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THIS WAS VERY SIMPLE.I got a $20 wood lookin bucket at big lots,cut hole in the middle and slid it down on a 4+4 post.added a cross pc and some netting,secured it to a heavy duty pallet.i added some pirate props for looks.i might make a halloween float with this.












 

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I like your thinking! I would certainly stain everything to match of course, but the prop is quite clever and sells the idea of a ship very nicely. How long ago did Big Lots have this item in the store? What section of the store was it in? The backyard decor area? I am doing a pirate cemetary this year and this could really make it believable...
 

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That's a quick and very effective crow's nest! Grea idea.

I wish I had seen that before I started mine a few years ago. I made mine out of plaster lathe and 1x2's.
There's only about $8 worth of materials in this one, but about 2 hours labor.



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