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Project by KWBaughb posted 06-02-2020 01:48 AM 644 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Delivering the kids bench to our grandkids (see previous post) gave me an opportunity to finally complete their playhouse that I had started for them just before lockdown. I had started one for them at their previous property, but they moved before it was finished, so this one just kind of evolved from the various pieces I salvaged from that effort, along with the constraints of building directly on the solid bedrock of the Canadian Shield.The platform is about 12’ x 8’; the playhouse itself is 8’ x 5’ and the tube slide is about 8’ high. A fun build where precision is a little less critical, but the 3 and 6 year olds were always close by to offer advice on what was good (& bad) about the design as it came together. It was given final inspection and approval by the two new “owners” (grandkids) this afternoon.





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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 06-02-2020 05:56 AM

Your grandkids should never want to leave “home.” You might have to build one next to your house if you ever want them to visit.

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 06-02-2020 10:08 AM

Nice of you to do. We built our own in the “woods” out of scrap.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 06-02-2020 10:47 AM

A great job and the grandkids will be happy.

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#4 posted 06-02-2020 12:47 PM

Nothing more fun than the twisty escape-slide out of the backdoor for when your fort is overrun by the invaders.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 06-02-2020 01:20 PM

And the best grandparent award of the year goes to…. drum roll please…. YOU!!!
Bet the grandkids love it.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#6 posted 06-02-2020 01:38 PM

I want one, but can’t figure out how to keep the kids out of it :)

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#7 posted 06-02-2020 03:20 PM

That’s a fantastic tree house.

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#8 posted 06-02-2020 05:42 PM

in Kind minute …....

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#9 posted 06-02-2020 10:21 PM



I want one, but can t figure out how to keep the kids out of it :)

- swirt


I’m just wondering if you’d be willing to list it on VRBO. Looks like a wonderful vacation getaway!
Beautifully done. I’m with Swirt. I want one too!

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#10 posted 06-03-2020 10:46 AM

Sir, Your the man…
What a great playhouse or as we’d say downunder; a top cubby!
The grandkids will love it as will all the neighbourhood kids….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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