Bodacious Birdhouse Playhouse Plan

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For a guaranteed unique design that's not quite sure what it wants to be, but sure will be doing it differently, the Bodacious Birdhouse Playhouse Plan stands above the rest. A cross between a craft store's woodworking project, a mantel clock and an up arrow, this plan's design is just as much fun as it is wacky and bemused.

While this playhouse may be following the beat to a different drum, you'll still be able to attach a 7' slide to the backside, keep out the elements with it's gable roof and have abundant about of natural light with it's many crooked windows. Overall, the main point here is for the kids to get outside and have a blast, and the Bodacious Birdhouse does just that.

Be sure to also check out the spiritual big brother, the Terrific Triplex plan!

Features:

  • Whimsical, full-sized birdhouse aesthetic
  • 78ft² in usable play space
  • 2 stories with ship ladder access
  • 6' interior head room
  • Accommodates a 7' slide
  • Designed for children aged 3-8
  • 32 page, step by step plan

Plan Category:

💫 Whimsical Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 6' Wide (Bottom)
  • 12' Wide (Top)
  • 6' Deep
  • 14.5' Tall

Framing Details:

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

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 2 ) 2' x 3'

Roofing Details:

  • 35° gable roof pitch
  • 84 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!

Framing:
( 36 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 10 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 3 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

( 18 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 7 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 1 ) 2” x 8” x 8'

( 6 ) 2” x 2” x 8'

( 1 ) 4” x 4” x 8'

Plywood:
( 19 ) ½" Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

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