Customised Play & Climbing Frame With Monkey Bars
Climbing Frames and Monkey Bars were always projects which I was hoping to get to design for someone. They give a great opportunity to be creative and help to build something which can provide fun for all the family.
When I first started getting inquiries, I did a quick search online and realised that there were few, if any options in Ireland which would suit. Sure there are smaller timber frames within the country, usually with swings or a slide incorporated into them. But I couldn’t see any customisable options available, let alone heavy duty, durable frames which would last the test of time.
Garden Play Frame For All The Family
When Niall contacted me looking to build a monkey bar frame for the kids, which would include workout stations such as a pull-up bar and parallell bars for dips, I was delighted. His plan was to also include a slide, swing and trapeze also, meaning that there were a number of items on the frame which would keep everyone entertained.
Creating A Customised Monkey Bar Frame
Having already designed and created the original frame, the beauty of the fittings was that we could add additional tubes to it wherever Niall saw necessary. This would include additional rungs for the kids to climb up to the slide, along with keeping the monkey bar tubes closer together and thus adding more rungs. It would take very little time to cut and send a few more components, at minimal extra cost.
Play frame accessories such as swings and slides are easy enough to source also, with many stores such as Aldi now supplying a nest swing for the kids, while Lidl supplies hammocks because, well, you’ll need a rest after all that fun and exercise…
Create Your Own Home Monkey Bar System
As already mentioned, frames such as this can be completely customisable when using tube clamps. We can easily add in additonal bars, while bars within the frame can be moved up or down to suit the required height.
Moving The Monkey Bars To Suit All Ages
For Nialls frame, he wanted to have the option of being able to move the monkey bars up or down depending on the heights of his kids. This can quickly be achieved by loosening off the fittings at the 4 corners, sliding the monkey bar frame up or down, and then tightening it back up when in position. All fittings are tightened/loosened using just an allen key.