Introduction: Building Daddy's Shed.

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It had to happen.

#2 Son found out about the Gorilla Glue contest prizes - his favourite raw materials are cardboard boxes and duct tape.

So, he decided to turn a box into a model of my shed. Pay attention, he is particularly proud of the hinge.

(Obligatory plea to your emotions: #2 Son is 8, which is why he's entering via my account. You could see this as a collaboration, since I took the photos and did the writing (but he had to OK it before I published it).)

Step 1: Starting.

First find a box (this one had a watch in that came by mail). It is important for the card to be corrugated, and for the corrugations to run top-to-bottom.

Tape it up, and draw on the parts that need removed.

Step 2: Cut

Carefully, cut out all the holes.

Important thing to notice - the door has been cut out on all four sides.

Step 3: The Hinge.

Pay attention, this is clever, and I didn't show him.

The hinge is made of a bamboo skewer, trimmed to length.

Hold the door in place, then thread the bamboo (with its convenient point first) through the gaps within the corrugated card.

Trim the skewer to length, and you're done. The hinge works very well, and the door will stay in place at whatever angle you leave it.

Step 4: Furniture

He had to put furniture in the model, mainly because I didn't do that with my version.

He drew the nets freehand on card from another box, cut them out, folded them and fixed them in place with a piece of tape.

Step 5: Windows.

Windows need glazing, otherwise they are just holes in the wall.

#2 son (again, trying to out-do me) used the plastic windows from a cardboard box to glaze the windows in his shed.

Step 6: A Final Comparison.

That's it, it's done, but he wanted one last photo - which is better? Father's or son's?

(One final note - this is not my entry to the contest. I have been forced to promise that any prizes it earns go to #2 Son (Kitewife ganged up on me), and I have to ask permission to use them!)

Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest

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Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest