Outhouse Garden Feature

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 10-30-2009 10:16 PM 2063 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a few books about outhouse located around the country and I thought one would make a nice garden feature along the wood line in my backyard. I have a small ceramic outhouse that I liked so I made full scale size plans off of it for this feature. It is authentic in style inside and out. After I placed it on the wood line it became quite a conversation piece. In fact it turned into a photo opp for family and friends. The inside walls are covered with their pictures. The last picture is me and is indicative of the gallery of friends and family pictures lining the walls.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 10:27 PM

Nice place to reading newspapers.


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#2 posted 10-30-2009 10:28 PM

Shut the door Dale, your flys are getin out! Great project, I have used a few of those. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 10:31 PM

I’m privy to a project like that. Believe it or not I’ve made one for a customer.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 10:32 PM

Nice work Dale , it looks great !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 12:07 AM

Kinda of a crappy project!

Nice Job

-- Guy,PEI

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 12:09 AM

Nice work! Outhouse is from the old days! :)

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 01:22 AM

Well now that’s a hole in one. LOL Bravo Zulu

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#8 posted 10-31-2009 02:10 AM

Does it work? HA! looks good

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#9 posted 10-31-2009 03:19 AM

What… TV…bit on the nose.

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#10 posted 10-31-2009 03:23 AM

becareful the tax man may add a restroom to your home taxs. haha great idea good work

-- you must live for something or die for nothing (rambo)

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#11 posted 10-31-2009 05:35 AM

Nice home improvement project. lol.

-- John @

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#12 posted 10-31-2009 05:41 AM

everything was great until the last pict…TMI…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 10-31-2009 01:40 PM

Great looking library! Nice pile of wood Dumpmaster!

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

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#14 posted 10-31-2009 04:08 PM

The ones I’ve used never looked this good. Great job!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 10-31-2009 04:19 PM

Nice job Dale, My family had one in the 50’s , along with a pitcher pump at the kitchen sink! Talk about simpler times. I built one recently for a friends hunting camp near Long Lake N.Y. to specs developed by N.Y. DEC . When I see yours I think of cold clear winters night, having to leave a warm bed for a long cold walk through dark woods. Good job, Dad,s wasn’t that nice. Rene

-- So much wood, So little time

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