Builds Playhouse From Oil Cans (Jan, 1935)

Builds Playhouse From Oil Cans

BY SOLDERING together 1500 quart oil cans, Edgar Speer, Ohio mechanic, has constructed a novel playhouse for his small daughter.

By laying the soldered cans on their long axis and offsetting each course at the end, Speer has achieved a log cabin effect. Large enough to accommodate three or four full grown men, the cabin is 6-1/2 feet long, 4-1/2 feet wide and 6-1/2 feet high. The project took about 2-1/2 months of Speer’s spare time. The work was done with a common blow torch and soldering iron.

3 comments
  1. Chris L says: December 3, 20072:28 am

    Wonder how much lead is in that thing.

  2. Mike Brisendine says: December 3, 20075:10 am

    Seems like a good idea but you have to change the roof every 3,000 miles.

  3. jayessell says: December 3, 20079:25 am

    Oil can what?

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