DIY Kids Seesaw on the Cheap!

The seesaw is like a dinosaur: the extinct relic of the playground, still held in awe by kids the world over. No longer available to the public in its original form, the original seesaw is the perfect DIY project. My older daughter had been asking for one for a couple of years, and after finding the plans on Ana White’s website I was able to build one cheaply for about $50 in wood and screws. This was the perfect weekend project, and I was able to use up some leftover paint and fabric to create this nice addition to our yard.

Check out my blog post about this seesaw here:

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Douglas Fir
Finish Used
Behr exterior flat paints.
Recommended Skill Level


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