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Review: Lots of possibilities and very happy with this backyard fort.

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There were a couple of places where the directions weren’t just exact but nothing that kept it from turning out great. Here’s a photo of it under construction and one as a finished project. Just over $300 in materials, not bad at all and plenty of room to expand, add a deck, store toys underneath or put in a sandbox, etc. Plus its portable if you want it to be and can be moved if you think the grass needs a rest in a certain area. It is not in the pictures but we did put poles in the ground and secured the fort to them, the wind gets pretty ridiculous sometimes. Later we are thinking about attaching it to a tree with environmentally friendly bolts so that when the kids a re a little older they can go up in to a tree house from the fort. Lots of possibilities.

L-Shaped Doghouse

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Nice big and unique house for your dog our dogs. Carpentry instructions to build an L-shaped doghouse with two doorways entering from ninety degrees. Its dimensions are 6x6x5, sitting on a deck that is six inches off the ground. The doorways are 1’6” x 2’0”. It is built with siding and trim along the corners.

This doghouse is estimated to cost around $400 dollars depending on the lumber purchased.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUX4GPF

Print ($9.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1542999057

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Fort, dog and coop Guidebooks in DIY

http://www.amazon.com/Ronald-Rex/e/B00J7HYKD0/

Guidebooks for the intermediate or professional carpenter.  Several designs for forts, dog houses and a chicken coop.

Ronald Rex is a professional designers and carpenter, experienced in things scenic and carpentry.

Available on nook and amazon; and on Paperback!

Fortfrontsmll
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-simplest-fort-ronald-rex/1115085454

shotgun2
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shotgun-fort-ronald-rex/1115085476

fortrusticsmll
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rustic-fort-ronald-rex/1116523605

Familypacksm
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/family-pack-ronald-rex/1118408288

dogpacksm
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dog-pack-ronald-rex/1119074562

doghousesm
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dog-house-ronald-rex/1117524681

CoopCoverlrge
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chicken-coop-ronald-rex/1117261985

Piratecover
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pirate-ship-ronald-rex/1121009068

twotier
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/two-tier-fort-ronald-rex/1120949632

Chickenbox
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chicken-coop-w-sliding-shelves-ronald-rex/1121680408

zigzagfort

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zig-zag-fort-ronald-rex/1122595772

Fortfrontsmll
http://www.amazon.com/The-Simplest-Fort-ebook/dp/B00BEOA2R2

shotgun2
http://www.amazon.com/Shotgun-Fort-ebook/dp/B00BRA3K2M

doghousesm
http://www.amazon.com/Dog-House-Fort-Guidebook-ebook/dp/B00E4D43OI/

fortrusticsmll
http://www.amazon.com/Rustic-Fort-Guidebook-ebook/dp/B00DON7LFM

Familypacksm
http://www.amazon.com/Family-Pack-Household-Carpentry-ebook/dp/B00EZCQTT0/

CoopCoverlrge
http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Coop-Fort-Guidebook-Ronald-ebook/dp/B00GA8HGXU

dogpacksm
http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Pack-Carpentry-Projects-Guidebook-ebook/dp/B00GU1JM3Y

Piratecover
http://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Ship-Fort-Guidebook-Ronald-ebook/dp/B00IDU6K44/

twotier
http://www.amazon.com/Two-Tier-Fort-Guidebook-Book-ebook/dp/B00R8U35H0

Chickenbox
http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Coop-Sliding-Shelves-Guidebook-ebook/dp/B00VL8NIWC/

zigzagfort

http://www.amazon.com/Zig-Zag-Fort-Guidebook-Book-12-ebook/dp/B014ON9DCE/

civilwartop

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Fort-Guidebook-Book-ebook/dp/B00YL5FEUG/

Paperbacks:

Fortfrontsmll
http://www.amazon.com/Simplest-Fort-Ronald-Rex/dp/1484089405

shotgun2
http://www.amazon.com/Shotgun-Fort-Ronald-Rex/dp/1492776440

fortrusticsmll
http://www.amazon.com/Rustic-Fort-Guidebook-Ronald-Rex/dp/1492358622

Familypacksm
http://www.amazon.com/Family-Pack-Household-Carpentry-Projects/dp/1494256169

dogpacksm
http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Pack-Carpentry-Projects-Guidebook/dp/1505658330

doghousesm
http://www.amazon.com/Dog-House-Fort-Guidebook-Ronald/dp/1493732994

CoopCoverlrge
http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Coop-Fort-Guidebook-Volume/dp/1493790412/

Piratecover
http://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Ship-Fort-Guidebook-8/dp/1506132375

twotier
http://www.amazon.com/Two-Tier-Fort-Guidebook/dp/1508835780

Chickenbox
http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Coop-Sliding-Shelves-Guidebook/dp/1511618957

zigzagfort

http://www.amazon.com/Zig-Zag-Fort-Guidebook-12/dp/1517134218/

civilwartop

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Fort-Guidebook-11/dp/1517625653/

Dog Pack: carpentry for the dogs

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Got lots of dogs? A big dog? Just love dogs… well this is the package of carpentry projects for you.

A package of diy instructions on building a 4×4 doghouse, whelping box, dog stairs and dog food bowl bench.

Ronald is an accomplished master carpenter and designer. All of these projects have been constructed, designed and illustrated.

Amazon: Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Pack-Carpentry-Projects-Guidebook-ebook/dp/B00GU1JM3Y

Barnes n Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dog-pack-ronald-rex/1119074562

 

Buy on paperback ($9.99): http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Pack-Carpentry-Projects-Guidebook/dp/1505658330

The Basic Fort

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Build a basic and cheap fort for your backyard.

These instructions are a guide to build a 6×6 fort that is roughly ten feet tall. It has a ladder leading into the Deck area. The Deck is four feet from the ground and the roof is four feet from the deck.

It has an option for a sandbox at the bottom.

Cost: The price for the materials to build this project would be dependent upon what material that you purchase. Some lumber is more expensive than others. However, the original structure was created with standard pine so the general cost would be around $200, which would include hardware.

Time: I am not going to waste your time to estimate how long it will take you to assemble this fort. Every person has a different speed and it depends on your tools and expertise, obviously. As well as how much free time that is available to you.
Theoretically, it could be completed in one day. Also theoretically, it could take you a week. If you hire some of the contractors that I’ve heard complained about, it could take them a whole year.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fort-Guidebook-Book-14-ebook/dp/B01J4MGSI2

Barnes N Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-basic-fort-ronald-rex/1124197983

You can find more DIY carpentry books here, http://www.amazon.com/Ronald-Rex/e/B00J7HYKD0/

 

Sandbox Fort

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These instructions are a guide to build a 8×8 fort that is roughly ten feet tall.  4 foot open area is centered around a square walkway to enter the sandbox on the ground level.  Ladders lead into the housing area and sandbox.  The housing area is four feet from the ground and the roof starts four feet from the deck

Cost:  The price for the materials to build this project would be dependent upon what material that you purchase.  Some lumber is more expensive than others.  However, the original structure was created with standard pine so the general cost would be around $400, which would include hardware.

Time:  I am not going to waste your time to estimate how long it will take you to assemble this fort.  Every person has a different speed and it depends on your tools and expertise, obviously.  As well as how much free time that is available to you.
Theoretically, it could be completed in one day.  Also theoretically, it could take you a week.  If you hire some of the contractors that I’ve heard complained about, it could take them a whole year.

For Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Sandbox-Fort-Guidebook-Book-13-ebook/dp/B01I115PCM

Barnes n Noble: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sandbox-fort-ronald-rex/1124068619

In Print ($9.99): https://www.amazon.com/Sandbox-Fort-Guidebook-13/dp/1535135018/

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General Rules about which size screws and in what direction

Sometimes there is some confusion about which size screws to choose from.  Typically, you have 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 5/8”, 2”, 2 ½” and 3” screws.

What Direction?

First, you should know what boards are being screwed together and in what direction.  Makes sense.

Always screw through the lesser board into the greater board.  In other words, screw through the thinner width to connect the thicker board.  For example, if you were to screw a 1×4 into a 2×4, you should screw through the 1×4 to enter into the 2×4.

This is not only structural, but very smart.

What Size?

If you are screwing into a 2×4, then you want to use 3” screws.

In this case, the 3” screw goes through the 2×4 on the 2” side (or more precisely, the 1 ½” side.)

If you want to screw together two 1×4 boards, then you use a 1 58” screws.   In this case, the 1 5/8” screw goes through the 1×4 on the 1” side (or more precisely, the ¾” side.)

A carpenter should always choose a screw that is at least twice the width of the board.  3” screws should be used to connect 2x4s and 2x6s.   1 5/8” screws should be used to connect 1x4s and 1x6s.  1 ¼” screws should be used to screw through something that is ½” thick.  1” screws should be used to connect anything less than that.

And as always, make sure the screw is not too long so that it pokes out from the back.  A pointy screw would be unsafe to precious hands.  It would have to be grinded off, which would make the screw useless in the long run and will also reduce your structural integrity for whatever project.

But you also don’t want to use a screw that is too terribly long.  If you use a 3” screw to attach a ½” board to a 2×4, the smooth head will be the only part holding the ½” board together.

Look at a 3” screw.  There is a long portion of it that is smooth and has no threads towards the screw’s head.

You don’t want that.  You want those threads to be a part of keeping the boards tight.  So choose something smaller.

I certainly hope this helps.  Keep building!