Gramma's house

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Gramma's house
Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:39 PM

mail boxsolar panel      Some time ago I purchased several piko builds that when arrived were all laying flat, broken parts and missing pieces, but hard to beat for 7 building for under $100.00. One was a old fashion house with a wraparound porch, railing was broken and half missing, several of the window muttons were broken and gone, and dried glue on every thing, a lot of scraping and sanding but there was potential. Wife had for a long time wanted a Gramma looking house, yellow with white trim. So I built her one, replace the porch railing with pola farm fence that I cut the top pointed stakes off, used evergreen for new support posts, and evergreen strips to replace the missing window muttons, and made a mailbox out of part of a 2010 air tank, a little big but rural had large boxes. Lettered the mail box with Silhouette cameo and lite the building with my much used $.98 solar path lights, adding an extra bulb outside the front wall just under the porch roof to illuminate the porch. Piko roofs like this one and others using rectangle panels lends itself to placing the solar panel remotely as apposed to just cutting a round hole,house frontporch side as it pretty much matches the stock roof panels. When I was finished I told my wife that I had built her a gramma house and explained she might have to loose a little weight in order to move it to it. She didn't think that too funny, and I started to see her point when the swelling started to go down.. Fun Build and she was happy, Bill   

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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:03 PM

opps, post the same picture twicehouse front

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Posted by ttrigg on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:03 PM

Someone else suffering coffee shortage.

Nice job.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:17 AM

Really cool!  I am probably going to get 4x PIKO walls in trade for parts from my broken "Annie."  Your creativity serves as an inspiration!

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