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My husband and I built this play house for my daughter’s preschool. I based the dimensions off of the space constraints and looked online for how to build a roof. We used 2 sheets of siding cut into squares for the roof’s shingled effect. We worked for about a week solid on this and had to construct it in pieces so that we could assemble it when we arrived at the school.

I’m proud to say it’s been two years and the thing is still standing! The roof is surprisingly leak-proof. Which really means nothing when the windows and doors are wide open. :)

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#1 posted 05-28-2008 07:18 AM

Really nice, Kiersten. It’s got great proportions and is really tasteful. So many are too simple and so many are gaudy. I really like this. Thanks for posting.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 05-28-2008 07:31 AM

Thanks, Mot. I’m thrilled it turned out and hasn’t collapsed on a kid! After working on it for a week, it really put in perspective how building toy boxes is a helluva lot easier than building tiny kid houses.

-- Kiersten, Los Angeles,

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#3 posted 05-28-2008 08:36 AM

That is really pretty cool…oh yes ….You kids did a great job …..thanks …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#4 posted 05-28-2008 01:33 PM

Lots of work but well worth the effort. Well done.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#5 posted 05-28-2008 01:34 PM

Nice work. Looks well built. Nice simple, clean design. I like your idea of cutting your own shingles..they look great.


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#6 posted 05-28-2008 01:51 PM

Adorable playhouse. You do excellent work.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 05-28-2008 02:51 PM

A great project that will serve as the foundation for many great childhood memories. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 05-28-2008 03:41 PM

Very nice work Kiersten , I am sure the kids will love it for years to come .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#9 posted 05-28-2008 04:37 PM

Hi Kiersten

Love it! Great looking play house. You guys did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 05-28-2008 04:56 PM

That’s really nice looking! You both did a great job with it. I’m sure the preschool appreciates it a bunch. I like the stain/color.

Thanks for sharing it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 05-28-2008 06:11 PM

Very nice work Kiersten

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#12 posted 05-28-2008 06:25 PM

That’s pretty cool! I will probably end up building one for my daughter.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 05-29-2008 04:17 AM


This is a wonderful playhouse that I am sure is popular with the preschool set. Children just seem to love to play in these. But they also can be quite hard on them and, the fact that it is in great shape after two years speaks volumes about the quality of its construction.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#14 posted 05-31-2008 06:47 PM

Nice little playhouse. Kids love those things, don’t they? mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 06-01-2008 08:16 PM

that is adorable!
my younger daughters would knock each other over to get into that!
my oldest daughter would simply give me a hard time for not building her one when she was little!

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