What started as a small and simple playhouse for my Grandchild soon got carried away and turned into a 2 year hobby for myself. The playhouse is a one and a half story 8' X 10'structure elevated 4 ft off the ground with storage space below. The playhouse is fully insulated for winter use (needs only a small electric heater) and has a 12 volt electrical system using standard household outlets, switches and light fixtures converted to 12 volt for safety. The exterior is vinyl siding and a 30 year asphalt roof. Interior is sheet-rocked and carpeted with oak trim and oak furnishing of which the coffee table, folding kitchen table and kitchen were also made by Grandpa. Although my own design, my limited building experience was supplemented by many hours on the internet looking for building tips (where I discovered the addicting world of Rockler). Future additions include converting the 12 volt battery electrical system to solar and adding an evaporation based cooling system for summer comfort. I can't wait!
Time to Build: Over 300 Hours
"I live in NJ, and wish there was a physical store near where I live. My experience with rockler.com is second to none. Not only are your products first rate, but customer service/product support is exceptional. I've called several times, and never received someone on the other end of the phone who was anything but extremely helpful, patient, and friendly. The biggest compliment I can give is that I TRUST Rockler for all my woodworking needs. The only other store I can say that about is LL Bean. My wood working friends in western NJ love Rockler. Keep on keepin' on - and get a store here in Jersey!!" -
- 05/21/2012 See more...