It's coming together. Yesterday my sister Kris and her husband Nate carried in the four pieces of the pirate ship. Two of the pieces are the base of the unit - a two foot platform on which the pirate ship will rest. It's rock solid - it looks like it could hold a house - actually, according to Nate, it is better supported than most houses! The other two pieces are the sides of the ship. These will rise off the base and provide a railing for those on the ship itself. The ship is all wood - a combination of spruce and plywood. Check out this little detail - tacked to the bow is a spruce branch. This is a traditional ship process that provides an homage to where the wood for the ship came from. Kinda cool, eh?