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Old 02-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Scored swingset for kids... need shade!

Backyard DIY geeks unite! Weather here in Nola is awesome right now... but apparently it gets hot. I haven't confirmed this, but I'm gonna plan ahead.

So I want to cover the entire swingset in some shade. I can use the fence to anchor to but don't want to put down any other posts, and the house is too far away and covered in siding that I can't anchor through. I'd also like it to come down easy for storms.

I thought about getting a sail-shade and fabbing up a framework out of aluminum poles to keep it simple, but then I'd need to to actually take the shade off the frame to store it. I may end up doing that anyways, just wanted to know if anybody here had another idea.

Here it is... anybody have any ideas.


This guy has the right idea... just want something with more coverage:


This is good too:
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Hey is that a flexible flyer brand set? my wife made me buy one of the cheaper sets for our girls birthday. Wondered what you thought about the quality, ours hasn't showed up yet. Almost looks like chinese quality but made in usa.
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Yup, Flexible Flyer. Scored for $100 on CL... $250 at Walmart. Its so new there isn't any rust anywhere. Of quality, there is no way any kid under the age of ten could invent a way to hurt this thing.
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4x4 posts 2x4 frame, mesh tarp from harbor freight, done.
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-ft-x...lin-93625.html
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just know that whatever structure you put up is going to be viewed as an extension of the jungle gym
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