playhouses | doghouses | furniture | climbing systems | education play | wall art | commercial applications 2011/2012 welcome Kids Crooked House designs and manufactures whimsical play structures for children that are patent protected in four continents. We offer parents a playful solution that encourages kids to get outside and engage in active play. Our product offers a creative, cartoon-like, real-world alternative to the couch that children relate to. But we don’t stop there... We also help businesses stand out from competitors with custom designed, “crooked” play spaces that bring our imaginative kid’s playhouses to outdoor and indoor play places for kids. Flip through this book and find active play solutions that will spark the imagination of your child. Plus you can always visit www.kidscrookedhouse.com to find out more information. Thank you for your interest in our products! Glen Halliday • CEO / Imagineer ABOUT US MAINE-MADE QUALITY 3-4 5 OUR PLAYHOUSES 6-8 ORDERING PLAYHOUSES CUSTOM PLAYHOUSES 10-11 BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 12-13 CLIMBING STRUCTURES 14-15 CROOKED FURNITURE WALL ART NEW ITEMS 9 16 17-18 19 ...I can fly. about us In Maine, there was a fun-loving Dad named Glen who was a graphic designer but really loved to build things out of wood. Glen frowned when he saw how his three adorable kids (Jacob, Bailey, and Madison) were glued to the TV. He wanted them to go outside and tumble around the backyard so he thought he’d find, or make, something fun for them to play with. Glen’s cousin, Jeff, said he wanted to help because he had a cute kid (Sebastian) who wanted to be part of the outdoor play scene. After Glen and Jeff thought and thought, they decided to look for something their kids could play IN, not with. So Glen and Jeff went to lots of stores and web sites looking for a decent, ready-made playhouse, or even a build-it-yourself one. But the houses they found were plain and ordinary, and just not, you know, FUN. It made Glen and Jeff pretty darn sad. So they went home to sulk and watch some children’s TV with their kids. They liked the cartoon shows featuring houses with wonky lines, skewed angles and off-kilter windows...houses where everything is just a little bit funky, sort of off, and, well— crooked. Pirate Ship Playhouse : As seen on Jon & Kate “That’s it,” they cried. “Let’s build a Kids Crooked House.” And so they did. After much sawing and hammering and painting in Glen’s old red barn, they finished the very first Kids Crooked House. The Crooked House thrilled their children and when all the neighbor kids came to see it, they loved the house too. The kids went home and told their parents about the incredibly cool, wooden Kids Crooked House. It didn’t take long before the parents wanted Kids Crooked Houses in their own backyards. 2011 2010 Extreme Makeover How did you hear about us? 2009 Jon & Kate DIY Network 2008 2007 2006 2005 Extreme Makeover The Early Show timeline Boston Globe Won Yahoo! Ultimate Connection Contest Started Selling Crooked House Was Born NY Times active play what is “crooked” What ever happened to opening your back door and letting your kids run outside and play? Why are fewer and fewer of our children taking part in physical, active play? And more important, what are the results of a more sedentary lifestyle for our children? Crooked means different things to different people. To me “Crooked” signifies “Different” ... unique or distinct. When I was a kid, school was a challenge. You can ask any of my grade school or high school Facebook buddies ... I was certainly scholastically challenged. It’s not that I was stupid or didn’t make an effort, I just didn’t learn like other kids. Back then there was no “No Child Left Behind” act. An 80% success rate was satisfactory. Unfortunately, I was in the 20% range. That is, except for Art class. These are tough questions that all of us as parents must ponder. Here at Kids Crooked House we believe passionately in the power of play. Today’s kids need every available reason to rush outside and engage in fun, active, imaginative play. Play is key to a child’s emotional, social and physical development. According to the Alliance for Childhood, play helps children learn to interact with others, develop language skills, recognize and solve problems and, ultimately, discover their human potential. By exercising their bodies and minds through active play, kids gain the confidence needed to succeed throughout their lives. Nurture your child’s imagination through play—take them for a walk, get outside and run around, play kickball or catch, hide and seek, or jump rope. The possibilities are endless. We’ll do our part by providing creative wooden playhouses designed to fuel your child’s imagination and make your backyard a destination play space. A Kids Crooked House can be anything your child imagines—a base camp for a spy mission, a rocket ship destined for the moon or even a pirate ship on a journey to a new land. Let your children’s imagination run wild and their arms and legs will soon follow. Years later I managed to stumble into a South Florida Art School and found my niche, alongside many other so-called degenerates that have no clue about Hooke’s Law and Elastic Potential Energy. This is where I discovered that you don’t have to be like everyone else. That everyone is special, unique, and talented in their own way. This is what Kids Crooked House is all about. Straight walls? Forget it! A twisted roof ... totally! Why be like everyone else? What fun is that? Granted, most people that know me well can confirm I am a total kid at heart. I live in my own twisted crooked wonderland and my inner office pranks are second to none. I’m betting there are more of you out there... My Publicist recently said, “Dude, you gotta change your FB profile pic. You’re representing KCH in your posts and should fit the part. You don’t wanna come across as a tattooed biker freak.” Personally, I say, “Let your freak flag fly. Be who you want to be!” Do you wear glasses? Can’t play basketball? Don’t feel like wearing a collared shirt and tie? Ladies at the PTA think your brownies taste weird? ...You’re crooked. And if your kid refuses to wear matching socks, they’re crooked, too! It’s ok to be different and our differences should be celebrated. Amanda Pike, VP of Sales and Operations. Glen Halliday, CEO / Imagineer Glen Halliday • CEO / Imagineer maine-made All of our playhouses are hand-crafted and hand-painted using natural, kid-safe materials. Where we come from, Maine-Made means built-to-last. We use high quality wood products and make sure that every house is built for the ultimate in quality and appeal. We use traditional framed construction with exterior grade walls that will hold up to even the most rambunctious children. All of our houses also feature a solid pressure-treated base foundation for lasting use (also available in cedar upon request). Unlike other playhouses, every Kids Crooked House comes with a cedar shingle roof and water tight roof cap that will keep everything snug and dry on those rainy or snowy days. We include all necessary hardware for simple assembly with basic tools. Kids Crooked House Other Companies Solid Framing No Yes ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Siding High Quality Exterior Sheathing Particle board ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Roofing Material Hand Applied Cedar Shakes Most not supplied ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Weather Tight Yes Most ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Treated Base Yes Most not supplied ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Whimsical Yes No ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Assembly One Hour - Two Adults A weekend & a degree in carpentry ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hand Built Yes No ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Custom Abilities Yes Not without a $20,000 budget ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Room for a Lawn Mower Yes, but the door is small for a reason Yes, adult door included ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Patented Design Yes No ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Special Equipment Needed No Forklift / Crane ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ground Preparation No, just a level spot Poured foundation ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Comparison based on our best-selling models green Being built to last doesn’t mean you were born in a lab. Our houses are not only built to stand the test of time but are built with the most environmentally friendly materials we could find. Low VOC paint, sustainably harvested wood, kid-safe hardware… Mother Nature would be proud. our playhouses ORIGINAL PLAYHOUSE Our Original Playhouse is just the right size for your little ones. Hand-crafted and built with high-grade weather-tight exterior wooden siding, this playhouse will stand the test of time and create many childhood memories. Includes a kid-sized door, peephole, and a Maine cedar wooden base. Your playhouse will arrive in 7 ready to assemble panels. 4X8 base with walls that angle out. The roof is over 6 feet tall! ORIGINAL Unpainted $1449.00 • Painted $1699.00 STANDARD PLAYHOUSE Based on our best-selling Deluxe Package, The Standard has a 4 X 6 footprint. Like the Deluxe, all of our playhouses are hand-crafted and hand-painted in the woods of Maine. Your playhouse will arrive in 7 ready to assemble, weather-tight wooden panels. Choose one of our 9 kid friendly colors to make this house your own. 4X6 base with walls that angle out. The roof is over 7 feet tall! Unpainted $1949.00 • Painted $2199.00 DELUXE PLAYHOUSE STANDARD Our best-selling Deluxe Package has a 4 X 8 footprint! It includes a roof dormer, and a beautiful Maine cedar front porch. Hand-crafted and hand-painted in the woods of BESTMaine, these playhouses are built with high-grade SELLER materials and include amazing features that are sure to make your child’s first house a home. Your playhouse will arrive in 7 ready to assemble, weather-tight wooden panels. Choose one of our 9 Kid-Friendly colors to make this house your own. 4X8 base with walls that angle out. The roof is over 7 feet tall! Unpainted $2149.00 • Painted $2599.00 DOUBLE DELUXE PLAYHOUSE DELUXE The Double Deluxe Playhouse Package is a whopper! This kids playhouse starts with our Deluxe Package but extends to 15 feet of pure play. A 24 inch diameter crawl-tube joins both main and back house together allowing children to pass between houses easily. The back house has a 4 x 4 base with almost 6 feet of headroom so even parents have the chance to play. The best kept secret... The back playhouse has a secret door that is hardly visible from the outside but makes for an easy escape when playing their favorite outdoor games. Your playhouse will arrive in 14 ready to assemble, weather-tight wooden panels. Choose one of our 9 Kid-Friendly colors to make this playhouse your own. Unpainted $3849 • Painted $4449.00 DOUBLE a closer look almost 8 feet tall What makes Kids Crooked House different? Where we come from, Maine-Made means built-to-last. It all starts with quality craftsmenship. hand-applied maine cedar roof shakes hand-painted maine cedar posts 2X4 construction with 5/8 inch siding recycleable (no touch up) trim kids door, handle & peephole treated base cedar flooring our playhouses 4699 $ +S/H PRINCESS PLAYHOUSE Rapunzel and Cinderella will be green with envy when they see our perfectly pink Crooked Princess model in your backyard. And your little princess will be the talk of the neighborhood. Hand-crafted and built with high-grade weather-tight exterior wooden siding, this playhouse will stand the test of time and create many childhood memories. Includes a custom cupola with balcony (decorative), custom windows and cedar door, rustic wood detailing on roof peak and walls, and even a white picket fence to keep in her trusty steed. Just let Prince Charming know curfew is 6PM. Your playhouse will arrive in 7 ready to assemble panels plus the extras. 4X8 base with walls that angle out. Cedar Details Upper Level Princess Door AS SEEN ON EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION PIRATE PLAYHOUSE Argh Mateys! Our Crooked Pirateship is perfect for your little deckswabbers in the making. Hand-crafted and built with high-grade weather-tight exterior wooden siding, this playhouse will stand the test of time and create many childhood memories. Includes a custom mast and crows nest, port hole windows and custom door, bamboo detailing, thatched roof, and custom paint, complete with cannon ball battle scars from the last big treasure raid. Landlubbers need not apply. Your playhouse will arrive in 7 ready to assemble panels plus the extras. 4X8 base with walls that angle out. Roof Cannon Cannon Blasts 4099 $ +S/H Crows Nest AS SEEN ON JON & KATE + 8 on TLC how to order a playhouse CALL US : 888-447-5446 Simply contact us with your playhouse choice and color selection. ORDER ONLINE UNPAINTED PLUM SKY BLUEBERRY TANGERINE KIWI APPLE SKY PRINCESS CAMELOT SIERRA BLUEBERRY www.kidscrookedhouse.com COLOR OPTIONS All playhouses arrive with white “no touch up” trim unless PLUM unpainted or otherwise UNPAINTED TANGERINE KIWIspecified. APPLE DAISY SHIPPING We can ship our playhouses all over the globe, just give us a call to inquire about rates! what do parents think? My daughter was in treatment at NIH in Bethesda MD, and we stayed at the Children’s Inn - our room had a view of the playground & she loved your houses! She is in a wheelchair and we pushed her in and out - she loved the size and shapes! I am sure a lot of your fans already know about all the good things you They are gorgeous! Our houses looked exactly like the drawings. The twisted roof and crooked angles, make them look like a kid built it! Our kids were super excited... The Crooked House guys really put a lot of love, heart and effort into their houses. You can tell that they are really proud of their business and are thrilled to make kids really happy. The playhouses are just adorable, they are definitely going to have childhood memories of their Crooked Houses! K.G. - Pennsylvania do, but it is always fun to read about how children react to your houses I wish we had taken pictures of her in your house - she can not speak, and facial expressions are a big part of how we communicate - her smile was a mile wide! I think she loved the size, and the porch/doorway seemed to especially thrill her. You have a great product, and we love that we got a chance to play during a very stressful time medically. It was a wonderful retreat - keep up the good work! We finally unpacked and assembled our blueberry Kids Crooked House and the entire neighborhood absolutely loves it. The house looks great and I can’t believe how easy it was to put together. Although our son is still too young to fully appreciate the house our neighbors children have fallen in love with it. In fact, our neighbors little girl asked if she could live in the house ‘forever.’ I can tell that the playhouse is going to be lots of fun for many years and a great hangout for the entire neighborhood. Thank you! M.D. - Maryland B.K. - California DAISY custom playhouses ENDLESS CREATIVITY Kids Crooked House can build one-of-a-kind, unique custom playhouses specifically tailored to the interests or needs of your child! Custom designed playhouses are uniquely handcrafted and built to your individual requirements. Turn to our existing standard playhouse designs for inspiration or ask your kids (or inner kid) to describe your dream playhouse. Business Applications ENDLESS CREATIVITY Our team of talented designers, artists and carpenters will help make the Kids Crooked House vision for your business a reality. We can design, develop and install one-of-a-kind creative, Crooked play space structures to energize your facility and amaze your customers (or students). Head to our website to check out our threestep process for creating your play space! climbing structures ENDLESS CREATIVITY Aside from our crooked walls and wonky roof, we are best known for our creativity. If a kid can dream it, we can build it! Take a look at some of these images from our Idea Bank and contact us with your vision. crooked furniture BERTHA Bertha would be a brilliant and creative addition to any room! At a whopping 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, she will hold all your swag and more. Every model is hand-built and hand-painted by Maine craftsmen. Available in 7 kid-safe colors. 1390 $ +S/H BUMBLE Towering at an impressive 55 inches tall, stout and sturdy. Bumble is the perfect addition to any kids room, playspace, office, or for any adult who has an embarrassing action figure collection that can’t find a home. 690 $ +S/H wall art 2 COLOR KIDS CROOKED SLIMS Select the color combinations YOU want! Bring the magic of our Kids Crooked world to life with our new two-color Kids Crooked Slims. These removable wall stickers are easily applied to any wall in your house. Choose your child’s favorite set inspired by our Custom Kids Playhouses – Pirates Ahoy!, Fairyland, or the Crooked Forest and add a little crooked creativity to your child’s bedroom or other favorite indoor space. All our two-color wall sticker sets are available in the primary and secondary colors of your choice! 249 $ +S/H PIRATES AHOY Pirates, ships, fabulous treasures and a Crooked crew can play a part in your child’s room with our Pirate themed removable wall sticker set. FAIRY LAND 249 $ +S/H Every Princess of Fairyland needs a castle! From a frog prince to a unicorn, this removable wall sticker set is sure to make you child’s room magical. CROOKED FOREST 249 $ +S/H Take a trip to the country and join Rabbit, Bear and others as they enjoy your Crooked surroundings with these Kids Crooked Slims removable wall stickers. wall art 4 COLOR KIDS CROOKED SLIMS These removable wall stickers arrive in full color and are also easily applied to any wall in your house. 69 $ +S/H 169 $ +S/H PLAYHOUSES No room for one of our award-winning playhouses in your backyard? No problem. Order our Crooked Playhouse Slims and you’ll receive three giant wall stickers to quickly bring the outdoors inside. One removable wall sticker each of our Kiwi, Blueberry and Tangerine-colored houses included with each order.) TREEHOUSE At nearly 6 feet tall, this Treehouse removable wall sticker will make an amazing, decorative green addition to any room in your house. 89 $ +S/H CROOKED FENCING These fence sections are easily applied and removed to any wall for a wacky border around your child’s room. Order multiple wall sticker sections to surround your child in a roomful of crooked whimsy. 59 $ +S/H CHARACTERS There is nothing like a handful of silly woodland creatures to make playtime more fun. Our wonky characters are a little kooky... but isn’t that the point? Six different removable wall sticker characters are included with each Character Slims order. 419 $ +S/H FULL SET Get our entire creative removable wall sticker set and save! Includes the Treehouse Slim (1), Fence Slim (2), Playhouse Slims (3), Character Slims (6), and a Growth Chart (1). new items! Disco Duck ABC CARDS... GONE CROOKED! Jolly Jellyfish 29 $ +S/H Monkey Madness Undercover Urchin Rockin’ Rhino Spooky Skunk Learn your ABC’s the Crooked way – introducing KCH Flash Cards! Celebrating our uniqueness is what being “Crooked” is all about. All of our children are special in their own way, as are the characters in our new set of Flash Cards. We hope you find as much joy using them as we did creating them. CROOKED DOG HOUSES 599 Our Mini house is perfect for the lap dogs of the world. This little nugget is handcrafted from high-grade, all-natural materials. Every house includes hand applied Maine cedar roof shakes, and an itty-bitty porch for additional lounging. 699 Our Grande house is built for medium and large dogs. This is also handcrafted from high-grade, all-natural materials and includes peak vents for additional comfort. $ +S/H $ +S/H playhouses | doghouses | furniture | climbing systems | education play | wall art | commercial applications 2011/2012 190 Riverside Street : 5B Portland, Maine 04103 888.447.5446 www.kidscrookedhouse.com call us today!
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