Bewitching Boot Playhouse Plan

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Bring a large helping of whimsy and wonderment to your backyard with the Bewitching Boot Playhouse!  Inspired by the old English nursery rhyme, this plan's style and aesthetic is designed to provide your child a spacious and fun play space inside, while extruding a fanciful presence on the outside.

The Bewitching Boot consists of two main parts: The shaft and the toe cap.  The Shaft is the taller part of the playhouse and features two levels, 9' ceiling and an exit for a 7' decking height slide.  The toe cap is structured to be a 8' wide dodecagon so that kids can setup for activities that require more spacious play.

If you're looking for a truly storybook playhouse, The Bewitching Boot will delight and inspire it's occupants and builder's alike.

Features:

  • A truly whimsical, storybook inspired life-sized boot that will delight children and adults alike
  • 130ft² total usable play space
  • Designed for ages 3½-9
  • 59 page, step by step PDF plan

Plan Category:

💫 Whimsical Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 8' wide at base
  • 17' 5" deep at base
  • 17' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x6 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" - 24" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x4 - 16" O.C.

Roofing Details:

  • Multiple angle hip roof pitch
  • 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'

2x2:
(2) 2” x 2” x 3'
(12) 2” x 2” x 8'

2x4:

(52) 2” x 4” x 8'
(43) 2” x 4” x 10'
(11) 2” x 4” x 12'

2x6:
(13) 2” x 6” x 8'
(9) 2” x 6” x 10'
(1) 2” x 6” x 12'

Plywood:
(33) 4' x 8' x ½” Plywood Non-PT

Hardware List:

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