This is the biggest, most expensive project i orcasted so far.
It is the graduation project of a group of kids i worked and lived with for the last 4 years.
We took a poor used space under the stairs and turned it into the inside of a pirate ship for the kids to play in at their school.
Step 1: Mesuring and Dreaming
First we mesured the space and loaded it into sketchup while being at the location and dreaming the pirate ship
Step 2: Rough Sketch
Then we compiled a rough sketch and had some brain storming
Step 3: From the Ground Up
Still in sketchup we started building as if we were building for real.
looking for the problems might we face for real.
We started laying wood for connections
Step 4: Bare Bridge
Then building the bare bridge
Step 5: Cover to Cover
Then the proces of covering everything with wood
Step 6: Step by Step
Building the steps to the bridge and the rail
Step 7: Props
The last step of sketchup was to add the props but most important was the list of problems the we might face and hard things to do.
Then we made a list of materials and orderd the wood precut and scrues and bolts.
Step 8: Changes
In the reality, out of the sketches we noticed the walls are not straight, in some cases there was a different of up to 4cm on different parts of the same wall.
We made som changes, first on sketch and then, and some time on the fly.
Here is the final sketches
Step 9: Foundations...
As in the planing we first put the foundations.
On the walls we anchored it with screws and on the floor with Silicone Glue.
Step 10: Cover and Bridge
Unlike the sketches we put 6 (instead of 5) legs for the bridge and added connections between the legs for stability (unfortunately i dont have any photos of it).
The we started covering the whole thing.
Step 11: Weal and Anchor
We bought a ready made weal and anchor.
At first we wanted the weal to be turnable but it turned out to be a danger hazard so we fixed it
We anchored the anchor and added the steps
Step 12: Painting, Drawing and Ribbon Cutting...
We coated the whole thing with light wood coat, added drawings on the walls and added the canon we made ourself.
We invited the school and cut the ribbon then invited everybody to play...