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Project by Gerben posted 12-29-2012 06:14 PM 3636 views 26 times favorited 22 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 12-29-2012 06:16 PM

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 12-29-2012 06:19 PM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 07:07 PM

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

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#4 posted 12-29-2012 08:45 PM

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

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 12-29-2012 08:53 PM

Nice job. Bet he like it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 12-30-2012 12:11 AM

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 12-30-2012 02:49 AM

that is amazing! great work

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#8 posted 12-30-2012 11:31 AM

Now that’s cool. A boys doll house.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 12-30-2012 01:39 PM

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 12-30-2012 04:12 PM

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 12-31-2012 04:02 AM

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 01-01-2013 12:38 AM

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

-- Art

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#13 posted 01-01-2013 03:05 PM

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

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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#14 posted 01-02-2013 05:41 PM

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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