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#1 Sharyn and Mr Piggy

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:09 AM

I built Mr P a playstand out of pvc. All by myself. I know for some of you this is not a big deal but for me, it's amazing.

 

I'm pretty sure the plumber salesman at Lowes went home the night I bought my pvc pipes and fittings and told his wife about the crazy bird lady. He sure helped me find what I needed though.

 

Here are some pics of the stand and Mr P on it. He actually likes it. Matter of fact, he didn't want to come off it yesterday when I needed to put him back in his cage.

 

Actually, it's about as amazing that I built it as it is that Mr P likes it :)

 

this stand was made to stay outside so I can give Mr P a shower without having to drag his big wooden stand outside, wait for everything to dry, then drag it back in.

 

I wound up replacing the string of beads across the top with a piece of seagrass mat.

 

Mr P decided he really liked perching on top of the seagrass mat!

 

I hate to admit it, but this was FUN!!!!


I meant to add, the reason I replaced the beads on the top is because Mr P decided to climb up the plastic chain and sit on the top of the pvc. I am unsure if those beads were "parrot safe" or not, originally they were hung to string toys on. I didnt think he would actually climb up there and be able to reach them!Attached File  oops.jpg   594.87KB   1 downloads

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:45 PM

Very snazzy! Now that you know how to put one together, I'll bet you could sell them as kits, if you wanted a new line of work. :)
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:23 PM

I would totally buy one! That looks great, and easy to clean.  Nice job!


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:38 PM

 It  was SO EASY, even cutting the PVC pipe down to size using a pvc pipe cutter is easy!

 

I will never buy another playstand again. This can easily be sized down to a tabletop stand too.

 

I wind up customizing every storebought stand I purchase, this is a much better option

 

thanks :)


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:10 PM

That is fantastic.  Well done.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

Nice job! smile.png Obviously, Mr. P. gives the playstand his seal of approval.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

Looks great!!! :)


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:31 PM

Great job. How did you get the food bowls attached?

#9 Sharyn and Mr Piggy

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:32 PM

Originally, in those pics, I attached the bowls to that plastic chain you see dangling on either side and then anchored them with a cable tie so they wouldnt move

 

When my b/f saw it, he decided that he wanted to drill holes in the pvc, which he did. The bolt for the food dishes fit through the thickness of the pvc so now they are attached a LOT better than those pics.

 

But, for someone that doesnt know how to use a drill (me), my way worked just fine :)