After looking online at the large playgrounds and seeing how much manzanita wood costs I decided to build my own gym.
Its the first time I've ever tried anything like this so I'm pretty pleased. To add color to the dowels I used bird safe cake icing that I mixed with alcohol as the alcohol sterilizes the wood as it dries. I was really pleased how well the colors came out and walmart has the dyes for a really reasonable price.
I wanted different ways to get to each level so I have a normal ladder, a spiral staircase and lastly a rope ladder, of course Gizmo cheats and uses her cage but I don't mind.
The top level is still awaiting me going to buy some more dowel so I can hang the ladder thats on the 3rd level. I also need to complete a basketball hoop that my husband insisted we have. The wood I covered with floor tiles as I didn't want the hassle of trying to clean poop out of porous wood.
I still have a boat load of toys that need to arrive so I can finish but at least I got my steel eyes so I can hang what I already had.
Nikki is the one who encouraged me to have a go so thanks Nikki and you guys wont believe the cool playgym she has also built.