Creating a shield tree

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Materials needed

1 12' 2x4
2 8' 2x4's
1 24" x 3 1/2" piece of 1/4" luan plywood or equivalent
1/2 sheet 3/4" plywood
4 3/4" x 48" hardwood dowels
8 standard door hinges (there are probably better options out there, I used what I had on hand)
2 5/8" x 6" shoulder bolts w/nuts and washers
~10 4" screws
1 3-4' strap. (we used nylon because, again, it was what we had.)

Full height is 15' 6".

Disclaimer: This is a prototype that I completely made up as I went along. If anyone has better ideas for assembly, materials, design.... whatever: PLEASE, feel free to run with it.

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