Pirate Ship Play Area

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Project by BGW posted 05-27-2015 01:29 PM 1363 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build a sensory room for a high end play area (they call it a sensory room) at a dayschool. The customer gave me pictures of what she wanted, complete with an Octopus Figurehead that was pretty custom. We ended up epoxying the floor to look like the ocean (complete with fish and wildlife). The beach is also an epoxy finish, with a sandy feel. That part’s not wood, but it adds to the overall project.

Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 05-27-2015 02:33 PM

Very nice work.
Those are some lucky kids.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 05-27-2015 03:04 PM

Really nice, my boys would love one.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 05-27-2015 05:55 PM

That is a wonderful play area. You had to be very creative and inventive to be able to give her what she wanted by just looking at a picture. You really did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-27-2015 06:24 PM

Very nice work!

Should have enough $$$$$ from that for a little play -time of your own!

-- just rjR

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#5 posted 05-27-2015 06:26 PM

Wow. That is cool.
Hope those kids see how lucky they are.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 05-27-2015 07:38 PM

I’ve never seen a playroom that nice! Most just have card tables with crayons!
This is fantastic!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#7 posted 05-27-2015 08:39 PM

Nice setup. Great job on it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 05-28-2015 02:07 AM

Cool, I made a space shuttle for my kids they love it!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 05-28-2015 03:13 AM

i won dad of the year this weekend for building a fort for the kids, and apparently just lost my title. awesome work!

-- full time electrician, part time wood butcher

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#10 posted 05-28-2015 12:38 PM

Our local children’s museum has a similar set up, but it’s a lobster boat…. (a Maine thing).

Looks like fun.

And just to think, I had to play with sticks outside. What a deprived child I was :^o

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#11 posted 05-28-2015 05:36 PM

Lucky kids. It’s a blast! It looks fantastic, especialy blue octopusy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 06-01-2015 10:21 PM

Our local children s museum has a similar set up, but it s a lobster boat…. (a Maine thing).

Looks like fun.

And just to think, I had to play with sticks outside. What a deprived child I was :^o
- Mainiac Matt

You had Sticks .

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