Princess Playhouse

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Project by hickeymad posted 06-10-2011 09:08 PM 1900 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Apologies for the poor quality photos. My wife and I decided to get a playhouse for our firstborn’s third birthday. After spending considerable time looking at the new kits as well as used sets on craigslist, I decided I could save us some cash and build a better one than what was available. 40 hours and $1500 later I’ve nearly finished this playhouse. Constructed entirely of western cedar, using bolts and deck screws. I followed the national safety guidelines to ensure it was constructed in such a way to minimize potential injuries. I’ve still got some of the finish trim to do, as well as a swing/monkey bars off the back side (which will connect to my eventual “brewers cabana”). Pretty happy with the results, especially considering a similar kit would have cost us at least double what I spent. My daughters love it!. I was worried my oldest would be to afraid of the climbing wall, but after one lesson she climbed it like she was a rock rat in Yosemite!

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 09:42 PM

Very Nice, the kids will enjoy many hours out there.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 09:43 PM

Looks great. I bought one last year and I bet it took me as long to build from plans as it did you from scratch.

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

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 10:46 PM

I’ll echo Rex’s comments. You probably got better quality and less frustration (due to poor instructions and missing parts). Very nice work!

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#4 posted 06-11-2011 03:15 AM

Nothing better!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#5 posted 06-11-2011 05:42 AM

Great work, I am sure they will use it for all kinds of adventures

-- Norman

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#6 posted 06-11-2011 09:40 AM

Great job. That will sure get their imaginations working overtime.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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