Spring den building in the garden – Just for fun

I had pollarded a sycamore in my garden during the winter and had stacked up all the rods for use in bushcraft projects this year.

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One pollarded sycamore

My kids though had other ideas and wanted a den built with the rods. As the rods were laid up against the tree I got the idea for a quick tipi style of den for them.

We stripped away all the rods that were either too big or too small.

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A little help from the kids

We laid the remaining rods around the tree in a tipi style and then wrapped some old tarp around it all.

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Wrap some old tarps

I cut up the middle of the tarp to form an opening and then with the kids tacked it all down with wooden pegs. I then added another tarp to reduce the size of the opening.

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Cut and tuck

I added a few old sleeping bags to make it comfy and the job was done.

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One den ready to go

My kids spent a lovely afternoon in the early spring sunshine playing out in their new den and it took about 45 minutes to make.

Cheers

George

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