Monday, 19 August 2013

diy modern playhouse

Our daughter turned 3 in the spring and we decided she needed her own playhouse.  I started out scouring craigslist looking for a used playhouse at a fair price but the cheap ones were gone before I got to them or people were asking way too much for a used playhouse.  We decided to build our own.  We thought it would be cheaper to build from scratch rather than buy a pre-fab kit, we were wrong.  The upside was I got to design it and our daughter ended up with unique playhouse just for her!  It is made out of cedar except for the four corner posts that are pressure treated. After adding the cedar shakes to the exterior we installed thin plywood to the interior walls to hide all the nails protruding through.  The roof is made out of corrugated metal.



Of course every playhouse should have its own mailbox.
View from the kitchen sink.
Sunshine curtain made out of outdoor fabric....hopefully it won't mold.
Curtain rod made out of plumbing materials.
A very full sandbox thanks to the extra sand Lauren dumped on my front yard when I wasn't home.
Munchkins playing in the sandbox.  I still need to make a sandbox cover to prevent neighbourhood cats from doing their business in the sandbox....so gross.

76 comments:

  1. Like the curtain rod.

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  2. That looks like a great space. I'm gearing up to build something very similar for my kiddos. Any chance you could share the dimensions?

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    1. Thanks, it is amazing how much use it gets! Although we didn't build it that long ago I can't remember the dimensions. I will measure it tomorrow and let you know.
      Shannon

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    2. The base of the entire structure (including deck) is 92" x 67". The deck is 36" by the entire width of the structure. The floor is approximatley 53" above the ground. The door into the playhouse is 24" x 50". Let me know if there are any other measurements you would like.
      Shannon

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    3. These dimensions are a great start, I don't suppose you have the plans as well? Even if they were just rough plans, the more help we have the better. :-)

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    4. What size slide did you get? We just built our treehouse about the same height.

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    5. What size slide did you get? We just built our treehouse about the same height.

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  3. I love this house! Very creative! Where did you get the slide?

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  4. Thanks. We got the slide off of craigslist. The slide ended up being a bit short for the height of the platform on the playhouse so we raised the bottom end as much as we could but it is still a fast slide...which the kids seem to enjoy! Most big box renovation stores usually sell the slides individually too.

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  5. Hi, Do you have building plans for this play house? It's awesome!

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  6. Could you email me the plans? My fiancé and I want to make a replica.
    Littleadventures15@gmail.com

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    1. Did you ever receive the building plans? This tree house is quite amazing.

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    2. Could you please share these plans.

      brandonajones@gmail.com

      thanks

      Brandon

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  7. Have you guys thought about selling the plans for this? I would totally buy it want to do something similar for my four-year-old love!!!

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  8. Also very interested in the plans...are you open to providing them?
    ncmadden@gmail.com

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  9. I too would love the plans if you're willing to share them. I've scoured the internet and this is the cutest playhouse yet! april.bertocchini@gmail.com

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  10. Curious if the base has held up well to weather? Is the wood resting right on the dirt? Any gravel below or similar for drainage? Thanks - great inspiration...

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  11. What is the total height with the slanted roof?

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  12. Oh, this is just lovely! If you're still sharing the plans, I'd love a copy :) eashauer@gmail.com

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  14. I love it! I drew a plan very similar to this and then found your blog... Wow! I would be very grateful if you could share your plans with me. I'm not great with the measurements. Some friends and I are going to build a playhouse for my 6year old daughter. Any help would be greatly appreciated. s-aube@hotmail.com
    From coast to coast
    I'll send you a pic when it's done.

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  15. Hi. I am loving this playhouse and it is very similar to what my husband and I plan to build. I wonder if you would be willing to share your plans? Also, you mentioned that building this cost more than buying a pre-fab playhouse. Do you still know approximately what this cost you to build. We are trying to stay under $1,000 USD.
    Thanks,
    Melissa

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  16. Looks awesome. Great job. Are the corner posts sunk into the ground at all....? If so, how far, and did you use concrete or anything to stabilize them?

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  17. I too would love to get my hands on a plan. Did you ever sit down and make one?

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  18. Hi! I love this playhouse!! I have been looking for a diy playhouse for our boys, but we are horrible with dimensions. If you don’t mind can you email me a copy of your plans for this house?
    Thank you

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  19. Hi. We are looking to build something just like this house. It's so cute! I know you posted this several years ago now but if you still have them, would you mind sharing the plans? Thank you! cdienhart@hotmail.com

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  20. Hi! We love this playhouse too! Would you mind sharing these plans with us or selling the plans to us? My email is: libby.maccani@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  21. I'm interested in plans also! melissa.a.menke@gmail.com. Thanks!!!

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  22. hi!! from Mexico, can i get the plans algo??? acontreras@calibc.com, best regards, mi kids will love you!!!!

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  23. Please send me these plans as well. Awesome idea

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  24. If you don’t mind....82123j@gmail.com
    Nice playhouse love it
    Thanks

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  25. What did you use as flooring in your playhouse?

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  26. If there are plans for this I would love to see them. Thanks.

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  27. Could you send me the plans? Abbeyndriscoll@gmail.com

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  28. This is perfect. Could you send the plans to caseysthomas@yahoo.com?

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  29. Hi would love plans also. Thank you so much in advance Jacquelinejmellett@gmail.com

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  30. Can I PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get the plans for these asap!! This is exactly what I want to build for my kiddos and foster babies!
    Thanks sooooo much!

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    1. you can email to: thatpastorswife@gmail.com

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  31. Absolutely love this playhouse! Best I've seen searching online. Would love to build for my boys. If you're still sending out plans please send some my way to dunhamtad@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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  32. I would love the plans too! We have to tear ours down and want to rebuild as soon as we can!
    Rachel.rhodebeck@gmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  33. I would love to build this for my kiddos. Please share the plans at sarah.mink@yahoo.com. Have a great day! Sarah from LA

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  34. Great set up! I would also love the plans to this if you are willing to share them. Thank you
    Tarasteve@gmail.com

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  35. Hello, can I get plans? Mornasa55@gmail.com

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  37. Hello,
    Is there any way to get plans? morgansa55@gmail.com

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  38. Hello, I love this Fort! Could you please send me the plans? pjr314@gmail.com

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  39. I love love love this! Mind sharing plans with me? sarahknull@gmail.com. We want to do this for Christmas present. Thanks!

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  43. Hi! I don’t know if you are still sharing the plan for this build or if there’s someone on here that has them and willing to share with me! I would greatly appreciate it. My email is Hodog95@aol.com. Thank you

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  45. Hello great playhouse. Could you send me the plans please. I want to attempt to build a similar one for my kids. Regards.

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  46. Hello. With the Coronavirus outbreak everyone is at home for the next month or two. So my kids wanted a playhouse. They really like what you built. Did you make plans for this? If so would you share them? Thank you. David

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  48. I love this could you share the plans
    jamiemartell67@gmail.com

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  50. Are you willing to share the plans with me? I love this and looking to build this for my 4 year old daughter. my email is brewer1928@yahoo.com

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  51. Wow! Brilliant playhouse! I'm modeling the one I'm building my boys after this one and would also love the plans, if you're willing to part with them. It's going to be "the house that Covid built" here's my email address, if you're cool to share... lamanmark1@gmail.com

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  52. Are you willing to share your plans? Looking to make something similar.

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    1. Doll_ashley85@ hotmail.com if you will share plans. Thanks

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  53. This looks go good. Are you ok to share the plan with me? I am planning one for my son. Please send it to ktbhgawan@gmail.com

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  54. Wow what an amazing playhouse. I would appreciate any info you might be able to share. If you have plans and are willing to share id appreciate it. Building up the nerve to try and build something like this for.my kids.
    trewalchemist@yahoo.com
    Thank you
    Mike

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  55. Anyone that got the plans for this treehouse would you be willing to share them with me as well? I just absolutely love this. Like another poster said we are in the mood to build during the corona virus outbreak. Thanks

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  56. Anyone that got the plans for this treehouse would you be willing to share them with me as well? I just absolutely love this. Like another poster said we are in the mood to build during the corona virus outbreak. Thanks
    Please email plans to daisygirlcop@gmail.com

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  57. Any chance you could send me the plans? Much obliged!

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  58. I would love to get the plans as well. Please email jutwhit@yahoo.com if possible. Much thanks!

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  60. Amazing playhouse. Would mind to share the plans? ismirnoff@mail.ru Much appreciated.

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  62. May I please get the plans too? This is absolutely perfect!! Thank you!!! :)

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  64. I would love the plans if you could share them with me,

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  65. Any chance plans are available for this play house?

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