Approved by Rufus.
A few months back, a team of landscapers was trimming back the bamboo outside my home. They cut down some huge pieces which I was eyeing as they lay in the driveway. One of the landscapers noticed my interest, and asked if I wanted some. It was a win-win - I got bamboo for a project; he got a smaller pile of stuff to haul away.
I ended up with 5 pieces well over 2 m long (probably around 8 ft). After it had aged in our entryway for a few months (read: until I got around to it), I sanded it down, cleaned it off, and drilled holes through the pieces. I ran parachute cord through the holes, sewed a cover, and voila - play tent!
It’s a great rainy day space, and I hope it will be a fun place to read books someday.