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    yeah you can get elevation kits, and a slide ...

    but if you have room in the backyard, its better to have them on the ground to be honest. Kids tend to jump otherwise ... and many broken arms have come from jumping (or being pushed) from the cubby

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatiesMum View Post
    yeah you can get elevation kits, and a slide ...

    but if you have room in the backyard, its better to have them on the ground to be honest. Kids tend to jump otherwise ... and many broken arms have come from jumping (or being pushed) from the cubby
    So true!

    I like the Bunnings ones with the sandpit underneath and the rock wall on one side.

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    My husband isnt a carpenter or anything, he made ours from scratch just by watching youtube videos lol.

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    We bought ours from Costco and it is two stories with a tunnel slide, swings off the side, rock wall etc. DF had priced it elsewhere for over $2000, but we paid around $1400. It seems extravagant but we don't but many toys - prefer to have just a few good quality things. DF is very handy and could've made one but by the time we priced everything and thought about the tie involved I was actually cheaper to by it from costco

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    We went with a Queenslander from Cubbycraft in WA. It was expensive, and is huge, but great for our kids on our rural property. I cannot recommend them however, and would suggest getting a builder to build the cubby of your dreams.
    the reasons I cannot recommend are twofold.
    1) Low grade wood, with lots of knots, splits etc
    2) poor customer service. We were charged, and paid, for delivery to our door, and were 'guaranteed' pre Christmas delivery no later than 18 December, enabling a builder to construct it for us whilst we ere away so it could be a surprise for Christmas. As it turns out delivery was going to be the week after Christmas (sitting at trucking depot in Melbourne) and the builder would then be unavailable. Cubbycraft owner was blasé and completely unsympathetic to our dilemma and to his 'guarantee', and he suggested it didn't matter if it wasn't there for Christmas - poor form given we paid them well over $4000 for the kids Christmas present! Eventually we paid to have the order privately collected from the trucking depot in Melbourne so that we could get it before Christmas. Cubbycraft have since ignored correspondence and have failed to offer us a refund of the difference in freight (we were charged $550 door to door, but they only did WA to Melb which costs about $200 as advised by the freight company).
    In the end we paid over $5500 (holy cow) for the cubby, two lots of freight and for a builder to build it for us. From the quality of the timber, despite being painted with Weathersheild, I think this won't last another 1-2 years we've had it 12 months now.

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    This was our boys Christmas present made by their grandparents it cost around $1600 and they play in it all the time. Going to buy a slide for it later in the year

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    Two years on and my prediction was right. Our super expensive Cubbykraft cubby has been a fizzer. The wood has rotten and much of it will need replacing to remain safe, or to make it safe. The cubby was painted with Weathersheild immediately upon completion, however even that wansnt sufficient given the poor quality seconds timber (it was clearly stamped as seconds, so they cannot dispute that).
    All that being said, the kids play on and under it all the time. They are now 6, 4 and 18mo. When the weather cools down I will do some reconstruction to replace the rotten timber and to reinforce the cracked and warped pieces.


 

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