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Project by Gerben posted 572 days ago 2119 views 24 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plywood castle. Made in two part, so a kid can literally play inside the castle.
Chains from the bridge automatically retract into the sealed part of the tower.
Not entirely sure about the finish. Although in the pictures it looks a lot worse then it really is (it’s a lot darker). I painted on the stain, but probably had to wipe it on. The signs next to the bridge were ironed on. The incorporate the name of the boy it was for (Alex).

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#1 posted 572 days ago

What a WONDERFUL playtime project! Alex is going to have so much fun with this!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 572 days ago

Very very cool,the neatest of designs and a super build.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 572 days ago

Nice job. Should stand up to the boy’s besieging for years to come.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#4 posted 571 days ago

That is so cool. I would’ve disappeared in my room for hours at a time with something like that around.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#5 posted 571 days ago

Nice job. Bet he like it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 571 days ago

I can see Alex pretending to be a Knight, Prince, or even King of his domain. Great design and super work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 571 days ago

that is amazing! great work

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#8 posted 571 days ago

Now that’s cool. A boys doll house.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 571 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words.
Alex is only one and a half years old, so they put it on a self in his bedroom, till he is old enough. But I was told he ofter was pointing at it, indicating he wanted to play with it.

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#10 posted 571 days ago

Cool build for a budding Arthur.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 570 days ago

That’s a super project! Any plans for an adult sized fort?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#12 posted 569 days ago

Now you need to make a trebuchet to go with it. :D

-- Art

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#13 posted 569 days ago

This is very cool! always cool to build something yourself for the kids!

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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#14 posted 568 days ago

That is so wonderful! I know it’s not easy to make that.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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