DIY Ana White Teeter Totter/ Seesaw From Scrap Wood

When it’s -6 degrees outside, all you want to do is think about warmer weather. I was looking through some old pictures and stumbled across the pictures I took of the kids new Teeter Totter. I loved making this and wanted to share it with you.

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In the summer of 2012 I was looking for a fun weekend project for my son and I to do together. I had recently found a website that had FREE woodworking plans by Ana White. I LOVE everything she builds!! My son picked the Birthday SeeSaw Plan.

The supplies I needed were:

2 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long (I used pressure treated so it would last longer outside)

2 – 2×6 @ 8 feet long (I used scrap wood I had for these)

1 – 10” 5/8” bolt with nut and four washers (I found these at Rural King, they sell them by the pound)

1 – 1×8 @ 3 feet long for the seat (I used scrap wood again)

1 – 24” 1” dowel or closet rod (I used a PVC pipe scrap I had)

3″ Wood Screws (also bought at Rural King)

Foam for the seats (I bought a piece of 14″ x 18″ foam at Wal-Mart and cut it in half)

Outdoor Fabric for seats (I had some scraps from some cushions I had made)

My total costs for this project were less than $15 because I had most of the materials.

Once all the pieces were cut the building went pretty smoothly. We finished it all in 1 day. I probably could have worked quicker but someone very little and unexperienced wanted to do all the drilling and screwing 🙂 The directions were very easy to follow and I would recommend checking out the other plans Ana White has available too, when you are done with this project.

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The weather was beautiful that day.

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She did NOT lose her teeth riding the Seesaw 🙂

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This is the cheapest and most used outdoor toy I have ever made for my kids. I built it almost 3 years ago and they still play with it.

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We even had my neighbors help me test its strength and weight limit. My husband would kill me if he knew I posted this picture, hehe. I think the whole neighborhood has road on the seesaw…not always at once 🙂

Built with ❤

Sherrana

Needles & Nails

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