Monday, 25 July 2011

Recycled Gang Hut

The last few weeks there have been some renovation works going on at my dad's church.

Yesterday, when the boys and daddy saw the bits of wood ready for the skip, they came up with a plan to re-use some of them.

So, after breakfast this morning, they headed over to the church to pick up a few bits and pieces.

They knew exactly what they wanted to build - a gang hut/den/fort.

Shen (my dad) was only to keen to help them out too, as he took delivery of a brand new circular saw at the end of last week, so it was a good excuse to give it a good test!

(there was more wood than in this picture!)

The boys had a great time hammering in the nails.

Although, of course they had to stop for ice-lollies and leave daddy to do some of the hard work!

David was given the responsibility of drawing the flag.

He drew a Scotland flag, with the blue and white bits mixed up, but that just added to the charm.

Some of the recycled wood came from old pews...... old door from the house (dad just put new ones in the house last week)....

......and the roof was made from an old carpet they found in the barn!

The finished den has a little slot for keeping away the baddies......

.........and even a comfy chair for the gang leader (also found in the barn - Shen's old one from his study)

I'm not sure where this super stylish part here came from, but I'm pretty sure it's been a few decades since this pattern was fashionable!


  1. boys and dens, eh? lol looks like a lot of fun! Joshua made a bunker from a cardboard box today, complete with slot for the guns to poke out of!

  2. Looks like a comfortable, defensible den! Such fun!

  3. Oodles of fun! They look utterly thrilled with it, too! So are ice-lollies the same as what we here in the USA call "popsicles"? That would be my guess but I am curious! haha


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