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Making A Play Stand?

Discussion in 'Parrot Entertainment' started by Rhys1992, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Rhys1992

    Rhys1992 Regular Member Registered

    Sorry for yet another question lol. I'm looking at making a play stand. I was wondering is it safe to use 2x2 I brought from bnq and some decking. This Is purely for the base/stand?
     
  2. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    Anything that's treated is toxic so decking is not a good idea even for a stand as they could chew on it. 2x2 if untreated pine is ok I think but hopefully someone will confirm that.
     
  3. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    I too believe untreated is okay but I made my own using natural branches, I used Hazel, but apple, willow too are safe to use. There is a list on the forum of safe wood. I made a table top one but you can make floor standing or indeed any size. I then hang various toys from it too.
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  4. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Yup anything treated needs to be stayed well away from even as a base they can end up chewing it better to go natural :)
     
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  5. Rhys1992

    Rhys1992 Regular Member Registered

    Brilliant thank you. My original plan was buy a metal one but when I approached the idea I think the wife was going to ring my neck she said I've spent to much over the last 6 weeks will have a look at making a natural one or just buy one when I'm on my own lol
     
  6. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    I built a table stand, on my own, by myself. Hid the wood, think it was willow, under my jacket, I had borrowed it form a farmer after a storm, all extra I need were the metal bits and a strong board to mount it on.
    If I can do it so can anyone. Have been trying to include a photo but for some reason I can't, t
    here is a photo on the site somewhere
     
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  7. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

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  8. Rhys1992

    Rhys1992 Regular Member Registered