Friday, 26 March 2010

shelves for our tree-house

When we were children, Mum and Dad built us a tree-house. We really loved it. We loved pretending we were lost in a jungle and living in a tree-house we'd made from branches lashed together. We'd rig up all sorts of tables, chairs and shelves from things we found in the jungle. At least, in what was left of the bush in our back-yard. Well, usually we'd have to stretch things a little to allow for empty ice-cream containers and other sorts of useful stuff because, it was difficult to make do with what we could find in the bush.

Well, brothers and sister... twenty-five years later... I've done it.

Look at this.





A set of shelves made completely from things growing in the bush. Woven with pandanas leaves and re-inforced with bamboo.

Now, I did have to use a knife. I didn't find that lying around in the bush!

9 comments:

Christopher Taylor said...

nice

Bron said...

Great work!! It looks so good - very clever! You could have your own 'Man Vs. Wild' with that sort of resourcefulness. Is that a candle burning??

Rachael said...

It is a candle burning. It was fine for ages (and so I stopped watching), but when I tipped out the excess wax, it started burning so high that I now have a little burnt patch on the underside of that shelf! Even the first book has a small brown patch on it. Don't tell anyone!

Rachael said...

Is 'Man vs Wild' some sort of new "survivor" series?

Bron said...

Sort of. It's a great TV show where Bear Grylls goes into remote and dangerous parts of the world and shows you how you can survive. Look it up on YouTube.

Rachael said...

Bear Grylls??

allyson adeney said...

Now if I get asked the "Who would you want to be dropped on a deserted island with" question...I will be saying Rachael Conner without a doubt!

Raeline said...

I have really enjoyed reading the comments. The shelves are lovely Rachael.

simone godde said...

that is so impressive on so many levels, go girl!