Four tower fortress play-set, connected with bridges and gang planks
Top view of large castle play-set plan
Backyard Stronghold play-set plan dimensions

Full Lumber List Included

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Backyard Stronghold Play Fort Plan

Regular price $ 45.00 Credit Cards Accepted Sale

Take cover men, the enemy is right at our doorstep!  When it comes time for young siblings and friends to set aside their affable demeanor and choose opposing sides all in the name of fun, there's a good chance someone has built them the Backyard Stronghold play-set plan.  Packed with loads of ways to climb, hide and interact with, this 16x21 play fort will make for a fun and exciting skirmish into imaginative play.

Four main towers, each with a trap door to a lower exit, are interconnect with four bridges that group them all together. In addition to having four trap doors, there are also six ramps, two that lead to the center and four that exit out.  Mock battlements can also be found on the towers and two of the bridges, adding a greater castle ascetic.

Designed with children ages 2-8, the Backyard Stronghold Play Fort is guaranteed to make for a lively and thrilling outdoor adventure!  Be sure to also look out the younger brother, the Fun Fortress Play-set Plan too.

Features:

  • 350 ft² in usable play space
  • 4 interconnected towers w/ battlements
  • Towers have lower crawl spaces for added interactivity
  • 4 bridges
  • 6 ramps & 4 trap doors
  • Wooden 2x4, 2x6 and 5/4" decking construction
  • 39 page, step by step PDF plan
  • Designed for ages 2-8

Dimensions:

  • 16' Wide
  • 21' Deep
  • 7.5' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x6 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.

Roofing Details:

  • 45° gable roof pitch & 60° porch roof pitch
  • 150 ft² of total roof coverage.  Typically, 10% should be added to the roofing material order to account for waste and overlap.

Lumber List:

Make sure to ask about and take advantage of any volume discount from your local lumber yard!

Decking:
( 20 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 16 ) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
( 20 ) 5/4” x 6” x 12'
( 4 ) 5/4” x 6” x 16'

Framing:
( 34 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 32 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 14 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

( 8 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 32 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 14 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 2 ) 2” x 8” x 8'

( 9 ) 4” x 4” x 8'
( 4 ) 4” x 4” x 10'
( 2 ) 4” x 4” x 12'

Balusters:
( 66 ) 2” x 2” x 3'

Plywood:
( 32 ) 1/2 Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

  • (15 lbs) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • (15 lbs) GRK 2.5” R4 Screws
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws