DIY Modern Foldable Climbing Triangle Plans

DIY Modern Foldable Climbing Triangle Plans



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This is a listing for a set of digital plans and instructions to build a foldable climbing triangle. No physical product will be shipped.

I designed this triangle because I wanted to build one for my daughter but couldn't seem to find anything existing that I liked the look of. The triangle is fairly simple but I think the key distinguishing feature is the simple and elegant hinge design, it it can be opened or closed quickly without any fasteners or tools.

I have built many of these for friends and family and had nothing but positive feedback, so I am sharing this design for others to enjoy.

After purchasing you will have instant access (after payment processing) to download:
• PDF plan (metric dimensions)
• A3 tiled PDF plan (can also be printed on 11x17 in sheets)
• Build instructions and notes
• 3D CAD model (.STEP file)
• DXF drawing file of the legs.

I will also provide links to a detailed blog post and Youtube video showing myself building a triangle.

The finished triangle is 650 mm tall and 608 mm wide. Although the width can easily be varied by cutting the dowels to a different length. The pictured triangle was an early prototype and the final drawings are slightly different but the changes are minor.

Materials you will need:
• Plywood (approx. 18mm thick or 3/4")
• Dowel (approx. 28 mm diameter or 1")
• Screws (8 gauge, around 40 mm long, preferably with large diameter head)

Tools you will need (recommended):
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Compass or circle template
• Angle protractor
• Drill with forstner bit that matches the diameter of your dowel.
• Jigsaw
• Router with 1/4" round over bit
• Sandpaper or power sander

These plans are for personal use only, please contact me directly if you are interested in a commercial license.

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18 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Carley Size 19 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I bought the plans to build my daughter a pikler triangle, pretty easy to follow, I switched up a few tools to accommodate what I had on hand, I used the handheld circular saw, handheld jigsaw, handheld sander and power drill, and I could build it just fine :) definitely recommend these plans! Probably easier to read if you do construction often, I don’t, but I still figured it out! :)

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Cameron Hunter 27 Jul, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The plans were easy enough to follow and the YouTube video helped a lot. I converted the plans to SVG and modified them to add more rungs making the climbing frame taller. I see a few other people have done that too.

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Alex Vermeulen 17 Nov, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I bought these plans recently to make a pikler for my sons Christmas present. I like the clean design and being able to print them out to mark them up on the wood accurately helped a lot. I made it out of solid oak, cut with a jig saw and rounded the corners with a 1/4” round over bit as suggested. I also countersunk all the screw and plan to fill the holes with matching wood plugs. It turned out well for my first one. Two small suggestions for improvement: include the centre point for the radius for the notch on the plans and make include a tiled file to print on a regular 8.5x11 printer.

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Eytan Irwin 03 Feb, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Great design. No additional hardware required to open & close. Clear instructions. I used a jigsaw, drill press & router; worked out great.

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