So, I looked at a couple of plans, but the nagging thought in the back of my mind was my neighbor Brett who is one of our team members and is six foot something significant and probably weighs at least 220 lbs. Anything I built would have to be able to withstand the possibility of him running at it full speed and hurling himself over it. So, we needed a substantial base and a good amount of weight.
|This should withstand Brett or Brett-like individuals.|
6 - 8 ft. 4x6 (two cut in half, two cut in half with 45 degree cuts on each end)
10 - 8 ft 2x10
4 - 8 ft. 2x6
1 - 8 ft 2x4
We dug some trenches and filled them with crushed stone to give it a solid base. We also left the top two boards off the top until we learn to climb over this height somewhat proficiently. This was a 7 hour project total including the clearing, digging, and root removal. I would not recommend doing this without a dad or similar person who has both engineering confidence and old man strength.