Table that turns into a secret house

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13 Responses to “Table that turns into a secret house”

  1. Janny says:

    I work with kids! That’s really great for them! They will love it!

    Jane,

  2. t3hmadhatter says:

    It’s easier with blankets and heavy toys.

  3. Robbo says:

    A card table and a quilt = hours of off-world fun.

  4. Matthew Miller says:

    Really cool — too bad about the horrible web design. I almost missed the youtube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vr8mgOHZE4

  5. Lobster says:

    Nice! All you need is a little imagination and you can play make-believe!

    http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000261

  6. technogeek says:

    Woof. Woof woof!

    As an art piece referencing our shared memory of table forts, I very much like it. I don’t think it’s really intended to be taken more solemnly than that. (There’s a big difference between solemn and serious.) I think it shows a lot of imagination on the part of the woodworker.

    Of course a kid can turn anything into anything. But this really isn’t intended for them.

  7. Ellavemia says:

    I don’t have any kids but I sure would like to have one of these. For the cats. Yeah, that’s it.

  8. Stefan Jones says:

    Lacking a shop . . . you should try to re-create those old comic-book-ad play vehicles, Cory.

    Nautilus Sub, spaceship, etc.

    They were printed cardboard. Would make a neat MAKE project.

  9. dancentury says:

    A secret dog house. Sopwith Camel.

  10. Anne K. says:

    Aw man, now I want to go play in a blanket fort but I’m too big to sprawl under the dining room table! It sucks to be big. I want to go play our favorite fort game, Pirate Boarding School Ship with Random Literary Crossover Interludes, with my little sister.

  11. billstewart says:

    A second for the card table + blanket approach. Or occasionally you can find that most excellent version, a cardboard box from a refrigerator or washing machine.

  12. Evil Lyle says:

    Although not searly as cool as making something yourself, the “Convertibles” line available on Amazon are a series of large board books that can be assembled into pirate ships, cars, etc. They come together using sturdy plastic bands with velcro and also include a story and, in the case of the pirate ship at least, a treasure map. Check it out here
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Convertible-Pirate-Convertibles-Belinda-Gallagher/dp/1842368680/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

    My son loves it, although he loves it just as much as when I make a submarine out of our big square sofa cushions (although his mum doesn’t like that quite as much…)

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