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Top 17 Free Playhouse Plans on the Net

Top 17 Free Playhouse Plans on the Net
When it comes to most things, it's really hard to beat free. With today's modern interconnectivity and information overload, you're bound to com...

How to Attach Rough Framing Together with Screws and Nails

How to Attach Rough Framing Together with Screws and Nails
For those without much experience in construction and carpentry, sometimes the basics need to be spelled out clearly and consciously, and that is ...

How to Stiffen a Shaky Platform with Cross Cables & Turn Buckles

How to Stiffen a Shaky Platform with Cross Cables & Turn Buckles
No one likes a wobbly, shaky playhouse.  Not only is it unnerving, it can be dangerous if too many people are on the platform at the same time.  T...

How to cut more than 45 degrees with a circular saw

How to cut more than 45 degrees with a circular saw
For most woodworking tasks around the house, such as wall framing, fencing or building a garage work table, the great majority of connections will ...

Free 6x6 DIY Playhouse Plan | Outpost One

Free 6x6 DIY Playhouse Plan | Outpost One
It's great being a kid.  Summers off, free time galore, no worries and no responsibilities.  Plus recess.  Ah yes, that long awaited break from th...

Build a Backyard Pirate Ship Playhouse

Build a Backyard Pirate Ship Playhouse
If there's one thing the Amish have right that's going for them, it's their work integrity. They are routinely up before sunrise actively doing th...

10 Things to Consider Before Building a Playhouse

10 Things to Consider Before Building a Playhouse
With the weather getting warmer and the kid(s) starting to get older, you may be looking for a way to encourage them to put down the game controll...

7 Coolest Kid's Castle Plans on the Net

7 Coolest Kid's Castle Plans on the Net
No one in their right mind would ever desire to truly go back and live life a millennium ago in the medieval ages, yet the architecture during th...

6 Cool Pirate Ship Plans From Around the Net

6 Cool Pirate Ship Plans From Around the Net
Ahoy, me Hearties! Watch out, it's time ter get started on a piratey project, me ship! For some reason, kids are fascinated by ship playhouses. Wh...

6 Great Reasons for being a Do-It-Yourselfer

6 Great Reasons for being a Do-It-Yourselfer
Growing up, I've always been a very hands on person. Most of my toys were of the construction nature, allowing me to assemble them however my imag...

How I got started in designing playhouses

How I got started in designing playhouses
It was a time when Spyrius and Ice Planet 2002 ruled the day, with a few Space Police II and Unitron groupies thrown in for good measure.  I was pr...

9 Tips for Building a Cool Kid's Playhouse

9 Tips for Building a Cool Kid's Playhouse
You've recently been thinking about buying or building your kid some kind of outdoor fort that'll get them out of the house and out of your hair fo...