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Project by johnstoneb posted 03-13-2017 01:59 PM 742 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Granddaughter needed a playhouse. I did a search found a picture of one my son and DIL like. I got on Sketchup cobbled something together. Weather wouldn’t let me do anything outside so used my garage for assembly.
It is constructed from 1×6 western red cedar fencing, 2×2’s and 2×3’s with asphalt shingles from Restore. It took about 6 weeks to get the cedar down from 30% moisture to 10%. I planed it to 1/2” thicked dadoed the edges 1/4” to cover for any additional shrinkage. Overall the platform is 6’x6’ the house is 4’x6” the walls are about 54” high the roof peak is a little over 6”. I put a dutch door on it which seemed to be a hit. I assembled it in my garage, glued and screwed the siding on the walls, painted it then stacked it against the wall and waited for her birthday which we celebrated Sunday. My son and I put it together in the morning. She unwrapped it in the afternoon. The nicest day of the year sunny and almost 70.
She seems to like it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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#1 posted 03-13-2017 02:06 PM

Great job grandpa. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 02:28 PM

That is a great job Bruce. Happy Granddaughter with a cool house of her own.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 02:45 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 03:14 PM

This is a great project. Making memories, one board at a time.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#5 posted 03-13-2017 03:38 PM

Well done and can eventually be a mini-storage shed.

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 03-13-2017 03:51 PM

Nicely done Bruce. You are a great grandpa!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 03-13-2017 03:54 PM

Well done, Grandpa Bruce!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 03-13-2017 04:02 PM

Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 03-13-2017 04:33 PM

Very Nice, sure she loves it! She will never forget the house or the memories, Bet you just hit a Grand Slam with her.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 03-13-2017 04:37 PM

Wow! John your Granddaughter will love it. Nice work!

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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#11 posted 03-13-2017 05:38 PM

Great looking house.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#12 posted 03-13-2017 05:42 PM

Getting a lot of Granpa points for this one Bruce, well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#13 posted 03-13-2017 05:59 PM

Grand daughters don’t NEED play houses but Grandpas NEED to do anything they can for granddaughters. That’s because those little girls are so sweet. I built one for my daughter and 20 years later I built one for my granddaughter. If I live long enough I’ll build one for my great granddaughter…... Ad so it goes

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#14 posted 03-13-2017 11:19 PM

Great job on the playhouse, Bruce. Getting paid in smiles and the laughter of children makes it all worth it!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#15 posted 03-14-2017 12:47 AM

Good job Grandpa!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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