Category Archives: Projects

Here are some of the projects we’ve tacked over the years

Doll beds

For Christmas this year, the kids received (among other things!) dolls. I was told shortly after Thanksgiving that they’d need something to sleep in (why a cardboard box wouldn’t do, I have no idea). I  got the dimensions and some … Continue reading

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The kids’ playhouse

From a very early age, I have been obsessed with building small spaces. I turned couch cushions into forts, cardboard appliance boxes into bunkers and tunnels and built a small subdivision of treehouses on our property in New Hampshire. I … Continue reading

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Building the playhouse photos

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Callie’s sled

For Callie’s second Christmas, I built a sled. I copied the design from a photo on the LLBean site. I used 1/4″ oak boards bought at Home Depot, glued and screwed. I didn’t have a steaming box, so I soaked … Continue reading

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Toybox

For our granddaughter’s first birthday we built her a toy box. I used frame and panel construction — clear pine frames surrounding a 1/8-inch birch plywood panel. The ends were actually decorated hardboard panels that we found and saved while … Continue reading

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