The Playhouse

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Project by Jon_in_BK posted 01-12-2011 09:19 PM 1866 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 11:41 PM

Inspiration at its best, followed by creativity!
I used to live in Queens. A small patio is like a farm!

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 11:54 PM

Nice going, Jon. IMHO, there is no better hobby than woodworking. You can build a whole lots of useful things and have a whole lot of fun while you’re doing it. You’re always learning something new and you’re skills are always improving. There are so many reasons why woodworking is a great hobby. Welcome aboard; I know that you will like Lumberjocks.

-- 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 01-13-2011 01:10 AM

Great job

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

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