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Project by crooked posted 04-13-2012 04:19 AM 2060 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to Europe with my Dad in 2010 and was inspired by the wide variety of architecture, so I decided to make a castle to remember my trip by. The goat skull over the drawbridge was provided by my buddy John. It comes complete with a dungeon, rampart and turrets. The hinges on the door come from my root cellar which was in sore need of remodeling. The crooked staircase inside was the achievement of my cohort Chad Blecha. He has a tendency to make things look more screwed up than I do! Now I just need to figure out the moat set up…..

-- al, colorado, crookedbirdhouse.com





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jacob34

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 05:32 AM

very nice, kinda has a tim burton feel to it

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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majuvla

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 05:46 AM

CrazyNice details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Douwe

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 08:42 AM

You build a beautyfull romantic castle!
Your style is quite similar to the drawings of Anton Pieck, a well known European (Dutch) artist.
You might like what he made.

-- Douwe

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TedM

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#4 posted 04-13-2012 12:07 PM

Gee, Dad, can I play with it? :)

Very cool!

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Billy Hernandez Jr

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#5 posted 04-13-2012 12:47 PM

Very cool, but I think I would have to fire the maintaiince man.

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Chad Hamilton

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#6 posted 04-13-2012 01:34 PM

Just looking at the portcullis made out of rusty nails, I would made sure that my kid is up to date on his tetanus shot booster!

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amagineer

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#7 posted 04-13-2012 01:40 PM

It looks like something you see in a movie. I really love the introduction of the stone and brick in the walls. Great design.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 04-13-2012 04:34 PM

Awesome way to remember a trip!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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vakman

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#9 posted 04-13-2012 07:44 PM

This is fantastic!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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stefang

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#10 posted 04-13-2012 10:26 PM

Looks fun. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-15-2012 03:36 PM

Many interesting details, thanks for posting

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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