Maya's Cottage

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Project by Homey posted 05-04-2009 12:16 AM 1955 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maya’s Cottage.

My daughter Maya is 3 and a half and asked me if she can have a playhouse when we were at a yard sale one day. (There was a plastic version of one there). I Told her I rather make you one sometime. (I really didn’t want to buy it ‘cause I was saving my money for tools and stuff).

Sadly I forgot all about it and here she came weeks later and asked me again. I felt like an idiot and at that very moment started making plans for her playhouse. ...I’ve never imagined it will be this gorgeous Cottage that measures 14 feet long by 5 feet wide. Took only three weeks to build and luckily I found some barn wood free available on the local paper.

I’m working on the playground this summer which she’ll enjoy together with her house…

Juan Lopez

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#1 posted 05-04-2009 12:27 AM

Wow….that’s nice.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 12:29 AM

Sweet, I bet your a hero now! Very nice.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 12:36 AM

That’s great just what I’m sure a sweet little Maya deserves

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-04-2009 12:57 AM

when are you moving your tools in? Swap the pines for palms and the snow for sand and I could quite happily live there. Well done.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#5 posted 05-04-2009 01:46 AM

She will never forget about this forever! Oh, I wanna play there with kids too. Must be fun.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#6 posted 05-04-2009 03:23 AM

Aw man, you put me to shame! I always wanted to build one for the kid but it always seemed like we were on the move. Not only is this cottage awesome, but the placement of it in the garden is simply spectacular. I mean, dang, you even built it around the trees. I am NOT going to show this to my daughter. grin Great job!!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 05-04-2009 03:45 AM

Father of the year award!!!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#8 posted 05-04-2009 04:12 AM

That is an awesome playhouse!! I love it!

-- Beth

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#9 posted 05-04-2009 06:12 AM

Great looking play house Dad! There has got to be one happy girl in your house. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 05-04-2009 01:18 PM

Nice work. That puts the swingset/fort that I built for my daughter to shame.

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#11 posted 05-04-2009 01:45 PM

Nice job Dad, she’ll always remember this.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 05-04-2009 10:39 PM

Really like this one! Very cool!! Looks better than my shop.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 05-05-2009 11:14 PM

YOU are the Greatest Dad ever!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#14 posted 05-26-2009 02:09 PM

Maya—you are very lucky!!! This is WONDERFUL.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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