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Pirate ship play area for the kids

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Pirate ship play area for the kids



We have a backyard where it is near impossible to grow grass due to a massive poinsana tree but I wanted to come up with an idea for a cool cost effective play area for my kids. I came up with the idea of a recycled tyre pirate ship. I called the local car wrecker to price some old tyres much to my delight they gave me as many as I want. Then next was off to bunnings for supplies.

Supplies bought

2 x 75mm x 1.8m 

1 x 75mm x 2.4m treated pine poles

3 bags quick set concrete

3 x 200mm x 50mm x 1.2m

bunting flags from the builders safety section and telescope and steering wheel from the outdoor play area. My husband mounted the telescope on a piece of poly pipe he had at home. All paint was stuff I had at home already mixed between weathershield and cabots deck and exterior paint

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Re: Pirate ship play area for the kids

Love it @Sheree76, and I'm sure the kids do too! Many thanks for sharing your first project with the Workshop community. We hope it won't be your last as you clearly have fantastic creativity to share. We have loads of clever members sharing inspiring projects and helpful advice on the site every day so we're sure you will fit right in.


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