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Slide for a preschooler's playroom has a 47" long hardboard ramp between curved, laminated sides. Four steps lead to the top of the slide which is about 26" above the floor. Laminated oak strips form handrails on each side.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 64

Photo shows how to make a sandbox and slide. Slide unit is hinged to cover the sandbox. unit is 4x5 ft. and built from redwood. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 53

Playroom slide made from hardboard, particle board, 2x4 and 2x2 lumber. Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 39, 64

Backyard slide that folds up for easy storage. The ladder is 78" tall. The slide is 96" long. Slide is covered with plastic laminate. Est. cost: $65.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1980 (v.3#9) pg. 49

Toddler's slide and playhouse combination. Est. cost: $25.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1982 (v.6#2) pg. 20

Two playground toys. (1) Bantam backhoe. Levers and rods let a child actually dig into soft earth or sand. (2) Three-way toy is a slide, tunnel or rocking chair.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 118

Indoor climbing frame and slide for toddlers to 3-year-olds is built from 2x4s, plywood and Masonite.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #102 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 57

Indoor slide for a child is made from a single 4x8-foot sheet of 1/4" thick hardboard and some scrap wood. Est. cost: $25.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1982 (v.3#7) pg. 98

Children's slide doubles as a firewood storage rack.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1982 (v.221#1) pg. 98

Indoor slide and toy storage unit for a child is made from 1 sheet of plywood. Winner in PS/APA contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 86

(1) Backyard "race track" for a young tricyclist. (2) A detachable slide lifts off its base when it's time to mow the lawn.
SUNSET Apr 1983 (v.170#4) pg. 150

How to make a combination teeter-totter and slide. Can be used inside or out. With curved side down it is a teeter-totter. With curved side up, it becomes a slide with a ladder. Built from 3/4" plywood. Unit is 48" long, 18" wide and 18" high.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 68

Playhouse is shaped like a giant shoe. The sloping front of the shoe is a slide.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 22

Dinosaur slide is made of plywood and pressure-treated pine. The 48" high ladder leads to a platform (28"x21") bordered by the dinosaur's head. Slide goes down the "back".
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1996 (v.52#3) pg. 26