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    Ideas for Materials for building a playground.

    Hi Guys

    I've taken on the task of building my kids a playground . I have sourced some free (x used) timber through the builders on the site I've been working at but now I've hit the wall so to speak. I'm looking at doing this on a minimal budget and need some ideas on where to get building materials CHEAP (yes we're thinking free is better) . I have enough to do the two platforms but am still in need of some 100mm x 100mm 2.4-3m lengths of H4-5 timber for the supports, I was thinking about linking the two platforms with either a tunnel (any ideas on what to use?) or a swing bridge and will need chain for the swings, a slide (anyone ever built one?)etc. Any ideas greatly appreciated, or if your in the Canterbury/South Canterbury area and have any bits and pieces in the shed that may come in handy please let me know . I'll be looking to put a step by step up under the home project builds when it gets under way.

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    Your local tyre shops may have some used tyres that could be used to fashion a tunnel. The can also be used to make a rudimentary swing and a suspended climbing net/wall
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    100x100 fence posts are relatively cheap? See if any company, ie timber or grain etc has any old fluming for tunnel ie spiral twist stuff.
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    Good points guys keep it coming

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    Don't forget the fire mans pole!
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    Hit up some local eng shops see if they will donate or sell cheap some pipe for monkey bars .
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    use plastic 200 lt drums with the ends cut out for your tunnels
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    I've got a slide you can have its fiberglass with steel ladder and frame . Go to your local timber or placemakers etc as if they do " farm packs" ( timber not fit to sell as it's got a few knots or bends , norm cheep as chips . And it's assorted sizes . Fence rails are cheep as too 75 x50 you get more bang for your buck .
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    You can use a plastic drum side ways for a swing, fits two youngees
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    Gotta do the same shortly for my grand kids so soaking in the ideas, which I will have forgotten tomorrow
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    Your local concrete plant should have a heap of those plastic drums.
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    go see a dairy farmer if you no any they will have lots of plastic 200l drums and Tyres around i should no as im a farmer and we have shit loads up here im a bit far away to help sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    I've got a slide you can have its fiberglass with steel ladder and frame . Go to your local timber or placemakers etc as if they do " farm packs" ( timber not fit to sell as it's got a few knots or bends , norm cheep as chips . And it's assorted sizes . Fence rails are cheep as too 75 x50 you get more bang for your buck .
    Thanks Munsey message sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    use plastic 200 lt drums with the ends cut out for your tunnels
    Some great ideas flowing now guys. :thumbup: keep em coming going to be a masterpiece by the time we're finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Gotta do the same shortly for my grand kids so soaking in the ideas, which I will have forgotten tomorrow
    That'd be old age kicking in maca lol joining that club at a great rate of knots

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