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Project by john posted 2687 days ago 1909 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone
Here is a playhouse i did last summer for a good friend of mines son .
His name is Ziggy.
I used 2X2s for the framing and finished plywood for the exterior.
It took 50 1×6 to trim it off. 3 coats of paint.
It has 6 roofs and 11 windows.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866





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Karson

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#1 posted 2687 days ago

Very nice playhouse John

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#2 posted 2687 days ago

WOW, that is some playhouse!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2687 days ago

Pretty fancy!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2687 days ago

It’ll be a long time before Ziggy outgrows that playhouse. That’s almost as big as my cabin.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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scottb

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#5 posted 2687 days ago

There’s a house in Mass. en route to my wife’s grandparents house, that is hardly bigger than this is. I’m not kidding, the car in the driveway could barely park inside. The neighbors all have normal houses… So unless that is the entrance to a subterranean, or perhaps hiding a missle silo, there’s no way more than one or two grade-school kids could live in it.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Don

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#6 posted 2687 days ago

Wow, John, that’s great! I bet it’s almost buried under snow at the moment.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2687 days ago

I think that Ziggy knows not how spoiled he is…..

Scott, Oprah did a show recently about small living spaces and there was one family (father and son) that lived in a house that was built in the little alleyway between two houses. The owner on one side was tired of people walking through the walkway so he built a house there. It’s pretty much as wide as you could stretch your arms.
Another gentleman lived in what I would call a furnished fishing hut (about the size of this playhouse). No indoor plumbing (except a compost toilet, ... is that what they are called??) He was loving his life. The trailer/house/hut was on wheels, parked in what looked like a park area. Not sure if he owned the land. And because he had pretty much zero expenses he spent all his money on living life rather than on “things”. It was really interesting to see how little space one needs to be happy.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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john

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#8 posted 2687 days ago

Thank you everyone for all the nice comments.
I kind of got carried away when i was building it.
The main structure was built in 22 pieces .
I built it at my house then took it apart and reconstructed it in the location its at now in 20 mins .Then i did the exterior on the spot.
Thanks again
john

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2687 days ago

so you built it TWICE?? !!!

((shaking my head)).
It’s beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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john

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#10 posted 2687 days ago

Thank you Debbie
I am going to build 1 more for my new grand child coming in July.
This time i will get a lot more pictures and i am going to draw up plans for this one.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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oscorner

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#11 posted 2687 days ago

I can see an assembly line of these sold as playhouse kits, sold all across the nation and the joy in the lucky recipients, for birthdays, Christmas and just because. You’ll be a millionaire!! ;^) That’s an awesome thing that you did for, Ziggy and your Grandchild will soon learn just how lucky it is that you’re the Grandfather.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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john

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#12 posted 2687 days ago

Thank you for the very nice compliment.
I will let yous know if and when i get some plans together.

Thanks again

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2687 days ago

I can see your grandchild and his grandparents hanging out in the retreat-home, chatting about days gone by and what awaits in the future. Yup.. lots of wisdom will be shared between those four walls/6 roofs/11 windows.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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john

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#14 posted 2687 days ago

Thanks Debbie
It actualy has 20 separate walls.
Each corner jogs out 6 inches.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 2687 days ago

ah… 20 walls/6 roofs/11 windows.. yikes!!
:)

My kids loved their shed when they were little. I had their dad insulate it and put a skylight in the roof and 2 windows that opened. I also had the doors made into “barn doors” where the tops of the doors could be left open to let sunlight in, to be used as a “serving window”, and so Mom could keep an eye on the happenings inside. They had so much fun; they would have LOVED LOVED LOVED a building such as this. Wow, they would have thought they were “somebodies”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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