March this year I moved to a new rented house. In new house I got a backyard a very small garden in front. In garden there is a tree. We named it as sathiya tree. We decided we will try to transform this patch in a nice play area for us and our daughter. It is almost 7 months now and in these posts I am trying to record how we developed these things.

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and now it look like this

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I am really happy with the way it is turning out and have more plan in mind. most of the wood used in these projects are taken from craig list (reclaimed) and nails from old pallets. I really enjoy my time working on old wood. I get a sense of satisfaction when something comes out useful from an otherwise waste stuff.

Garden & Plants

First thing first. ONeo f my wife’s friend had couple of free raised bed for us. We got them and installed them in our small back yard. My daughter helped me in this.

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It was a lot of fun installing them. Later we filled them with sand (bought from costco and planted tomator and othe vegetables). We also bought some more plants from a nearby nursery and planted them in backyard. IT was a lot of fun.

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Raspberry

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Humming Bird food

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###Swing

Then I started working on a swing for my daughter. First I thought of making a tire swing.. but tires are so heavy. I was not sure if it will be safe to hang it on tree branch. I was not sure how strong it will be. So I bought a wooden disc from home depot and drilled an hole in it. And made it a swing. here is outcome -

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Then I started working on next project. I had many things in mind.. and to do them I needed some wood. I got these palletes from craiglist for free.

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They provided me a lot of wood and a lot of nails for next steps. this is it for this post, I will share more photographs in following posts.