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Project by Bobthewoodbutcher posted 11-28-2016 07:56 AM 722 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Wood Whisperer (Marc Spagnuolo) posted the plans for this castle/bookcase several weeks ago and I built it for my great-granddaughters (ages 1,3,and 5). They are into princesses and Disney type castles, so I took liberties with Marc’s design and added the tower and flags. Also modified the drawbridge design a bit. The kids will get it for Christmas.
My wife and I chose the lavender color for the little girls and the paint job took longer than the construction. The brickwork was done with a stencil and airbrush.
The project was part of a drive to support Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2016.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-28-2016 11:10 AM

You have done beautiful replica / or your own version. Beautiful colours. I like that bridge.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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htl

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#2 posted 11-28-2016 02:04 PM

Nicely done and way cute!!!
Been thinking of building a new doll house this winter to cold to get in the shop much but working on the details can be done any where. +++

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 11-28-2016 06:41 PM

This is a very creative bookcase and it’s also nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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leafherder

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#4 posted 11-28-2016 08:45 PM

Great job – (but I suspect that this will be used more as a doll house than a bookcase. With the popularity of e-readers and tablets, do kids today even know what books are?) I’m sure they will love it – towers and flags are a nice touch. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 11-28-2016 11:36 PM

Love it. Great detailing. Very cute!

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#6 posted 11-29-2016 03:44 AM

Excellent work!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 11-29-2016 03:53 AM

Fantasy — tastic!
Great job.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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BYGeorgia

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#8 posted 12-20-2016 07:35 PM

Beautiful! I am sure they will love it.

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