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Project by mikethetermite posted 11-12-2009 09:47 PM 2182 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished with the outside this year, will start Phase II “the inside” next summer. We placed it behind the playground that was built for our sons over 30 years ago. In addition, it is located between my son’s home and mine. I can watch our grandkids play from my shop.
It has been fun working with the grandkids other grandpa on this project. We can be seen on the scaffolding in one of the pictures.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.





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cstrang

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#1 posted 11-12-2009 10:14 PM

Nice, I wish I had something like this when I was a kid lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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captkerk

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#2 posted 11-12-2009 10:40 PM

Very cool! I had a bunch of fun building a treehouse for my kids alongside my dad. The kids really like it too as I’m sure your grandkids do too. What do you have planned for the inside? Does it have a second story? Talk about fancy!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 11:59 PM

Nice job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ChesapeakeBob

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 12:40 AM

Awesome playhouse. Jokingly, I tell everyone I am going to have the footers poured when we get that first call! Seriously,our kids had a treehouse with a trap door and a pulley that hoisted a bucket through the opening in the floor. This playhouse is the tops. Is there a second story loft in the plans?

Nice job!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 04:40 AM

Reminds me of the treehouse I built for my kids, but your house is much finer. They will have a lot of fun there.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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NBeener

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 05:09 AM

You’d get $450,000 for that … in San Diego … on ONLY the footprint of the land that it’s on.

Very, very cool!

-- -- Neil

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mikethetermite

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 08:25 AM

Yes, it has a second story loft. We will be finishing the inside next spring. The kids other grandpa is making flower boxes with wooden tulips. I will be making a Dutch door that has a 60”X26” rough opening. Our grandpa made my sister a stove, refrigerator, sink, and cabinet out of plywood over 50 years ago. We will be refinishing them to place in the playhouse.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 05:19 PM

That is soooo coooool. You realize that you will never be able to get rid of the grand kids now. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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mikethetermite

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 06:29 PM

I will never be able to get rid of the grand kids anyway as they live next door. In addition, my mom lived in the next house up the lane until she passed away. My grandkids are the 5th generation to live here.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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Budgie

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 07:08 AM

That looks better than my house! Nice job.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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RexMcKinnon

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 09:14 PM

That’s nice having family close. People are so quick to move half way across the country for 10% salary increase these days.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 02-14-2010 04:10 PM

Hi Mike,

Nice job on this playhouse.

5th generation, huh. That’s pretty remarkable.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 03-08-2010 05:51 PM

That’s what I like to see, someone making things for the kids.

Nice playhouse.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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BreakingBoardom

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#14 posted 03-26-2010 12:03 AM

The playhouse is nice but I’m more jealous of your shop in the background. lol.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#15 posted 07-10-2011 09:53 PM

Very nice work,there must be some grandkids wich are very happy :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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