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Project by 404 - Not Found posted 10-15-2011 05:23 PM 6039 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbour from two doors down wanted a playhouse made for her daughter’s birthday. So I obliged (this isn’t it). Coming up to Christmas, my daughter wanted her own playhouse – “but you made one for Erin” – I must have heard that about 50 times. I finally caved in, and spent quite a while designing this chalet type offering which had everything a little girl could want. steps, porch, stable door and windows. My sister-in-law was happy to make the gingham curtains to really set it off.
The footprint is about 8’ square to get the most economical use of materials. About six months later I was commissioned to make another one for one of my daughter’s friends (although I changed the door slightly so it wasn’t identical) – glad I kept the plans.

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 05:36 PM

Now thats a play house. The smiless say it all. You Rock Dad!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 08:25 PM

Great job it’s a winner ,look at all those smiling faces. Your a good dad eight thumbs up plus mine.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 09:38 PM

Glad to see that the little girl gets her wish. Been there, done that. Now it’s the grandkids. I know of a family that built a playhouse that looked like the family home. Playhouse has CH&AC, fireplace. shingle roof, etc.

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 10:30 PM

Heck, I wouldn’t mind having one like that myself. I’d put a cot in there for those nights when my wife was not happy with me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 03:05 AM

very nice, well done sir.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 04:46 AM

Sure hope our granddaughters don’t see this. How very quaint and I am sure the girls are loving it based on those smiles. Good JOB!

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#7 posted 10-16-2011 06:26 AM

Great Lookin House

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 10-16-2011 07:20 AM

I’d like to see the inside. The outside is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 10-16-2011 03:12 PM

Great play house, I hope my grand daughter never logs into LumberJocks or I will have no free time left :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#10 posted 02-19-2012 11:21 PM

Very nice design and construction. You mentioned that you saved the plans. Any chance you might be willing to sell a copy of those plans?

-- ***My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my tools for what I told her I paid for them!***

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#11 posted 07-19-2015 09:32 AM

I am trying to get a fort built for my twin boys that are turning 10 next month. This is really nice, any chance there are plans for this?

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