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Project by Alan posted 05-16-2010 04:28 AM 3496 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished the playhouse for my girls, they love it. I started it last fall with building the base. I was lucky to have a friend help lift and place the treated 6×6’s, they were heavy. So this spring it was the first outdoor project. I also had help from my sister who cut out the hearts and brother in law helped with the roof. My wife helped put up the walls and of course the kids helped paint and with general supervision. I guess it was a real team effort on this one. Oh, and there is storage underneath for some of my lumber.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 05:30 AM

That is awesome!..I love the way you get everyone involved to help you build some lumber storage, by disguising it as a playhouse, brilliant!!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 05:36 AM

Nice playhouse. they’ll love it.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 05:37 AM

Don’t tell them!

-- Alan, Prince George

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 05:40 AM

Oh, awesome. What a great joint project! They’ll know forever that they helped Dad and Mom build their own playhouse. Perfect.


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#5 posted 05-16-2010 05:46 AM

Glad to see it’s a playhouse for girls. After raising 2 of each (boys and girls, not playhouses), I can tell you that the fence you have there wouldn’t suffice for a boys “fort”. For the boys, I’d have had to put up a chicken wire enclosure around it and still put a net across the drop off!!

What a wonderful project, fun for the whole family and memories the girl’s will cherish for a lifetime.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 07:19 AM

Way to go Dad! Great looking play house for the girls. I am sure everyone involved had fun helping. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 03:42 PM

very nice, I bet it is the hit of the entire neighborhood.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 05:55 PM

A great dad very nice play house

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#9 posted 05-16-2010 08:30 PM

Very nice and colorful! Now all you need to do is build the furniture.

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#10 posted 05-17-2010 03:06 AM

that is a great playhouse for sure!
my kids want one now!

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#11 posted 05-17-2010 02:02 PM

nice playhouse

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#12 posted 05-17-2010 10:52 PM

Now that’s a cool project!

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

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#13 posted 05-17-2010 11:21 PM

I love it! I’ve been kind of looking around for something like this to do… thanks for the idea!

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#14 posted 05-19-2010 01:05 AM

Great Job. Looks very good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 05-19-2010 02:14 AM

Excellent. I agree my boys would have already gone over the edge.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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