Toy Castle

This wooden castle is another in a long line of wooden toys built for nephews and nieces. This one is for a nine-year-old for Christmas. The big challenges for this one were that first, it needed to have a fairly small footprint and second, I wanted to be sure that small hands could access every part of it.

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The solutions were to go more vertical to keep the footprint size small, and to have walls in several places that swing out on hinges to allow access to the inner-sanctum and the keep in particular.

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castle closed from the side

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castle open from the side

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castle closed from the back

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castle open from the back

…did I mention the dungeon? A good place to keep the domesticated dragons, or prisoners.

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