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Project by Keelan posted 03-26-2011 04:45 PM 2197 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I worked on during a workterm with JW Lindsay(a construction company from here).
It was made as a donation for an IWK children’s hospital auction.
Its made entirely of spruce, the siding was all done from 1×6 ripped on a bevel on the bandsaw.
Roof is was done with cedar shingles. There is a mount on the side for a beam to support a swing set. A trap door was made under some counters inside. It cost rougly $1200 in materials and went for just over $5000 at the auction. It was down from a whopping $18000 the previous year.

it took roughly a week to complete with 4 of us working on it. I wish I had the finished painted look but our shop didnt do the finish painting. Shingles and most of the siding were done by just me, and the custom fasia was done by me.

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 04:53 PM

Very nice job on the workmanship. It was really nice of you to do this for such a worthy cause. I don’t think the final price has anything to do with the project. Its just the economy. You should feel very satisfied.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 07:52 PM

Great work and congrats….. Nice and fun to help that way.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 03:37 AM

That is a very nice playhouse. Some child will be tickled to have it and, I’m sure the children at the hospital will benefit greatly.

RW Jones

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 04:31 AM

Nice!! I want to do something like this but as a Garden Implement Shed. Good cause! GOOD For YOU!!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 03:40 PM

great looking play house. Fun to build like that, its how I built my garden shed. lots of fun, thanks for posting

-- wooley

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