old trampolines

Discussion in 'Designing, building, making and powering your life' started by jdaley, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. jdaley

    jdaley Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Climate:
    Meditaranen
    I have been collecting trampolines from roadside rubbish piles etc. I use them to cool the ground abouve bigger worm farms and also I can extend the legs with steel posts and make either a shade area with the trampoline mat intact, or remove them, run wires and I have an arbour ready to use.
    I hope somebody finds this handy.
     
  2. Grahame

    Grahame Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Top idea John.
     
  3. pebble

    pebble Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,721
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    inland Otago, NZ
    Climate:
    Inland maritime/hot/dry/frosty
    Excellent!

    Have you seen the recycle thread?
     
  4. Possum

    Possum Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Great idea! I'm planning to use our trampoline (which is used by our children) to grow small plants/seedlings in pots, which need shade, since there is so little shade on our property so far.
     
  5. jdaley

    jdaley Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Bendigo, Australia
    Climate:
    Meditaranen
    I have not seen the recycle thread, where is it?
     
  6. sun burn

    sun burn Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We've got a kids trampoline. Some people here use it as a cool place to take a nap in the middle of the day. When its not in use, we tip it on its side so it doesn't collect leaves and puddles.
     
  7. pebble

    pebble Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,721
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    inland Otago, NZ
    Climate:
    Inland maritime/hot/dry/frosty
  8. pebble

    pebble Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    2,721
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    inland Otago, NZ
    Climate:
    Inland maritime/hot/dry/frosty
    Technically it should be called the Re-use thread ;-)
     
  9. SueUSA

    SueUSA Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I passed a country home that had just the round frame of a large trampoline set upright with (probably) two metal poles in the ground on either side, and they had stretched string from top to bottom and side to side to form an open mesh, and had peas or beans climbing up the strings. It looked great!
    Sue
     
  10. grefattys

    grefattys New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Brilliant idea.
     
  11. digging

    digging Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I seen an article where a fellow used a trampoline to collect rain water in a field for his animals because it was very far for them to walk to the stream. A very good idea I think.

    Digging
     

Share This Page

-->