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Diy Natural Branch Play Stand

Discussion in 'Parrot Entertainment' started by Heather2131, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

    Haha thankyou

    They didnt have the one you linked me, and it was all cement and concrete that needed to be mixed
    But this stuff is ready mixed, just add water! Thought it would be okay

    Not doing it today though, im exhausted, went on a 5 mile walk this morning, not my idea of fun :eek: It was alright but I had other stuff needed done! So I'll have to do it through the week or next weekend.
  2. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    A 5 mile walk????? Are you mad????? :pancarta:
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  3. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    You can buy large stones/small boulders at a builders merchants so if you need a little more weight to anchor it down could be the answer? :)
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  4. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member


    Hard part is over... I hope, got to give it all a thorough wash and get it up 2 flights of stairs (its quite heavy :risas3:)
    Going to add another branch accross the middle too with cable ties
    I was lucky to get that branch that twists nice, as the rest were all straight
    That branch on the right has a fork that is supporting the bigger one, but it doesnt even need it anyways, that postcrete has been very good at holding them up, no worries of it falling over

    Thanks for the help and advice guys
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  5. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Ooooo that looks great :)
  6. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

    I do really like it... I bet the birds will be terrified of it after all that work

    When its done I'll post a pic of it on my windowsill all finished but you'll all have to excuse the awful condensation in my window, its ruined the view. Still at least the birds like to play there :p
  7. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Great, but it will be very heaving indeed to lift!
  8. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

    Ive brought it indoors for the night
    It is liftable but needs 2 people haha
    Its got handles either side which helps
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  9. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

    The postcrete has white fluffy stuff on the top of it, im assuming its minerals or salt etc coming out? Surely cant be mold... Then the postcrete still hasnt gone white or grey
    Its completely hard and set but I havent put it in my room or let the birds use it yet as im worried it might emit something toxic?
  10. Heather2131

    Heather2131 Regular Member

    Ive sprayed the branches with F10, will these be okay now?
    I did pour boiling water over them before I put it all together now they've been sprayed with F10
    Ok to let the birds on now?
  11. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Yes go for it :ura:
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  12. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Looks GREAT, Heather!!! Have you got a finished picture of it? Can just imagine how heavy that was to carry upstairs!! I'd sandpaper off the white fluffy stuff on top so the birds don't ingest it. Then vacuum it.