Saturday, June 30, 2007

The playscape sets sail

Back when I built the play scape I wanted to add a huge sunscreen over the swing set. I have tried a few different temporary setups, looking for the right design. But none of these were permanently fixed to the play scape.

Today we found a canvas tarp at Costco that was the perfect size to cover the swing set. For $10 I couldn't pass up the chance for the kids to swing in the shade. We covered the main deck of the climbing tower with canvas sails a couple of years back. I just replaced those canvas covers about a month ago. Our new main sail will surely last us through the summer and hopefully we will get a year or two of shade out of it.



After I stood back and looked at the canvas creation, I realized that this is just what I had in mind all along. Back when we started designing the play scape, The Talker thought we should build a pirate ship. Now the pirate ship finally has her sails.

3 comments:

Phil said...

This is a great idea! We have a real problem with the afternoon/evening sun beaming down onto our back patio, and I need to do something temporary until an overhang can be built. I'll have to run to Costco to get a couple of those canvas sheets.

Jen said...

Looks great! Can't beat that for $10!!

Rick said...

I had a pirate ship in my backyard once. Unfortunately we never finished it.

Your playscape is awesome!