Chesapeake Lighthouse Plan・2-Sizes-Sold-Separately

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Lighthouses have been the subject of many children's stories and in addition to ornate windmills, they're a staple of people's lawns all over the country.  Visiting a real seaside lighthouse can be quite an experience for kids and adults alike.  There's just something illustriousness and gallant about their presentation, the way they protect ships and crews from hitting that rocky edge while battling a storm. The wooden, outdoor Chesapeake Lighthouse plan has some of that sophistication.

Coming in two different sizes and fashioned with three stories for more interactive play time, sixteen window openings, front door and a look-out that's fourteen feet high!  I hope you enjoy building and having it as much as I had designing it!  If you're looking for a smaller lighthouse plan, check out the Little Lighthouse!

Features:

  • 140ft² (8x11) or 230ft² (10x18) in usable interior play space
  • Plentiful windows provides an abundance of natural interior illumination
  • 3 stories for fun, interactive play
  • Two trap doors
  • 70+ page, step by step PDF plan
  • Designed for children aged 3-12

Plan Category:

🏡 Full Size Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

8x11

  • 8' Wide
  • 11' Deep
  • 18' Tall

10x18

  • 9' 7" Wide
  • 17' 8" Deep
  • 22' 5" Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x6 & 2x8 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x4 & 2x6 - 16" O.C.

Glass Shed Windows:

8x11

  • ( 8 )  14" Octagonal
  • ( 17 )  14" x 21"

10x18

  • ( 8 )  14" x 21"
  • ( 11 )  24" x 36"

Roofing Details:

  • 45° hip roof pitch | 20° gable roof pitch
  • 65ft² (8x11) or 160ft² (10x18) of total roof coverage.  Typically, 10% should be added to the roofing material order to account for waste and overlap.

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

8x11 Lumber List:

Decking:
(28)  5/4x6x8'
(3)  5/4x6x10'
(11)  5/4x6x12'

Framing:
(42)  2” x 4” x 8'
(20)  2” x 4” x 10'
(22)  2” x 4” x 12'

(17)  2” x 6” x 8'
(1)  2” x 6” x 10'
(5)  2” x 6” x 12'

(2)  2” x 10” x 10'

(1)  2” x 8” x 8'
(3)  2” x 8” x 10'
(1)  2” x 8” x 16'

Trim:
(30)  1” x 4” x 8'
(14)  1” x 4” x 12'

Plywood:
(20) 4' x 8' x ½” Plywood

10x18 Lumber List:

Decking:
(1)  5/4x6x8'

Framing:
(110)  2” x 4” x 8'
(6)  2” x 4” x 10'
(36)  2” x 4” x 12'
(34)  2” x 4” x 16'

(20)  2” x 6” x 8'
(15)  2” x 6” x 10'
(11)  2” x 6” x 12'

(2)  2” x 10” x 10'

(14)  2” x 8” x 8'
(5)  2” x 8” x 10'
(1)  2” x 8” x 12'

(1)  2” x 12” x 8'
(1)  2” x 12” x 10'

Trim:
(1)  1” x 6” x 8'
(1)  1” x 6” x 10'

Plywood:
(30) 4' x 8' x ½” Plywood
(9) 4' x 8' x ⅝” Plywood
(1) 4' x 8' x ¾” Plywood

Hardware List:

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