Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Warning......Construction in progress

Just before the holidays, our old, old shed had to come down as it was a potential hazard. David, the avid recycler, decided to use as much as he could from the old shed to make a cubby house for the boys. His aim was to make it completely without having to spend a cent. Unfortunately he had to buy a couple of posts, but other than that it's made from things he's scrounged from around our garden and my dad's shed.


This became the school holiday project.

The boys tried to help as much as they could - it was quite fun to watch them enthusiastically telling David what to do!



The lookout tower - no doubt they will be spying on me in the kitchen!!


As you can see, David has used the old iron from the shed to clad half the cubby.


This is how it looks today. The boys have moved in and made a huge mess which doesn't bother me as I'd rather they mess that than my house - lol!

Finally a carved name plate for the door. David did the carving telling the boys in no uncertain terms that they absolutely, definootly shouldn't play with the carving tools as they were very, very sharp. A few minutes after he came inside, Julian came running in, looking very sheepish, needing a bandaid. Now he knows that dad really, trooly meant it! ouch!!

cheers
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x

20 comments:

Me said...

Fantastic! What a great space for the little people...nicely done! this is a project next on our list too!

Bird Bath said...

What a fantastic place to hang out! Great that you could use recycled materials and I love the team effort that went into the construction. It's the dream cubby-How much fun will they have here in years to come!!

Chookyblue...... said...

can't thru anything out incase you might need it again.......I have one of those dh's

nicolette said...

What a wonderful project!! They will enjoy it for years to come!

corry said...

What a wonderful playhouse it looks so great with the recycled old materials. Your boys did a real good job!

Leanne said...

I want "A David"..... what a great cubby..... love the glimpse inside with the kettle ..."anyone for tea"

My Love is..... said...

Awesome!! Fantastic Job.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Awesome cubby!! Great father and sons project.

Lorraine said...

gotta love the backyard cubby!! we have one in our garden that came with the house...whenever we have kids around they always go straight to the cubby....on one of the first visits a friend's two little girls came back to say that "that's not a real cubby house...there aren't any tea cups"...LOL ...actually come to think of it I still haven't remedied that!

karenjane said...

wow, thats such a cool cubby house, epecially the second story! love all the recycled bits, makes it look like a real boys fort (reminds my of a fort in a book i read to the kids a while back)tell the boys i hope their having lots of fun in it xoxo

Kris said...

I love the cubby. Your men did a great job. I think every backyard needs a cubby. We have it on our list too!

this is my patch said...

This is such a cool place for the kids to hang out. I'd like one of these for birdwatching! x

Poppy and Mei said...

It's brilliant!
Now...how do we get him over here...;) Xxx

Jacquie said...

fabulous! they are going to have so much fun there!!

Kali said...

Cubbys are the best!!!!!
And this one's a ripper!
Look at those munchkins...they're in cubby heaven.
This brings back memories...I was such a tomboy and had such fun being one.
xo Kali

Gina said...

What a cool cubby!..I love that it's built from recycled materials.. the iron cladding is very rustic with heaps of character..and with Spring arriving tomorrow.. lots of outside playtime! :D Gx

emma said...

cool cubby! The thing I like most about an outside cubby is that you can send all the ugly toys that you don't want in the house out there!

Bec said...

What a fantastic job - it looks sensational. And so great that it's made from practically all recycled materials!!!

Blossom said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!
what a great cubby!!!

and so great it was made out of recycled stuff!!

two hippos said...

What a really brilliant piece of recycling! And a lookout tower, just looks like so much fun.