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Project by Christophret posted 06-25-2013 12:33 AM 1105 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey All,
Its been a while since my last project post so I figured I’d check in with some progress to share.
My grandaughter turned 2 recently, and we decided to build a playhouse/playground for her.
And if you get the meaning of the first picture, her sibling/s as well…

Long story short…kinda.
We had a pool at my son’s house. Insurance company gave us hassles and with the up keep cost, my son decided to scrap it. We were left with a free standing deck. The wife and I brainstomed what to do with it and decided to create a playground with a playhouse. I said to her, you buy the slide and pick out the house you want and I’ll build it. So she bought a big yellow twisting tube slide and my fate was sealed. First, I shoveled 24 tons of top soil into the the recess of the yard where the pool was. Planted grass. Then it was off to the lumber yard. That was the easy part.
My wife handed me a stack of pictures she found on the net and I really took a shine to one. I enjoy a challenge.

It’s not finished yet so the next few posts will bring you up to speed. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!





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#1 posted 06-25-2013 12:38 AM

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 12:41 AM

Bah… The pictures posted backwards progression…

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 12:47 AM

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 12:53 AM


Bubbles are way more important than anything else right now


Tucked away for the night.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 03:19 AM

This is so nice! I love it and I know your little girl will love it too! Nice work!

This is just my opinion but maybe you should change the Project photo to a picture of the house. I think you might get more people interested in your work. To be honest with you, I almost didn’t click on your project.

I hope you post the house when you finish it.
Thanks for sharing! And your little girl is cute!!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 08:35 AM

Nice work, and by the looks of it I may not be the only one!

We have a pub here in QLD called the Ettamoga pub is a cartoon style build with no square sides or edges anywhere, your construction reminds me of it on a smaller scale.

I will go find a picture for you.

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 08:40 AM

Here we go take a look a similarity is there.

enjoy !!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 04:44 PM

It looks like a kind of a cross between a boat and a fairy tale castle. Very cool! The kids are gonna LOVE IT!

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#9 posted 06-25-2013 06:11 PM

Very cool… Nice work, sure the girls will get plenty of use out of it :) Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#10 posted 06-25-2013 10:12 PM

great playhouse,she’ll love it.can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 06-26-2013 03:28 AM

Thanks all!
WoodShaver thanks!
I took your advise. Thanks
robcastle, Yeah that does remind me of the tapered walls.
Boy they are tough… everything is compound mitres… and cuvrves.
Cool stuff.

No fancy materials here. 1/2” sanded pine plywood, 3/4” No 2 pine, 5/4” no 2 pine and some firing strips.
All countersunk exterior decking screws. You could roll this thing down the road and it will survive.
And that is exactly what I plan to do.

A little update on the progress.



-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#12 posted 06-26-2013 03:58 AM

This is such a cool project. Glad to see you posted more photos of this great little house. I can understand all the compound cuts after building two Victorian style Gazebos. I think your little house has a few more complicated cuts though.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#13 posted 06-27-2013 04:32 PM

Wow! Super playhouse! Awesome design and work on that beauty that I’m sure the kids will get a lot of great memories. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

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#14 posted 06-29-2013 01:43 AM

Thanks Guys!
It’s been a fun project.
My grandaughter already has her furniture picked out: Her “Dora the Explorer” Table and chairs. hehe

I managed to make a little more progress.
I finished the cedar roof and moved on to the rest of the windows and door. The plywood will all be painted but I’m pondering a good finish for the western red cedar roof shakes. I’d like to keep the cedar natural, and even make it pop. I dont want it to turn grey.

I was wondering what would be the best finish for a cedar shake roof?

I’m really happy with the door.

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#15 posted 06-29-2013 02:01 AM

What a great job your doing on this little play house. Make me want to be a kid again!
Cedar shakes will age to a silver gray if you just leave them natural. But I guess if you wanted to put a finish on them Linseed oil would be good or a nice color deck stain would look good too.
Great project!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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