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So I want to make a parrot tree gum/stand but I'm not very creative so I was wondering if anyone had ideas. I'm using the christmas tree stand for the base and I asked my boss to cut me some grape vine branches. Only problem is he brough me a single branch thats probably 5 feet talls and 4" X 4" thick :s . I stripped the bark off but I need ideas on how to attack some smaller branches to the one large branch.

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I have no ideas on that. Can you just get something that already has things branching off from it?


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yeah, its just that I feel guilty that he cut it

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Oh, I didn't realize that. It is always fun when someone thinks what they are doing for you is really helpful, and they are trying to be helpful, but they got it kind of wrong. It is difficult to know how to handle that.


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Can you post a pic? I may be able to help, but first I need to see what you are working with. The Christmas tree stand is an excellent idea! So, I do think you are on the right track.
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Nanay haha yeah specially when its your boss

Purplebunni(lol its funny to address you by that) Sure I'll take a picture tomorrow morning, thanks alot

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I haven't a clue, I would have said the same thing Nanay suggested but I know where you're coming from. Why don't you get a branch with multiple branches and then use the other one he got you as something else ?

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Good idea, Daisy. Now we've got to brain storm and figure out what she can use a single, 5' tall 4" thick stick for.


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lol I know who gets you a five foot stick haha,

maybe I can sliver it down to a pole

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What I would do is drill holes straight through the 4" X 4" stick and find smaller branches and wedge it tightly into the drilled holes, if it's not tight enough you could use wood glue to put in the holes for extra strength. Do it this way it will look natural like a tree stand.

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I think you should make an obelisk out of the stick, like a monument - or make a totem pole. You could use it for Kung Fu fighting.

I'm being silly. The others have good ideas.


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You are being very silly, Nanay

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lol nanay I dont know i just might do that...

Good idea tippa, i have some willow trees around here I could probably steal a branch, I heard you have to strip willow bark because it has something like aspirin in it

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One is just russ on his new acrobird playstand, but i want to build one that I can keep downstairs
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I like Nanay's idea

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I love the playstand in the first pic. Where did you get that?



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i ordered it from parrotdise perch, but you can also order them directly from the acrobird website

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Does anyone know of any other large/complex wood trees/play gyms/stands? Any suggestions? I really need to get one of those things at some point.




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I always thought those bottle brush stands looked really interesting, and had intended to get one at some point, but I'm always buying something else first.


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wHAT ABOUT SOME BIRD SAFE ROPE WRAPPED AROUND TWIGS AND BRANCHES TO HOLD THEM ON AND GIVE THE BIRDS SOME TRACTION? GRAPE VINES REALLY MAKE LOVELY PERCHES.

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