Puppet Theatre

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Project by bch posted 574 days ago 574 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this puppet theater for my children for this holiday. My design goals were to make it large enough for them to get inside and hide (like a blanket fort, which is a big hit around here these days), and to use all materials that I already had. We achieved this excepting the paint and curtains.

There were many pieces of mismatched paneling in the home when we purchased it. Also, I had a bunch of 1×2” furring strips left over from a basement drywall project. I straightened up the furring strips and half lapped them into a frame. The theater really stiffened up when I skinned it, as expected, and surprisingly stiffened again when I added the shelf.

I largely designed it as I went. This worked out in every way except for the cross beam at the rear entrance that they have to step over to get in. So far no trouble there, however.

I really had a lot of fun building this and hope they enjoy it as well.

Happy Holidays!

-- --bch

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#1 posted 574 days ago

Great job, looks like satisfied customers!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 574 days ago

nice present.they look to be testing it out already.merry christmas.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 574 days ago

great idea,just those cute smiling faces makes it all worth while.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 574 days ago

This should bring plenty of family entertainment for years to come, great work Dad!

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#5 posted 574 days ago

Kids love these. Got a video from a lady i made one for today (present from santa this morning) of the kids using it and it is just priceless. Said they have been at it for hours. Nothing like kids with a smile on their faces. Great job!

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#6 posted 566 days ago

That is one wonderful theater, and what lovely smiles.
Great idea.
Best thoughts,

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

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