This dad wasn't much of a handyman. In truth, he hadn't really tackled a big construction project before. But he wanted to do something nice for his daughters.
So, he thought, what does every princess need?
Easy: a castle.
He used a program called Sketch Up to make the design.
And he made great use of the "measure twice, cut once" rule.
You need a really good jigsaw for this part.
His princesses were still a little rambunctious, so rounding off the edges with a router was a must.
So was sanding off any rough spots.
After making sure the boards were dust-free, it's time for painting.
He prepped the garage so it doesn't also end up pink...
KILZ oil-based paint was the first coat.
It took about 5 gallons to prime the wood.
And took about 3 coats to get it even.
Here are the wood pieces, ready to go.
The slide was a little bit steep, but the girls got the hang of it quickly.
It's a great bed for older kids.
The oldest sleeps on the top bunk and the youngest on the bottom.
A little accent lighting brings it to life.
And this adorable stairway.
A perfect castle for two little princesses.