This children’s playhouse took about 3 months to design and build. Is is composed of 95% redwood with touches of oak, walnut, marine stainless hardware and removable acrylic windows. All the doors and windows are held in place with embedded rare earth magnets to make them easy to open without any exposed hardware. The interior has 2 levels plus a small movable bench up in the eaves so kids can peer out the skylight. Features include a secret compartment in the floor, a cargo hoist on the front and battery powered LED lighting.
It’s been featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article on Bay Area tree houses.
I built this gate to replace an older one farther back in our driveway. It’s solid redwood and constructed with mortise and tenon joinery. The door is intended to be somewhat hidden with no latch hardware. The gate is held closed with embedded rare earth magnets and open with a firm push. The structure also obscures our garbage cans.
After a long period of inactivity (Very busy with work) I’m working on Phoebe’s bed again. The Headboard and footboard are almost finished.
I’ve had a little more time lately to make progress on Phoebe’s bed frame. I recently finished the primary mortise and tenon joints and fit the main posts and rails of the headboard and footboard. The next step is cutting secondary mortise in the top and bottom rails for the pillow slats as I am calling them. I am going to have to build a jig to hold the boards on edge for these cuts which are going to be the most challenging step in this bed design.