Thinking outside the box

Barb and Dennis McAuley’s family have turned an old grain truck found at an estate sale a few years ago into playground equipment near Wetaskiwin, Alta. The couple started the McAuley Truck Box company in 1974, the year they were married. Dennis thinks this truck box was the sixth one the family made. A ladder up a hole cut through the truck box allows their grandchildren to climb into the box fort and down the slide. Also attached to the play truck are swings, a climbing wall and zip line.  |  Mary MacArthur photo

Barb and Dennis McAuley’s family have turned an old grain truck found at an estate sale a few years ago into playground equipment near Wetaskiwin, Alta. The couple started the McAuley Truck Box company in 1974, the year they were married. Dennis thinks this truck box was the sixth one the family made. A ladder up a hole cut through the truck box allows their grandchildren to climb into the box fort and down the slide. Also attached to the play truck are swings, a climbing wall and zip line. | Mary MacArthur photos

Barb and Dennis McAuley’s family have turned an old grain truck found at an estate sale a few years ago into playground equipment near Wetaskiwin, Alta.

The couple started the McAuley Truck Box company in 1974, the year they were married. Dennis thinks this truck box was the sixth one the family made.

A ladder up a hole cut through the truck box allows their grandchildren to climb into the box fort and down the slide.

Also attached to the play truck are swings, a climbing wall and zip line. | Mary MacArthur photos

Barb and Dennis McAuley’s family have turned an old grain truck found at an estate sale a few years ago into playground equipment near Wetaskiwin, Alta. The couple started the McAuley Truck Box company in 1974, the year they were married. Dennis thinks this truck box was the sixth one the family made. A ladder up a hole cut through the truck box allows their grandchildren to climb into the box fort and down the slide. Also attached to the play truck are swings, a climbing wall and zip line. | Mary MacArthur photo

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