This is the project that got me going. I live in Brooklyn and have a very small patio for outdoor space. This spring I was helping a friend with a bigger yard assemble a playhouse from a kit for his kids. And I got to thinking that maybe I could somehow make one for my kids too. Even though I had no experience of any kind I went for it. After a little brain-twisting I realized that I could build it right on top of our planter in a corner that doesn’t get a lot of sunlight anyway. I designed it, put it together and then I was hooked. I started buying books on building cabins and read them for fun. But it soon dawned on me that I live in the city with two small kids, and there is no way I will be building anything like that anytime soon. It took a little while until I realized that woodworking and furniture making is the way to go..I cleaned out the basement, got some tools and am now just getting started.