|Project by JAcker||posted 04-28-2013 12:39 AM||860 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
Fourteen 5-7 year old girls, $80 and most of my tools offline. The boxes are cedar and were assembled and painted by the girls with only a little adult help.
I started with some plans I found on-line courtesy of the State of New York. I cut the pieces (last picture) in batches on my miter saw. I cut the “door” holes in pairs on the drill press. I pre-drilled the “hinge” nail holes and nail holes on the roof and backing board. It only took about 30 minutes to do all the cutting – longer to sand the edges so the girls would not catch splinters.
Construction was a blast and, somewhat miraculously, only one of them was put together wrong. I am glad I spent some time planning the pre-drilled parts and coming up with an assembly plan.