Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Huntington Beach, California
OK, you have to think.
Whatever you chose it has to be relatively impervious to weather. And UV is a killer for almost everything.
My parents bought a play set for me that was all wood out of necessity. I got it about the end of the war. Metal for non-essential usage was unavailable. The slide was made from four or five Ό inch by 3 or 4 inch slats and probably 10 feet long. These were attached to a form that is best called joists with side rails that were 2 x 3s. The slats were unfinished and something that looked like clear maple. A few times a year, I would wax the slide by sliding with wax paper under my butt.
This was in Brooklyn and outdoors all year. To my recollection, the set was used by myself and a younger brother for about 10 years.
In furniture 1/32" is a Grand Canyon