Build a Rolling Pipe Slide For Your Backyard

As a parent, I am constantly looking out for fun activities for the kids. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone.

In our backyard, we have a sandpit, a tepee, and two rubber swings. All these were DIY projects my husband and I made two summers ago. My children were happy with them until they got bored. When I noticed that they didn’t play outside as much anymore, I had to do something.

Since we didn’t have a slide yet, we knew we had to have one. It would make a great addition to the children’s backyard playground. We wanted a slide that the kids will enjoy for many years, no matter how tall they get.

We found this great gem of an idea for a rolling pipe slide. It’s not the typical slide found in a typical playground but that makes it more fun!

Now go get help and start building!


2 pcs  2”x10”x16’ (Main Side Rails)

2 pcs  2”x6”x16’ (Safety Rails)

2 pcs  4”x4”x8’ (Legs – you will need 2 more if not setting upper end on platform)

4 pcs  2”x4”x8’ (on 2’ centers between bottom of main side rails)

2 pcs  2”x6”x8’ (Angle bracing on bottom of slide)

15 pcs  3”x10’ PVC 90 – 3” PVC Domed Caps

23 lengths of ½” electrical conduit (outside diameter is just under 3/4”)


¾” wood drill bit

24 pcs 3.5” lag screws to secure main rails and safety rails into the 4X4 posts

Saw to cut wood & PVC

Saw or grinder to cut conduit

5lb box of 3” outdoor wood screws

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