Menter Architects LLC
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Garage renovated for family play industrial-kids

Garage renovated for family play

Play pavilion for family exercise and events. Indoor/outdoor Kids space for climbing monkey bars, ropes, swings, dance, party room, garden plays and movie nights. Photos by Subtle Light Photography

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May 30, 2014
chauncy1960 wrote:
Hi, can you tell me where you got the ladder? - Looking for something just like that for a loft space in my house.
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we assembled the ladders and Monkey Bars out of pre-manufactured components of an aluminum pipe system called "Speed Rail" by Hollaender
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March 3, 2014
emccav2 wrote:
Can you please tell me what style the lighting is?
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They are made by Baselite Corporation and have acrylic lens so unbreakable for bouncing balls
    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 10:39AM
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December 9, 2013
Archelle Abrazado wrote:
I love that sink! Where did you get it?
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We had the sink custom made by a local metal shop in Seattle, but I have seen some similar ones on the market with long lead times.
    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 10:43AM
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I need/want to protect/apply limewash effect on plywood that will be outdoors. Can you shed any light on the lime wash process with which you administered in this case. ppppppplease I love it . Chhhheeeeeerrrrrsss in advance. rob
    Bookmark   September 26, 2014 at 12:59PM
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April 5, 2013
angiedsall wrote:
what type of wood floor did you use?
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This is a reclaimed rustic grade chestnut floor in 8" widths from Pioneer Millworks
    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 9:45AM
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January 1, 2013
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I did several emails but did not get anymore answers! Need help o. How to make a collage with my long kitchen wall
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December 30, 2012
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Where is bathroom door/track from? Is it painted in chalkboard paint?
    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 5:43PM
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Morgan Banwell
A TRX system would work very well in this situation. Not expensive. And work incredibly well if trained properly for technique and posture.
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June 25, 2012
janetsim3 wrote:
Could you please tell me where you got this utility sink? Thanks so much!
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yes, we had the sink custom manufactured by Metal Masters Northwest in Seattle, but Whitehaus makes a similar one with a long lead time to order
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June 7, 2012
mthroop wrote:
Could you please expand on the painted plywood for the wall? - Were the lines painted on the plywood, or was the plywood cut? If so, what size and thickness.
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The plywood was cut into about 18" high by 8 long boards and the edges were routed so that it overlapped like panelling and we left a space between board edges of 3/16" to reinforce the horizontal lines in the room. Plywood was 1/2" thick. Vertical joints were staggered in a brick pattern. The plywood was painted and a lime wash added.
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never used this site before so not sure whether this will work. What I want to ask is (I want to apply a limewash on external plywood to protect/aid reflecting the sun in hot weather.) What did you use and would it work in this case.
    Bookmark   September 26, 2014 at 1:48PM
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May 21, 2012
bobandjuliegrant wrote:
where do you find the track and hardware for the bypass door? - where do you find the track for the bypass door?
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    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 8:25AM
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Rustica Hardware
If your looking for the hardware and the door we have kits that will give you everything you need to get your project on the right track. We can customize any order to fit your needs. Go to:
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How to dress up a cinder block wall

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This project pushed Menter to visualize a space through the eyes of active children; it also allowed her to use more modern, streamlined and functional design elements while still being conscious of a largely traditional home built in 1904. Menter's clients, who use the first level of the garage-pavilion as an electric car docking station, wanted to use as many green design solutions as possible for this space. Menter kept 75 percent of the garage's existing walls to reduce waste; used lasting materials like plywood (for the walls) and stainless steel (for the fixtures and baseboards) to reduce the need for repairs; and installed industrial light fixtures, high-performance windows and skylights to reduce energy loss. The play pavilion uses the original roof frame of the old garage; Menter just added a steel truss across the center of the space to support the climbing ropes and swings. Floors: reclaimed chestnut wide planks, Pioneer Millworks
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The space also has a utility sink and a bathroom. See the rest of this space
Cathy Lara added this to Keep the Kids Entertained at Home
Part play pavilion, part events hall, this converted garage in Seattle goes all out for the kids and parents. There are monkey bars, ropes and various swings; hammocks provide the perfect place for reading or simply letting the mind wander; and a small bathroom and utility sink are nearby, making cleanup after parties and gatherings a breeze. The room can easily be converted from a gym to a party room, hosting a small dinner party or a family movie night for the kids' besties — and their parents, too.
Samantha Schoech added this to 10 Fabulously Fanciful Bathrooms
This bathroom in this gym pavilion is so fun, but it also has a lovely, light-filled simplicity that makes it beautiful. It would be so much easier to get my kids into the bath if they could swing in.

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