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Goat Climbing Structure 
(2023)

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Project Overview
My sister adopted two goats and requested that I make a climbing structure for them. With inspiration stemming from photos she sent on Pinterest, I began designing a structure.

My workplace at the time had many parts received in crates or on skids, so after asking permission I searched through the stacks for good quality parts that could be used as platforms. I found 2 large crate lids and 1 small skid, and my sister had a 4'x4' skid as well.

Using these existing parts, I sketched, then 3D modelled an A-frame with a swing in the middle and 3 platforms attached to it. I pre-cut the wood at the McMaster Student Workshop or at Home Depot, then transported it to my sisters house to assemble with family in a day.

Materials

  • 4"x4" beams

  • 2"x6" planks

  • 2"x4" planks

  • 2"x8" planks

  • 1.5" wood screw

  • 3/8" carriage bolts

  • 3 1/8" long structural screws

  • 4 small nut eyebolts

  • 2 large screw eyebolts

  • 1000lb rated chain

  • 1 skid from work

  • 1 existing skid

  • 2 crate lids from work

  • 4 reinforcing L angles

Machines Used

  • track saw

  • power drill

  • circular saw

3D Model

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Rough Sketch

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Construction Pictures

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