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Today's play area, tomorrow's satellite deck.

Obsolescence goes with the territory when you're building play structures. Depending on the ages of your children and the adaptability of the design, you're lucky if you get two or three good years before the youngsters outgrow what you've created. Nancy and Mark Howell kept the inevitable in mind when they built this play area (sandbox, deck, benches, slide, horizontal ladder, and playhouse) for their two daughters, Jennifer and Christine. The layout takes advantage of the formerly unused bank that runs along the back of the Howells' lot, in El Cajon, California. Plantings further soften the sloping site. When the girls outgrow the structure, the Howells won't be stuck with a deserted relic. Instead, they'll remove the slide, ladder, and playhouse, then deck over the sandbox, converting the area into an adult-size satellite deck away from the main house.
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Date:Aug 1, 1988
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