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Childrens Garden /Cubby Playhouse

After the near completion of  building a deck and screen for the owners…

Decking and Screen

Decking and Screen

 

…the question arose,  over tea and scones,

“WHAT COULD WE PUT ‘HERE’ …

…FOR THE KIDS ? “

"here"

“Here”

” Here” was the usable  space of around 3.6×2.0 meters including  a tree taking up the corner area of  the fence. (just enough room for a small slide we surmised)

 

The 2 children were brother and sister and had a relatively small space to play with. So the end decision  was we’d put an elevated Cubby in for them.

 

After further consultations with  brother & sister we arrived at the following:

Sisters   Brief :

” We would like  to be able to be in the cubby at the same times with our friends and  at separate times as well.

If I/we need to get away from my brother and his mates we’ll need a quick exit strategy like a slide for me and my gal pals and the boys can have a firemans pole…

Childrens slide

Childrens slide

 

…as you will be aware it’s everyone for themselves if they…. or we all go crazy….

 

….especially all at the same times! ….

 

 

…and so perhaps put a climbing frame in  right next to the ladder.

 

Climbing frame and ladder

Climbing frame and ladder

 

There should be some windows  we can open as well … and to go with the door….

……there will be a door won’t there?

I’d like a lock on the door too please to keep my brother out should the need arise.

Cubby house sliding windows

Cubby house sliding windows

Perhaps a sliding window on the side  because we don’t want it to interfere with anyone racing through trying to  make a quick getaway on the slide  now do we?…

 

 

 

 

 

Cubby house RHS hinged window

Cubby house RHS hinged window

… and please  could we  have a right hand side hinged window on the front verandah that can open right out… and yes high enough so that if my  brother farts we have an emergency exit as well as the door…pleeeeeze?…

 

 

 

Matching fleur-de-lis

Matching fleur-de-lis

 

 

…and a matching fleur-de-lis on the verandah beam to tie it in with the existing  house.

Sandpit under cubby

Sandpit under cubby

 

 

We would love a sandpit underneath also and if you could seal that section off through  the middle and on the other side, to keep Mum n Dad happy, we can store all our toys and pool stuff.

 

 

 

 

Sealed section and door

Sealed section and door

 

So if you could seal that off as well and put a door on that too please that would be great.

 

 

 

 

 

Firemans pole and Flagpole

Firemans pole and Flagpole

 

My brother sooooo thinks he’s a pirate, like Jack Sparrow …so umm yea better put a flag pole in there somewhere.

 

He can hoist his ‘Jolly Roger’ but please  can we have the Aussie flag up for the house warming  when it’s built thanks.”

 

 

 

 

 

Brothers brief: ” Just put some handrails on it so we don’t fall off.”

 

Cubby /Decking framework

Cubby /Decking framework

Some pics through the build:

 

 

 

Set up of deck and basic framework

Cubby Decking

Cubby Decking

Cubby Deck

Cubby Deck

Climbing frame and ladder

Climbing frame and ladder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed Cubby

Completed Cubby

 

Completed Cubby

Completed Cubby

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