The Harper Cubby House is the perfect medium sized cubby house in our flat pack range. Large double-casement opening side windows, floor, large front windows and a cubby shelf are some of the feature Aussie families love about the Harper Cubby House.
The Harper Cubby House is finished in a water base stain (natural colour). For longevity it is highly recommended to paint the cubby. But who wants a plain cubby anyway?
What’s Included: House, Shelf and floor.
Not Included: Support base (Timber Sleepers), Mailbox & Flowerbox – these are able to be purchased separately
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High temperature treated and stained timber
Perspex enclosed windows, side double-casement windows
Over-sized front side and door windows
Cubby shelf – turn the cubby into a shop
Matte Stained wood for a smooth, natural finish
Dimensions and Weight
Asembled Dimensions: 160cm x 154cm x 186cm (L x W x H)
Floor Dimensions: 150cm (Depth) x 141cm (W)
Door Height: 125cm (H)
Please inspect all boxes upon delivery for damage and report to Cubby Central immediately (within 3 days) and also note on the delivery docket that you are required to sign. This is a requirement of the Transport Carrier and Cubby Central to ensure the problem is rectified promptly.
Cubby Central can only recommend the below information. If you are unsure with assembly or painting your Cubby House than please consult professional advice. All unassembled cubby house boxes need to be stored in a dry and covered area until assembly.
Unpainted Cubby Houses:
Timber Cubby House
Some Cubby Houses purchased through Cubby Central are supplied using unpainted raw timber. Although raw, every piece of timber used in our cubbies have been heat treated for 9 days. Heat treatment improves the durability of the timber and draws out the moisture making it less appealing to insects.
Every effort is needed to keep the cubby dry until paint is applied inside and out on all unpainted cubby houses. Painting the cubby house will create a barrier from the harsh Australian elements; it will also assist in repelling water from the surfaces of the cubby.
Stained Cubby Houses:
Some of our range do come pre-stained (water-based). The stain does provide some protection, but like all water-based stains they have a life, depending on the surrounding environment. For total protection we still recommend painting the cubby house.
Painting your cubby prior to assembly is the easiest and fastest way.
After consulting painting professionals, we recommend:
Two coats of undercoat over the entire cubby (don’t forget under the floor!), then
Two coats of a gloss paint over the entire cubby.
*Some Hardware Stores may suggest a primer or a paint with a built-in undercoat, please do not use these. These are not as effective as a dedicated undercoat.
Please ensure when assembling the Cubby House that screws and bolts are not over tightened. Over tightening will cause damage to the thread and cracking in the surrounding timber.
The placement of your cubby house is just as important as painting.
Please ensure the cubby is not placed directly on grass, this is due to possible moisture build up under the cubby which can result in waterlogged timber. We recommend placing some pavers or some sleepers under the feet or floor so that it can assist in levelling the cubby house whilst keeping it dry.
Ensure the cubby house is placed away from trees that can possibly drop branches onto the cubby and cause damage.
Lastly, ensure the cubby house is placed in an area that receives plenty of sunlight. Sunlight and air flow will decrease the chances of mold growth. Mold can cause moisture retention and will ultimately result in the timber to become water logged, causing rot.
Our products are manufactured from premium timber and we recommend >>
Inspect wood parts monthly. The grain of the wood sometimes will lift in dry periods causing splinters to appear. Light sanding may be necessary to maintain a safe environment. Treating your product with protection (sealant/paint) after sanding will help prevent severe splinters and other weather damage.
We have applied a water-base stain to your Cubby House. This is done for colour only. Once or twice a year, depending on your climate conditions, you must apply some type of protection (sealant/paint) to the Cubby House. Prior to the application of the sealant, lightly sand any “rough” spots. Please note this is a requirement of your warranty.
Please bear in mind that timber is a natural product and may experience changes throughout the course of its life. It may:
Develop cracks, gaps or cracks along the line of the grain.
Fade as the timber reacts with sunlight
Timber cracks occur due to the moisture content between internal and outer surfaces of the timber and the varying temperature. Each piece of timber can react differently to the climate. A crack in the timber does not affect the strength or durability of the wood or structural integrity of the Cubby House.
These can be easily fixed by appling a No Gaps or Wood putty.
Meets AS/NZ 8124 Safety of Toys Standard & EN71 European Safety Standards