The Playhouse for a Townhouse

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Project by WhiskeyWaters posted 12-19-2010 06:44 PM 1520 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A playhouse I built for my son(s, we’re expecting in Jan). I used a router on table to create a half inch wide dado for the cedar edging. A cedar post with a deck cap from Lowes provides the stability.

This project ihad some interesting design challenges. First, I couldn’t build something permanent, as I’m a renter, not owner. Second, I had very limited indoor and outdoor space for this project. Designing in planes, using plywood, seemed to solve the space issue. Industrial velcro attaches the sides to the townhouse itself and provides good stability. The cedar edging protects the plywood. Paint and poly are reused from other projects.

Cost: 140ish, Time: 9 build hrs.

Approval: Priceless.

For a different perspective on this project, check That post will feature this project, but as a learning tool for kids.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 12-19-2010 08:15 PM

Great project as long as the boy is happy

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 08:36 PM

It’s wonderful. I wish that I had had one when I was a little boy. :)

-- 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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#3 posted 12-19-2010 09:36 PM

Just looking at that gleam in the boys eye tells us why the approval is priceless. Nice project and finish, thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 12-19-2010 10:31 PM

Every boy (and girl) needs a hidee-hole. Yours is a nice one.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 01-02-2011 08:14 AM

Nice, congratulations on both!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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