Materials: 6 - 2x4's 8 feet long
12 - 2x2's 8 feet long
polypropylene rope (like a ski rope or heavier)
2 plastic tarps or plastic sheeting for ground and top cover
Tools: Drill with 3/4" bit
Measuring tape (you can also guess and be fine)
Lighter to burn ends of rope
1. Drill 4 of the 2X4's. Drill two holes in each 2X4, one hole about 4 inches from the end:
And the other hole about 20 inches from the other end:
2. Tie the 4 2X4's together through the holes at the 4" (short) end and spread them out tee-pee style over your ground cover.
|You can loosely tie the rope and then tighten it after the boards are in place. I used a square knot.|
3. Cut 4 ropes about 2 feet long and loop a rope through each hole at the other end of the 2X4.
4. Slide the other 2 2X4's through the 2 loops on opposite ends of the tee-pee.
5. Space 6 of the 2X2's across the 2X4's on the bottom to start a platform.
6. Lay the other 6 2X2's perpendicularly across the first 6 to make a cris-cross platform.
7. Stack with hay, then cover. It will supposedly hold a ton of hay, but I only had 10 bales. This went together in about 30 minutes and knocks down easily for storage.