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Project by Bearpaw posted 915 days ago 3799 views 14 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not my project, but a friend that is not a LJ member, but he should be. He turns beautiful pens.

Mike is a Marine (there are no ex-marines) that has two young children. This is the playhouse he built for them. He has had as much or more fun finding items for it and building than the children will ever get out of it.
The spaceship carries the Ukraine flag because his wife is from there.

Mike is, also, a good friend and I am posting this in his honor for service to our country, and for his love of his children. Maybe, just maybe, if more men would have this kind of love for their child this world would be better off.

After seeing the work that you LJ’s do for your children, then you know I am not speaking of you. I have the pleasure of belonging to the greatest bunch of men and women.

Thanks for looking.

Bear Paw

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin





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DaddyT

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#1 posted 915 days ago

That is so cool!! And your right about loving our children! They are a special gift from God! We should treat them as such

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 915 days ago

I love it!

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

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 915 days ago

Built for the kids? Those seats look a bit big! It is a cool place for kids to play. Thanks for letting us see it. My kids had a 3 level tree fort. A little crude compared to this, but it worked.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 915 days ago

Bearpaws comment is greatly appreciated, I am honored by his post.

I appreciate all those that donated various materials and ideas for this project, including Bearpaw. My overall cost was $300 but the look on the kids faces is well worth any effort or price.

I am currently waiting on the MIB to show up demanding to know what I am doing with a “spaceshuttle” in the backyard.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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308Gap

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#5 posted 915 days ago

Scotty…I need more power!

I’m giving it all she’s got Captain.

Very cool play house for kids, the deflector array is perfect. Good job Dad.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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cmiller

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#6 posted 915 days ago

That’s awesome, I bet those kids are all over that. If I was a kid I know that I would be.

-- -caleb

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RalphCompton

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#7 posted 914 days ago

Man oh Man! If I’d had that as a kid I’d have never grown up! Beautiful!

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tommyireland

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#8 posted 914 days ago

cool play house and cool dad. i enjoy making for the kids let it just be bookcass or a new bed . if they like it it makes me fell a mill bucks . my kids are my life and dont care who knows it or what they think of me saying it

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GMman

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#9 posted 914 days ago

That is some nice

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 914 days ago

I am crazy about this and there is no telling how this playhouse will catapult those children into a wonderfully creative career by inspiring their imagination about what they might accomplish in their lives. Nice work.

-- 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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nailbanger2

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#11 posted 914 days ago

Michael Curtis, do I detect a little Roddenberry influence?

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Jimboe

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#12 posted 914 days ago

wow !!! looks like something i would have cried for as a kid !!!! his kids have to be the most popular in the neighborhood… very nice !

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mafe

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#13 posted 914 days ago

The coolest playhouse!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bluepine38

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#14 posted 914 days ago

Great project, I am glad my great-grandkids are not on this site or I would have another request I could not
refuse and my daughter would have less space in her back yard. She does not spoil her grand kids, she is just
pre conditioning them for Great grandpa. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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granite

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#15 posted 914 days ago

WOW! I Love it!

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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