Bella's Backyard

Submitted by ebuffy99 on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:48

My first project ever was the red picnic table about a year ago and have built many more as housewarming/kid's bday gifts. This Christmas, instead of buying my daughter more toys, I decided to build her a playhouse. Not only was it a very special gift for her but also freed up space in my house being able to put her play kitchen, table, and other toys in it. The small changes we made were the size of the deck to better fit our available space and the shutters (made out of scrap 1x2s and hinged to close with a hook and eye). We put down 3/4" treated plywood as the base and then used 1 box of vinyl plank flooring that looks like wood to hold up to the Texas humidity. I eventually want to make accordion-like shutters for the front window but have up a bug curtain (used for regular size doorways and closes together with magnets) that I cut in half to fit. We have bad mosquitoes here in Texas! I also added a wireless doorbell.

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Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
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Wed, 04/03/2013 - 04:58

You did an amazing job! Lucky little girl. Looks so cozy inside and out!

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