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    Default Recommend me a wooden outdoor cubby house

    Hi, I want to save and get my kids a decent sized cubby house that is good quality and will function as another place they will happily play outside in winter( I'm big on chucking the kids outside to play ) .

    I don't want to spend loads and end up with something that is too small or not made well. I saw one at bunnings for about $995 and seriously you coul probably only fit a Cosy coupe in there it was so small and rough with splintery wood !

    I want to be able to for a table and chairs ( kids) a little kiddy kitchen and blackboard and plant some flowers in planters in the window.

    Anyone recommend a brand ?

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    Default Recommend me a wooden outdoor cubby house

    Are you or your partner handy? You can make them pretty easily. That what we did. I think the materials were about $600 or so and it's a decent size. I can stand up in it in the middle without hunching and it will fit tables, chairs and a kitchen when we've made it.

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    I have always wanted a cubby for my kids but just can't find one decent enough, without spending a small fortune!

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    We got one that was waaaaayyyyyy too small and ended up having a handy man extend it for us . Unfortunately the kids rarely IF EVER play in, so all in all for us its been a waste of money.

    Anyway, what I was going to say was that I noticed an advert in the paper last year from the local Trade School where they were selling off wooden cubby houses that were made by the carpentry students. I think they were around $1k but they were a decent size and very well made. Do you have something similar nearby where you could go and check them out before you buy.

    A friend of mine got one for her kids from Steel Chief and paid about $1300 and its pretty schmiko.

    My advice too, get one that doesnt require painting, so just plain boards where you can slap a coat of stain on. Ours is painted cream and its peeled in the sun so it looks pretty terrible.

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