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Stuffed Animal Zoo

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Project by Pallirondack posted 08-11-2012 07:42 PM 5269 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I finished my first zoo. A stuff animal zoo, that is. Its roughly 24” square and just over 60” tall. I added “windows” on the side and the top is open for older sibling help (shooting baskets) when filling it up. The buyer is going to paint it white and/or pink and personalize the front “nameplate” at the top.

Oh, and it is built 100% from recycled wooden pallets! It’s being painted, so my biggest concern was getting the same width and thickness slats to make the back and sides. I think there are four or five different types of wood in this project—I could identify pine, oak and ash.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 08-11-2012 11:22 PM

Guess I’m not so smart…what are you, or the buyer going to use it for? Nice use of reclaimed wood

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Pallirondack

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#2 posted 08-12-2012 12:00 AM

The buyer has three kids. They have an impressive stuffed animal collection. Now the stuffed animals will have a home, other than piled all over the bed, the floor and every other flat surface in their rooms. Thus, “Stuffed Animal Zoo” ;-)

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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clieb91

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 01:56 AM

Neat idea. Could use something like this to tame my daughters room.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Roman Hrytsak

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 01:27 PM

Great project David. I guess I’ll have to make one for my Grand kids for their stuffed toys.
I use pallet wood in my projects and the surprises are many. Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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Pallirondack

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#5 posted 08-12-2012 02:48 PM

Thanks Chris and Roman. It was a fun little project. I’ve already identified some subtle little changes for a next one. A little different “mask” for where the bungees attach. Perhaps a board midway across the front with slots for the bungees to slip in, that will help hold the bungees in place as the cage gets filled. Little things.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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