No matter what size kid you are, it's almost a guarantee that you'll like a cozy place to call your own. If you happen to be particularly small, a particularly smaller house may be in order. Designed for children 2-5, this playhouse is perfect for really anyone who is young at heart, and under 42" tall. It's hard to argue this free toddler plan is just the ticket for that little guy who doesn't need too much space and rather have something that fits them well.
This plan has been designed to have a whimsical feel, but still be a easy build, so that you and your child can be involved with the process. The total cost to build is also aimed below $150, so that it won't have to cut into a future Christmas or birthday budget. Don't forget to also get a little messy with the painting too.
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(5) 5/4" x 6 x 8'
(1) 5/4" x 6 x 12'
(3) 1/2" sheets
Step 1: Framing the Joists
From (1) 2x4x8 and (2) 2x4x12s, cut and assemble the six pieces together as depicted in the below illustration. Cross measure the corners to check if the box is square.
Step 2: Decking the JoistsFrom (5) 8' decking boards and (1) 12' decking board, cut and install thirteen 4' pieces to the floor joists. Space the pieces apart by 1/4".
Step 3: Framing the Front RailingGoing off the below illustration, from (2) 2x4x8s, cut one of the 2' 2 3/8" piece, one of the 2' 7 7/8" piece and two of the the 4' 3/8" piece. Arrange these four pieces together as depicted in the 2nd below illustration.
From (4) 2x2x4' balusters, cut eight 2' pieces. Install these eight pieces to the previous assembly as depicted below. Install this railing to the front of the platform as shown in the 2nd below illustration.
Step 4: Framing the Front WallFrom (4) 2x4x8s, construct the wall depicted in the below illustration.
Step 5: Framing the Back WallFrom (3) 2x4x8s and (1) 2x4x10, construct the wall depicted in the below illustration. All of the measurements and angles are the same as the wall from step 4, but with a full bottom place and an added 1' 6 3/8" piece for the bottom window sill.
Step 6: Side WallsFrom (1) 2x4x8, cut the piece depicted in the below two illustrations. From the remaining 2x4 material, cut a 2nd, mirrored piece. The two below illustrations are a top and side view of the same piece.
With these two pieces, as well as (2) 2x4x8s, construct the wall depicted in the below illustration. Two of these walls will be required.
Combine all four walls together as depicted in the below illustration.
Step 7: Rafters From (1) 2x4x8, cut and assemble the two piece unit depicted in the below illustration. Three of these units will be required. Install these three units to the top of the walls as depicted in the 2nd below illustration.