Originally Posted by pusangani
Accept them playing all u want but this thread is about advising a kid on how to build a field and that is wrong
Yet teaching them woodworking classes in school is right?
Look, I really don't want to continue this argument (Since I've only surmised it in the past 5 or so minutes) but I see no problem with a kid wanting to put time and effort into a worthy project such as building an airsoft field, so long as his parents and proper authorities (Where required) have been notified. Now, playing airsoft and BUILDING A FIELD are 2 completely
If he wants to play, I'd advise him to go to the nearest field at their next game (Provided they accept minors) and play with them, ask questions and get to know the community a bit. Also, bring a parent along when you go to that game (Provided he doesn't fully understand what airsofting is all about) so that he understands the risks involved with playing and the safety precautions that have been put in place. (Such as ballistic goggles)
Now for some misc. comments:
About the building a 2 story tower, I think you need to contact the local authorities to make sure it's sturdy and have someone inspect it.
If you're building an airsoft field so that you and your buds can play, well you're going to [blah... blah] parent's signing waivers [etc]
For ideas or a basic look on what a trench SHOULD be like, check for some photos\videos on the first world war.
Pallets\skids, or at least the ones people give away, are very... hazardous. Be careful with them.
Lastly, even if you're building this in your backyard, you are going to need to make it far enough away from the house, wouldn't want to hit windows, furniture or anything expensive while you're gaming.