Animal House

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Project by Bahremu posted 05-23-2011 05:06 PM 1220 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I guess this can be called my first commission piece.

During a trip to the BORG a few weeks ago, I brought my 6yo son with me. He saw a picture of a doll house while we walked the lumber aisles and told me his Appa (the big stuffed animal at the bottom) needs a house. I bought the wood and gave him paper to draw the plans.

The result was a simple one-bedroom/one-bath house for a giant flying bison.

It is made from paint grade maple plywood, and fir ply for the roof. The second floor is dadoed in place as is the dividing wall. I used a lock joint for the exterior walls and main floor. I was planning on adding working door, but the architect told be they weren’t needed. The colours were chosen by my son, and the whole family spent an evening painting it. It’s painted in guache and acrylic.

It is about 36”x12” and 30”-ish tall.

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 03:43 PM

Your son must have captured the only flying bison in existence, glad that the entire family was able to
help create a friendly enclosure/home for the animal. Looks like your home is the start of a very
wonderful story, thank you for sharing it with us, and I hope it continues with many more such projects.
You can learn skill and craftsmanship with experience, but the love is added when the building takes place.

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

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