I have a very handy hubby. He has a strange sense of humor (if you remember how he named 'Dougie') but he is very clever in the shed (garage, for my yankee friends).
The first pictures are of Otterboy's train bed that was built in 2007, with no formal plans at all. The bed is on top with lots of storage below, but Otterboy's room doesn't seem to stay tidy. Go figure. I painted a sheet to hang on the wall so it looks like the train is just coming out of a tunnel. The white doors open and the bottom removes to become a desk.
Here is a mailbox he made years ago. It was put in a display of some sort and when a lady wanted to know how much it cost to buy, Hubby sarcastically said $300. She bought it. It still collects mail by the side of the road outside of Palmerston North.
About 10 years ago, this one was built as a flowerpot display. It just got a bit of refurbishing this spring and adorns our back patio.
Here is the dollhouse he built for Missy a few years back. It has very English details inside and out. I crocheted a few curtains and we found some put-together furniture that fit great!
This playhouse was originally attached to a friend's back porch for her three girls. I believe Hubby has become their very favorite visitor of all time.
And, this is what he made for me. In a former life, I worked in a casino and, as a supervisor, was required to look the part, so I have lots of jewelry that doesn't get worn much. It does, however, have a nice, safe place to hang out.
Yes, there is a theme of trains through it all. But it makes both the boys (Otterboy and Hubby) happy, so it makes me happy. This is a portion of the train track he put up around Otterboy's 'other' bedroom (at his mum's). It runs all the way around the room and through the 'tunnel' that goes into the closet.
I think he's rather clever, making most of this stuff without any plans except what rattles around in his head. And all the recepients are happy with their hand-made goodies. My hubby. I think I'll keep him. *wink, wink*