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This is a raft i built in about 3-4 hours or so. This raft is easy, fun, and affordable. I didn't have to pay any money because I already had all the stuff I need to build it. In this instructable I will teach you to build this raft.
 
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Step 1: Gather wood

You should get about 1/2 an inch to 1 inch thick small saplingsabout ~6-10 feet tall.I cut them down with a hack saw or an axe and i cut the branches off with a pruning fork.

Step 2: Build Frame

Tie three +6 feet tall sapplings and make two, then cut 6, 3 foot pices of sappling cut these to this size then after the two 6 foot tied sapplings are set. Set them 2 feet apart. After that lay out the 3 foot pices across the make supports. You can tie them or use duck tape. I used both in this case.

Step 4: Floatation!

Get two trash bags full of soda cans, water bottles, 2 liters, milk jugs, ballons, etc. After two bags are collected duck tape the top shut. Then flip the raft over and attach the bags one in the front one in the back. To attack just use alot of duck tape.
kerhonkson1 year ago
I'm going to build a variation with a truck inner tube I got and some sticks and some hardwood flooring about yo be thrown away
kerhonkson1 year ago
I'm going to build a variation with a truck inner tube I got and some sticks and some hardwood flooring about yo be thrown away
ikssk5 years ago
You sure this is safe???? Will the tape hold when wet???? what happens when trash bags tear apart??? I hope your planing on floating with adult supervision.
yes it is safe, its not a cruise ship but it should float. i made one similar to this a couple months ago and it works great. i used milk jugs and just taped them on some tape that had too many gaps in it sorta came off but it is still going. the frame is also a lot like this one. but since i only used 8 milk jugs it sinks a little but i just wear boots and taped an industrial tupperwear on it for the cab. now this raft looks a bit unstable but like he said just add more bags.
who told you cruise ships float? that's just an old wives tale. :)
taz2020 ikssk3 years ago
Adult supervision... What's that? Lol
You know, I could care less if it's safe or if it holds up or explodes! As long as you know how to swim, you should be fine.
elmoenemy ikssk5 years ago
I replaced the tape with bungees and im putting another bag on the front.
how?
unclejoe5 years ago
dumb
lemonie5 years ago
I'd like to see this on the water, with you on it. Any chance of a pic? L