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"My 28-foot wooden circular mahogany slide took more than 15 months to build. The slide was formed with a cold-molding technique that used two kinds of mahogany, 30 gallons of epoxy, and 40,000 staples, 36,000 of which were removed after the epoxy dried. Once the slide was installed in my home, spiraling stairs were built around it so that they were “married” to its curvature," explains inventor Scott A. Jones.

(Photo courtesy of Scott A. Jones)

Buildings with slides

Examples of homes and offices that have integrated slides as a means of getting from one floor to a lower one. Stairs are so last year.