FSCC Construction Trades Sells Pirate Ship

May 25, 2018

Fort Scott, Ks.—Fort Scott Community College Construction Trades students took on a huge project…building a pirate ship playhouse. The playhouse sits at 27 feet from tip to tail, 8 feet wide at the base (excluding the swing set and slide), and 9 feet 10 inches tall (excluding the detachable masts). The frame, deck, trim, windows and railings of the ship were built with treated wood and the siding is white pine 1″ x 4″ and everything is finished with stain and seal. Kids can swing over the open seas with the attached swing set on the port side, or slide down the plank on the starboard side. After a day of fighting pirates and scrubbing the deck, the kids can relax in the captain’s quarters.

Some of the items were graciously donated by surrounding businesses in Pittsburg, KS – Home Depot helped with the stain and seal, Mid-American Roofing provided the commercial grade roof on the captain’s quarters, and Backyard Discovery provided the swing set and slide. 

Proceeds in excess of the minimum bid of $3,600 will go towards Skills USA competition, traveling expenses and materials for the construction trades program. Bids will close on June 20th at noon.

FSCC is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of the pirate ship playhouse.   The playhouse can be seen at Van Becelaere Greenhouse & Feed Store, 2513 E. 4th St. Pittsburg, KS 66762

Bid details and forms can be obtained inside Van Becelaere Greenhouse or by contacting Kris Mengarelli, Director of FSCC CTEC, at 620.232.5644 or email at krism@fortscott.edu