A "Shoot-the-Chute" is great fun and one should be built in every camp visit and "Swimming Hole." The one described below has stood test of several years in many different camp sites.
The plan drawn is for a chute 40 feet long, 3 feet wide and 18 feet high. These dimensions can be changed in length and height, but not in width.
The chute is built of 7/8-inch matched pine boards, to same width as sheet zinc, usually 3 feet; boards being firmly cleated together on under side by 2 x 6-inch cleats 5 feet apart, throughout length of chute.
Boards should be screwed to cleats from face of chute with 1-1/2-inch screws, heads being counter sunk.
The several lengths of zinc are soldered into one piece, joints being on under side (as shingles on a roof) fastened to boards with 8-oz. tacks; set in from edge about 1 inch and about 6 inches apart.
The side strips of maple (soft wood will not do on account of danger of splintering) 2 inches wide and 3 inches high, rounded slightly on upper edge, are placed directly over edge of zinc and covering tacks.