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Shinny Log (for decks)

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Brand: Natural Playgrounds Company
Toxicity: child friendly wood preservative
Age Appropriateness: 6-15 years

Remember the old days, when you went for a walk in the woods, found a tree leaning against another, and shinnied up it until you couldn’t go any further?

Our Shinny Log is just that: a real Northern hardwood log for your Natural Playground, and made for kids to shinny up!!!

What better way to get children in touch with nature: they have to hug the tree and straddle it with their legs, so they’re completely embracing the tree, with its real bark, real texture, smells that are fabulous, and then use their arms and legs in a coordinated way to work their way up the tree.

This different kind of log climb is a great climbing, upper body strength exercise for children and young adults. Heck, it’s great for adults, too!

The Shinny Log for a 5’ deck is 12’ long (14’ for a 6’ deck), with one end resting on the ground, the top end fitted with a plate that attaches to the deck. If you don’t have a deck, yet want the kids to have the experience, we can mount the top end to a post which will vary in height depending on the age of the child. Regardless, a fall zone 6’ around it is required by the playground safety guidelines.

During the season when the bark is “tight,” we will probably make the decision to keep it on. However, should it arrive on your premises without bark, it’s because It was cut during the “loose bark” season, and therefore subject to shipping damage.