|Project by Peter Alkema||posted 01-14-2012 09:22 PM||4604 views||5 times favorited||23 comments|
The above picture was two years ago and below is the final product – just in time for our twin’s 4th birthday party!
This project is very close to my heart as it was a gift from my wife and I to our first set of twins for their second birthday. I built it in two months and it provides the perfect setting for our children to play their own version of house.
It is roughly 3,5m wide x 3,5m deep and features two large windows along the sides, a centre door and three windows in the front with a balcony looking onto the garden. There are two skylights in the pitched roof and the internal construction allows for future modifications such as interior stairs and a landing area. The wooden roof is waterproofed with bitchumen and the exterior wall cladding is tung and groove. The base is raised above the ground which is mounted on hardwood stakes and there are stairs leading up to the balcony in the front.
Sincee the second birthday in March 2010 I have completed the door, skylights and 3 of the 7 windows. My mum is making curtains and by their 4th birthday this March our goal is to finish the remaining windows, repaint and redo the flooring.
Lots more photos at: Wendy House album on Facebook
-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone - www.woodworkingbook.co.za