Category: Local Primary Schools

Free Book Library

Free Book Library

We have been approached by a school PTA with a request to build an enclosure that could hold books to provide a free “library” service, where people could swap or borrow books. This would ideally be located in the grounds of the associated local primary school. The requirements are:

  • Outdoor storage for books;
  • Should be enclosed (weatherproof);
  • Brightly coloured and / or decorated;
  • Resembling a house if possible;
  • Clear glass- or plastic-fronted for visibility, if possible. Safety glass or polycarbonate would be ideal;
  • It should display the words “Free Library” or similar;
  • Shelved to accommodate a several books of different sizes (dimensions to be agreed).

Below are a couple of examples:

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Sneeky Preview – and final results!

Sneeky Preview – and final results!

Outdoor projects during Coronavirus Lockdown 2020


These Teepees are destined for a local primary school, where they will be set up in the playground to allow the pupils to play in their own little areas. The children will be involved in designing the colour schemes and painting them, and the school will investigate the practicality of putting cushions into them for the kids to sit on.

The bases are made from recycled / repurposed decking boards mounted upon pallets, while the sides are clad using slats recovered from other old pallets, screwed to timber frames.

And here are the tepees installed!

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