Build: diy big kids seesaw
Build your own backyard seesaw for big kids. I used Ana White’s plans here and modified for a heftier teeter totter that holds big kids and adults too.
The center support post is 30″h (versus 24″ in Ana’s plans) and the long seat support is made from 2×6’s (versus 2×4’s in Ana’s plans). The seat itself is scrap 2×8’s.
It’s great to see my kids trying to figure out how to balance the weight while getting on and off – a little challenge during play is always good.
The seesaw gets used every day and so far no injuries!
How to build a big kids seesaw:
1. Follow Ana’s plans here for wood cuts and construction steps.
2. I used all 2×6 material except the seat portion which is 2×8 scraps.
3. Sealed with 3 coats Minwax Helmsman exterior grade clear satin poly.
4. Use a 3/4″ spade bit to make holes for center bolt.
Use at your own risk.