Wednesday, December 05, 2012

DIY: DogHouse + PlayHouse (part 2)

The next day, I woke up and began hammering the walls onto the frames. My 2nd sis dropped by and she helped me to hammer some on while I saw the woods. But after sometimes I asked her to stop cos the structure is still very flimsy and since its heavier at the sides, the entire structure shakes more. :(

Another worry is that my dog refused to go into the structure. So my kids tried to persuade him and went in with him. The next day (how many days already? I lost count!) I removed the entire structure and redo them again. I KID YOU NOT. I removed the entire structure and started to hammer the walls onto the frame and then rejoined them back again with L-brackets and screws. This time the structure was much better than before. And the best part was when we found out that my dog started to rest in the half done structure.


After that, I abandoned my project for a week cos I was rushing my design project for my customer. Everyday I just walk pass my half done dog house and I get very stressed with it. First the house was half finished. I don't even know if I can finish it or it will last or not. Second, my front porch was in a mess with tools everywhere and I was worried that my dog will swallow some nails or screws. So as soon as I was done with my designing project, I went and sat in my structure and I thought this place need more ventilation.

 So the next day I removed the top part of the wall panel and exchange them with smaller wood for better ventilation. And again I went to the hardware shop and asked for roof pricing. The lady boss was abit pissed with me , with my questions and she asked me "you got big dog meh? you build the doghouse yourself ah? can meh?" So I showed her the half done structure and she laughed. And then she began to talk to me. Weird right? probably she thought that I'm a woman and I can't do serious carpentering.

So when the roof came (yeah delivered by lorry together with my other bricks for my garden) I began to put the pieces together. So happened that my SIL came so together, she + my hub + I carried the structure (heavy!!!!) to my veg patch and then I started to hammer the roof on.
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When JD came out he said "WOW! MAMI! YOU'RE A GENIUS!!!"
Cos to him, anyone that can build or create something, is a genius.
My hub came out and just looked at the doghouse and gave me a hug and said "i'm proud of you".


So why is the title called DogHouse + PlayHouse?
I was thinking, if my dog were to reject the house, then probably my kids can use it as playhouse. But since my dog accepted the house and my kids are small enough to go in and play, so it serves as 2 purpose . 

Before I started, I received many negative comments and I was in doubt "can i do it with no help?"I have always told my sons that no matter what, whether you are a boy or a girl, a person with disability, with no knowledge of something (google is always around), we cannot give up. We just got to try hard and persevere and even if we fail, at least we tried. And so I tried, and there were so many times that I wanted to give up and just take down the entire structure and make a shelf or something else with the wood. But I thought, Dang! my son saw me started the sketch, then started the frame and then built it half way. If I did not finish the project, what will they think about their mom? So, I kept going on and on and finally I did it. And I'm glad I didn't give up.

People who are good in carpentering might think that my doghouse is crappy and might not last. Hey, I agree. It sucks but at least my son thinks that I'm a genius. *LOL*

42 comments:

  1. so, still got part 3 right? hehehe... nice work, and yes, you must die die show them you can if you preach for that hoh...

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    1. :) thanks. what to do ?This mom has no money, no status, only can teach lifeskill like this. *lol*

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  2. you are a genius !!... salute you...

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    1. *bow* thank you my friend :)

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  3. YOu are a genius! So Hou Yeh!

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  4. I agree with jayden. You are indeed a genius

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  5. Sasha....seriously you are genius...

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  6. OMG ....... u so keng !!!!

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  7. OMG! SO NICE LER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. After some paint coat..this house is beautiful :)
    I saw 2 playhouse done by DIY stile in Homeschool forum n i thought..these people are so dedicated. Love it.

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    1. yeah i saw too but theirs far far more expensive, 3 K. I cannot afford that. So I'll just settle for rm400 one.

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  9. Yes!!! You are genius!!!

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  10. OMG....I kid you not...there is NO ONE in Malaysia (cannot say world ya!) like YOU!. You are a eral great example to your kids. Salute.

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  11. I love love love your idea....so beautiful and so unique!

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  12. you are a real genius!!! wow ... seriously i know i cant do this ....

    you are a very good mother, it's no wonder your 2 boys are so well behaved and sweet...bravo, Sasha... :)

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  13. Whoa.... thumbs up for you my dear Real Genius ....

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  14. It looks really nice especially the way you put plants and slabs around it. Maybe you should consider apply coating to protect the wood and make it lasts longer, since you have put so much effort in building it. I know a company that sells good quality wood coating for exterior use (http://www.asiabuilders.com.my/asiabuilders2011/ULTRAN-LASUR-sup-sup-EL-501_Malaysia_Product_50007076P1.aspx). If you want I can give you their contact details. They have a shop in kuchai lama

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  15. Great job, Sasha! I really salute you!! Very nicely done! Love it!!! What can't you do ahh? :D

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    1. Thanks! Got..I haven't learn how to cement things yet

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  16. LOL... This 1 cfm got part 3... Cos the front ventilation roof cover is not enough... When it rains, water cfm will enter the house... Most likely will remove the front wood and cover it up... The wood seems like a piece of LEGO to u... hahaha...

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    1. Hehe part 3 is painting it. I was about to change the roof not because the water comes in from the roof ventilation but cos the water splash to the bottom of the door.

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  17. Wahhhh salute salute!!! Ho ho ho keng!! Did u stain the pieces of wood?

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    1. thanks. Not yet ler.. that should be later after my dog recover from his surgery

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  18. Seriously, terlalu KENG. TABIK!

    Btw, ur dog so nice/beautiful/expensip why not let him sleep inside ur house?

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    1. Soo Yen, thanks. Nolah, I don't want to keep animals in the house cos I have no maid to clean up the fur and all. My garden is big enough for them to roam.

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  19. you are the most awesome mom that I've ever known..that is a superbly awesome doghouse you've built there.
    my jaw dropped to the floor when I see your photos.. OMG AMAZING!

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    1. Clementine.. :) thanks.

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  20. What can I say but O-M-G!!! Genius!!!

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  21. i'm so proud of y ou too.....! :P
    Brought back a 6 doors book shelf few years ago in a box and hammer myself. God! injured my fingers here and there even though only small cabinet, hehe.
    You're not only geng, tough as well.
    And I love your garden

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  22. Sasha, you ARE REALLY GENIUS! I can't even think of how to start doing one....

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