Outhouse for little people

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Project by Thinman posted 05-31-2015 01:33 AM 1630 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mother has a nice back yard, but it has an ugly old well casing sticking up in the middle of it. I couldn’t stand it any more. I browsed the internet for ideas, squished them all together and came up with this. It is 14” square at the base and about four feet tall. My plans consisted of a sketch on a sheet of notebook paper. Between that and the asymmetrical nature of the design it turned into quite a challenge. It’s made almost entirely out of cedar scraps and leftovers from around the shop. The only thing I had to purchase was the finish, which is just deck stain.

I hope you like it, if so please leave a comment.

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 02:06 AM

need some garden gnomes !

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 02:31 AM

I really like that. It would look good in any yard.. I agree, I was looking for the gnomes as well.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 03:03 AM

The structure looks just the shot for the yard surroundings.

Q1 What was the well casing for, and Q2 does it still work?

You should get in touch with Ashe he may be able to arrange for some little people to enjoy it.

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 05:22 AM

fabulous solution!! ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 05:40 AM

Good cure for the uglies!

Nice work!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 05-31-2015 09:28 AM

I like.

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#7 posted 05-31-2015 11:11 AM

I delighted. It is wonderful. As in the fairy tale – the Izba (a wooden Lodge) on chicken legs. And there is a wish to tell – the Izba, an izba confess (to turn) to me the rehouse (person), and to the wood the back (back). thanks and Good luck…... In the fairy tale the national dialect (slang), is badly translated. I hope everything will understand (to understand).

-- Ganchik Sasha

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#8 posted 05-31-2015 01:03 PM

Very cool little cottage. Good idea, and I’m sure you Mom loves it better than the well casing she has been looking at all these years!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 05-31-2015 02:03 PM

Turned out great, Jeff!

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#10 posted 05-31-2015 02:07 PM

Great job! Very imaginative and great way to hide an eyesore. Kind of reminds me of the Keebler Elf Door project (Keebler paid artists to install tiny elf doors in public parks – google Keebler Elf Doors for a list of locations).
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 05-31-2015 03:51 PM

Very attractive and a great build on this Jeff. Also a great way to cover that well head.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-01-2015 02:19 AM

Too cool for school!

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#13 posted 06-01-2015 01:41 PM

Beatiful idea! Like a lot. Congratulation. Make my inspiration! Thank for share!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#14 posted 06-01-2015 03:08 PM

Very clever. It goes great with the beautiful garden.
I have a well head on my property. Hmmm…

-- HenryH - PA

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#15 posted 07-27-2015 08:23 PM

Just saw discovered this, not sure how it got by me before but I love it. Not sure I could duplicate it but it would look great in my back yard. Awesome job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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