Large A-frame playhouse plan w/ 2 stories and front porch
Big "A" Playhouse Plan
Big "A" Playhouse Plan

Big "A" Playhouse Plan

Regular price $ 50.00 Credit Cards Accepted Sale

A-frame homes have been around forever, dating back to ancient China and Europe.  Much of their appeal is rooting in simply how uncomplicated they are built.  Just lay a floor down and throw some rafters on top to call it a day.  With the Big "A", you'll be able to make your child their own timeless backyard dwelling all for themselves.

The 16x16 Big "A" playhouse contains two stories, allow children to run up and down the ship ladder and through the trap door while trying to find the perfect place to store all of their treasures.  A front porch will greet any visitor that happens to stop by, as well as plenty of framed openings to allow up to 9 windows for plenty of natural light to enter.

Created in the same spirit of the Lakeside Camp playhouse, this plan was designed with real, deep wood A-frame retreats in mind, your children will certainly come to love the simpleness and charm the Big "A" has to offer!  Don't forget to also check the smaller version as well!

Features:

  • 380 ft² in usable play space
  • 2nd story loft
  • Framed for seven 18" x 27" shed windows & two 14" x 21" shed windows
  • Two dormers for added light to the upper story
  • Front porch w/ railing
  • 47 page, step by step PDF plan
  • Designed for children aged 3-12

Dimensions:

  • 16' Wide
  • 16' Deep
  • 12.5' Tall

Framing Details:

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

Roofing Details:

  • 55° gable roof pitch & 60° porch roof pitch
  • 350 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:
(1) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
(34) 5/4” x 6” x 16'

Framing:
(20) 2” x 4” x 8'
(19) 2” x 4” x 10'
(4) 2” x 4” x 12'
(1) 2” x 4” x 16'
(2) 4” x 4” x 12'
(4) 2” x 6” x 8'
(10) 2” x 6” x 10'
(2) 2” x 6” x 12'
(35) 2” x 6” x 16'
(1) 2” x 8” x 12'

Trim:
(2) 1” x 4” x 8'
(7) 1” x 4” x 10'

Plywood:
(29) 4' x 8' x 1/2”

Balusters:
(42) 2” x 2” x 36”

Windows:
(7) 18” x 27”
(2) 14” x 21”