"It has taken us three years to iron out the wrinkles and solve problems we didn't know we had at the beginning of our venture. Not least of these was our cartwheels for which we sourced an American book to enable us to set up jigs allowing all the individual parts of the cartwheel to be perfectly cut for precise construction. Once banded with steel rims and hub ferrules the wheels are painted a bright livery of colours."Although the playhouses don't have a turning axle, the cartwheels are fully functional for mobility. Look out soon for a beachhouse model coming out soon.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Rainmac is run by wife and husband team Raie Macdonnell and Colin who build child-friendly shepherds' hut-like playhouses for children (although they also recognise the potential for small office use). Each measures 10’ by 5’ by 8’ high, is built of marine plywood and pine, has a roof light and two opening windows (with curtains and pelments) plus a seat/small pullout bed.They are particularly proud of Colin's handmade cartwheels. As they say:
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