind can contribute to the following: materials to use / design ideas / permanent vs convertible / kewl extras / what-to-watch-out-fors. I've designed and built custom furniture before [that's how i got roped into this] but this project isn't your average piece of carpentry.
The stairs are about 5 feet wide, 7 inches tall, and 11 inches deep [rough]. Wooden staircase. 17 total stairs.
Where do i go from here?