This old outhouse

With apologies to Norm Abram. I had a lot of fun with this little box, even after I mailed it to Minnesota.

90 pieces.Stick built. Recycled pine.

First thing was to mill some lumber. 2 x 4's are 1/4" x 1/2", boards are 1/8" thick. Then I built a jig to assemble the walls and panels. Paste wax kept me from gluing the work to the jig.

Build the frame, stand it up and go from there. Most everything is held together with 23 gauge x 1/2" pin nails and glue.

Install flooring and the seat and seat frame. A box within a box once the siding is on. The hinge for the seat is a nail, through the stud blocking into the seat, secured with CA glue.

The siding went up 1 piece at a time.

5" x 6" Aspen base made to look like stone foundation. 9" tall. 1/8" BB ply roof. Acrylic paints and Mohawk Dead Flat lacquer spray. Picture frame turn button used to hold door closed.

And what's up with the crescent moon?

Jump back, Jack! See ya later,alligator! James Brown


very cool fun project hairy, really creative.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Really cool Hairy!!!!  Well done...neat idea!


Talk about building in miniature, love the scaled down Outhouse. Well Done Hairy. Your photo shop in the gallery is cool.

Thanks for participating in the Swap.

Main Street to the Mountains

A real knee slapper Hairy, albeit only a one-hole unit and no basket of corn cobs or Sears catalog 😀

Last close-up photo looks like full scale construction, your detail work is top notch.

The flip up seat makes for a great stash place because we all know no-one will ever look there.

(also dig the Waldo photo montage!)


Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Very good....size look actualy real...


Thank you all!  I had as much fun with the pic's as the box.

Jump back, Jack! See ya later,alligator! James Brown

I have to say, Hairy, that is the funnest, most original box I have ever seen.  And that you framed it out  just like a carpenter frames out an outhouse is quite amusing.  I admire your Joi De Vive.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

Very nice. I really like the way you went into detail on the frame.
That is so funny and a fun build. 
At first I thought your out house was full size and in those cool photos. Then I got it. Lol. 
I don’t know about taking a d##p in outer space. A real floater. 

Splinter I would look in there. Who wouldn’t?

James McIntyre

No rural dollhouse should be without one of these! 😁
Great sense of humour and a fun piece. 👍

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Great work, Hairy! Excellent scale-build work, and as someone who’s been working with micro-lumber lately, it ain’t always as easy as a guy might think.

May you have the day you deserve!

Excellent mini timber framing there Hairy.
Really nice job on the loo.  That outhouse has seen the world and the moon!!  Cleaver.

The framing looks just like you would build a full size one.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

This has to be the most entertaining box of the swap! I enjoyed your presentation here.
I got a nice chuckle out of your photos. Fun write-up and the build is nicely detailed.

"Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

I love it hairy, built like BULL, strong and secure, and more fun than an outhouse ought to be. Nice job, you created a lot of smiles here. 
Well Done Hairy.....Regards......Cliff.
Seemed like the real thing at first glance.   Well done....  passes the smell test.