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« on: July 12, 2008 08:38:32 AM »

   I desperately needed some shade in my backyard and I just happened to have an older wooden swing set that was ready to be disassembled.  Since I like to recycle things, I re-purposed the swing set into a poolside shelter.

Heres the donor swing set:



and heres how the construction went:





I used corrugated PVC panels for the roof, which was basically my only expense:



the finished shelter.  12x6 of pure blisseven on the hottest days!




Thanks for looking =)

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008 09:01:36 AM »

hey! thats super clever of you! i love it.  Grin did it take long?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008 09:01:43 AM »

It's nifty! I really am jealous of your pool. Are you going to put chairs under it ? Or a BBQ!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008 09:23:20 AM »

hey! thats super clever of you! i love it.  Grin did it take long?

Thanks...it took about 8 hours.  The hardest part was getting the old swing set apart!

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008 09:24:39 AM »

It's nifty! I really am jealous of your pool. Are you going to put chairs under it ? Or a BBQ!

Thank you =)  I think I'll just put a couple of chairs under it for now.

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008 09:57:46 AM »

what a cool way to recycle! I never would have thought that an old swing set could be something else. awesome craftsmanship!
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008 06:46:08 PM »

Neat idea!   Shocked  Nice to see that someone didn't just trash the usable lumber!!! 

If you wanted to "soften" it, you could use some cheap white drop clothes and drap it over the top, and the maybe over the back to add some privacy to the pool.
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008 07:14:49 PM »

Neat idea!   Shocked  Nice to see that someone didn't just trash the usable lumber!!! 

If you wanted to "soften" it, you could use some cheap white drop clothes and drap it over the top, and the maybe over the back to add some privacy to the pool.

I love the idea of attaching some fabric to the structure for more shade and/or privacy.  I'll shop around and see what I can find.  Thank you.

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008 12:12:25 PM »

 

If you wanted to "soften" it, you could use some cheap white drop clothes and drap it over the top, and the maybe over the back to add some privacy to the pool.


This is exactly what I was gonna say too. A few floaty curtains or drapes will just add the finishing touches as well as giving extra shade from the sun.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008 11:44:27 AM »

Ya I think some cheap shower curtain rods or closet rods, they can be quite long, i know i had one here from the closet here when we moved into our house, i put it up in the laundry room to dry clothes on hangers with, its gotta be around 10ft long or more, so if you could find those you could probably spray paint them, they are usually an ugly galvanized colour, and hang some curtains or fabric shower curtains or sew some weights or something on the bottom so they didn't blow around too much.  I like how you recycled the swing set!
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