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Project by nicksshoppe posted 1132 days ago 1303 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last fall I built this bus stop for my girls. My oldest just started K1. Well if you’ve notice how much snow we got this year I couldn’t have built it to soon. Now that spring is here i’m already being asked if thay can sell lemon aide out of it. I don’t supose my girls are ready for summer.

-- nicksshoppe





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twokidsnosleep

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#1 posted 1132 days ago

Super cute and the project is great as well

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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stockmaker

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#2 posted 1132 days ago

Nice, I could live in that. good work.

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David LaBolle

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#3 posted 1132 days ago

That’s a great structure.

It can be so many things for them. Bus stop, lemon-aid stand, Little House on the Prairie, School room, etc.

Is it far enough back from the road that you can safely let them play in it as they wish, when they want?

How about adding a simple plywood door that can easily be slid onto its hinges, or put away in the garage as you wish, depending on the season and current use? Maybe a split top and bottom Dutch door.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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MayflowerDescendant

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#4 posted 1132 days ago

GREAT job!

Lemonade stand, fruit / vegetable stand, flower stand … the sky’s the limit. You’ve got some enterprising girls there.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 1132 days ago

Looks like 2 happy customers.

Great project.

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

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#6 posted 1132 days ago

Oh, Wonderful! You’d better patent that! It’s a highly salable item, I’d think. What a great idea. Bless your heart, your girls will Always remember that, and Fight over it for their own when they’re grown.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Canexican

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#7 posted 1132 days ago

Nice job Dad, your daughters will remeber that little building for a long time and create alot of great memories inside.

-- www.woodshopdude.com

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DLCW

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#8 posted 1132 days ago

The kids that ride my bus would be thrilled top having something that nice. I won’t show them the picture or they will want me to build several of them.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 1132 days ago

Lemonade at the bus stop… gotta repaint it yellow or green then! :) You sure were inspired to build it… it’s very nice by the way.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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nicksshoppe

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#10 posted 1131 days ago

Yellow was the original color pick being a bus stop and all. But once I added the artificial bellfree <sp> red was the way to go I thought. And yea after this winter I wished I built some kind of door. Who knew we were going to get 12’ of snow this year. Wasn’t really all that bad till the plow went by. The stop is far enough back that it didn’t get buried but close enough that a door is in the works. I had pondered the dutch door. All in all the stop is close to the road so unless we’re with them at this age they don’t get to play at will in the little school house. Country road or not. Stay tuned I’ll post the yard beacon I built for them in the yard. Thank you all for the feed back. Nick
PS I totaly grew up with the Waltons and Little House

-- nicksshoppe

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David LaBolle

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#11 posted 1131 days ago

Since they, and the little red schoolhouse/bus stop are both so small, maybe you can move it back further in the yard during summer vacation. When I was little we had a small playhouse in the yard and had great adventures in it at that age.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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Will Mego

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#12 posted 1131 days ago

I love these little houses whenever I pass them on the road up here in the north.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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#13 posted 1130 days ago

I wish I had one of those when I was a kid. Great job.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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trainwreck

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#14 posted 1122 days ago

What a neat idea!

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