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Displayed below are some step by step demonstration photos and instructions to assist in assembling your JPS04 Cubby Fort Model.
After viewing this, please read the instructions that were included in your fort package prior to assembling so you have as much information as possible to start constructing your fort.
PLEASE NOTE: Accuracy is very important! This is a two person task.
FORT MUST BE ASSEMBLED ONTO A COMPLETELY FLAT LEVEL SURFACE
STEP ONE: Assemble the front end
Assemble on a flat level surface.
Take the two front beams and add the brackets in place on the longest point on top as shown in photos below. 4 brackets on one, and 2 brackets on the other.
Place the two top beams together and secure. Place the two 630mm side beams and connect the brackets as shown in photos below.
Now position the middle 930mm beam and screw in place as shown below. Lay the assembled front into position where you are going to place the fort.
STEP TWO - Assembling the back wall - 75mm screws
Place the 3 pole holder jigs and lay 2 of the 2370mm logs as shown in the pic below.
Place the back panel with the timber block facing downwards and positioned in the middle of the logs as shown below. Using your 30ml spacer, line up the panel starting at the bottom left, making sure it is flush with the bottom of the pole (using the 75ml screws, screw in place), square up top left (screw in place) then screw in the middle left screws. Repeat this step with the right side.
Using your tape measure, measure from the bottom up 2200mm and mark the pole. Repeat on the other pole.
From the top of the pole on the side, measure in from the side 120mm and mark as shown in the pic below. Repeat on the other pole (this will be useful when assembling)
Place the bottom of the top facing panel onto the 2200mm mark, use the 30ml spacer on each side to centre. Start with the bottom left hole and screw in place. Line up evenly and screw the right bottom hole, then top holes. The back wall is now complete. Move assembled wall into a safe position out of the way where it cannot fall.
STEP THREE - Assembling the front wall - 100mm + 75mm screws
Repeat the steps shown in step two, only measure up 1200mm and mark, and again at 2200mm and mark. Place one of the rectangle structure beams, with the top of the beam on the 1200mm mark, square up making sure it is flush with the outside of the pole and screw in place using the 100mm screws. Repeat on the other side. Add the top facing panel (bottom) sitting at the 2200mm mark and repeat the same steps to secure to poles. Secure one side only and measure diagonally as shown in bottom photo and make sure it is even both side prior to screwing down the other side.
STEP FOUR - Adding the back and front walls to the assembled front end - 100mm screws
With help, stand the assembled back wall into position as shown in the photo below. Square up evenly and add one screw only on each side.
Using the 1mtr spacer to check, place the assembled front panel into position as shown below and screw in place. Make sure all is square.
STEP FIVE - Adding the two rectangle structure beams - 100mm screws
Place the beam on the inside of the poles at the side making sure it is flush with the back wall panel and screw one screw in place. Square up and screw in once screw at the other side. Check square prior to adding the other screws. Repeat on the oposite side with the other rectangle structure beam.
STEP SIX - Adding the floor - 75mm screws
Place floor into postion where slide and climb wall are meant to face. Measure all sides to make sure even on opposite sides. Prior to screwing down in place, now is the time to make sure the fort is completely level.
STEP SEVEN - Assembling the middle pye piece - 75mm screws
Place the 2000mm pole and both 1270mm poles into a pye position with the longest pole on top.
Measure in the the end of the top pole on the side 400mm and mark. Place 1270mm pole where mark is and square up evenly.
Place the triangle panel on top of the two poles, square off with the pye spacer as shown in the two photos below and screw down one screw at the top of the triangle into the top pole, make sure all is flush and screw in another screw at the bottom of the triangle into the bottom pole.
Finish adding screws in the remaining holes. Use the 1mtr spacer in between the poles to match up evening and repeat the process with the triangle on the other pole.
Flip the partially assemble pye piece and repeat the same process on the other side. Once complete, the pye piece should look like this (see photo below).
Stand the assembled pye piece next to the fort and jump up onto the floor. Lift the pye peice up and postion it on top of the top facing panels where the dip is to sit the poles making sure the two poles sit on the floor panel.
Fastening the assembled pye piece. Using the 447mm to position the middle pole, and the straight edge of one of the pole holders to make flush with outside poles as shown in photo below, position the upright pye pole centre on the floor. Hold in place and screw from inside the cubby up into the pre-drilled hole of the floor up into the bottom of the pole. Repeat this step for the other pole on the pye piece.
STEP EIGHT - Adding the roof structure panels & short middle poles - 100mm screws
Place the pole holder jig at the top of the poles to space evenly. Have someone hold the jig so it doesn't fall. Add the timber with the bottom sitting on the 120mm mark (previously drawn) and screw in place. Repeat this step on the opposite side.
Place the pole, centre behind the top timber, (use the 447mm spacer to centre evenly). First: screw in place up through the pre-drilled hole in the floor, up into the centre of the pole. Second: Add 100mm screws to the centre pre-drilled holes on the timber top into the pole to fully secure. Repeat on the opposite side.
STEP NINE - Adding the safety rails - 75mm screws
Using the 1mtr and 447mm spacers to get the correct height for the rail, sit both spacers upright as shown in photos below, then place the double rail ontop and judge the centre within the poles. Screw in place where the pre-drilled holes are to secure rail. Repeat this process with the other three single rails.
STEP TEN - Adding the front bow poles and panels - 100mm + 75mm screws
Start with adding the middle pole at the front. Place the pole into position and screw in from behind in the front of the bow as shown in photo below. Repeat steps with other two smaller front deck poles.
Place the floor into position and screw in place - 75mm screws
Add the front deck facing panels 75mm screws - Use spacers sitting upright to get the correct height, centre the panel in between the poles evenly and screw in place as shown below. Repeat on the other side.
Adding the side facing rails - 75mm screws
Place the pole holder jig as displayed below. Use the 1mtr spacer and the 447mm spacer sitting upright to get the correct height required. Place the side facing panels sitting on top, centre evenly and screw in place. Repeat on the other side.
Add the ship wheel support timber - Using the 447mm spacer, sit upright as shown below, mark and place the timber support on top and screw in place, repeat on the other side using the spacer. Install the ship wheel onto the timber.
STEP ELEVEN - Adding the roof panels - small roof screws
Place the roof panels into position on top of the middle and side poles, centre both panels evenly and screw down into the pre-drilled holes to secure. The timber panels underneath sit in between the poles as shown in photos below.
Adding the climb wall support timber and climb wall - small screws
Place the climb wall timber support under the floor panel where the climb wall is to go. Centre and measure an 18mm gap from the front and screw in place (the gap is left so the climb wall can sit under the floor panel). Add the climb wall into position, centre and screw in place.
STEP TWELVE - Adding the side and front walls - 75mm screws
Using the 447mm spacer, from inside the cubby, sit flat onto the base of the fort and place the window panel on top to get the correct height. Centre evenly with the 30mm spacer on the sides and screw in place. Repeat this step with the other side door wall as shown below.
Position the ladder at the back and screw in place.
Adding the front door wall - 75mm screws
With help, use the 447mm spacer at the top of the wall to get correct spacing, centre the panel evenly and screw in place.
STEP THIRTEEN - Installing the eye bolt for the rope - 12mm spade bit
Pole that is overhanging the front door. Mark in 100mm from the end of the pole underneath and drill up through the log to create the hole for the eyebolt. Use safety glasses to prevent any small timber pieces falling into your eyes. See photos below.
Insert the eyebolt and using a spanner to hold the top while twisting the bottom to screw in place. Add the black cover on top of the the bolt. Attach the rope.
STEP FOURTEEN - Add accessories
Add all accessories where applicable. Use the block provided for the telescope. Place top of slide onto the floor and screw in place to secure.
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