The Damsel Playhouse Plan

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For a truly classic playhouse build, the 8x17 Damsel makes for a fantastic summer project! Similar in tone to our Garden Playhouse and Abigail's Getaway, this Cape Cod inspired design spans two floors, tallying in at 190 square feet for a roomy yet cozy interior.

The timeless gable roofs, four dormers and 2nd level balcony add flavorful characteristics to the exterior.  Add in the fifteen total windows for ample natural illumination, some flower boxes and three doors, all laced with trim work and corner molding and you'll have yourself a real dream Wendy house for the smaller portions of your family.

Any child will appreciate and fall in love with the charm that the Damsel playhouse will bring.  Make sure to also check out our indoor, loft bed variant.  Download your copy and start building it this weekend!

Features:

  • Two level playhouse with a total of 190 ft² in usable space
  • 4 total entrances/exits including trap door from the 1st to 2nd floor
  • 6' max interior head room for 1st & 2nd floors.  5' 7" max interior head room for 2nd floor.
  • Fourteen 14" x 21" shed window openings & one 18" octagonal window opening
  • Four dormers for added light to the upper level as well as character
  • 2nd level balcony
  • Designed for children aged 3-12
  • 75 page, step by step PDF plan

Plan Category:

🏠 Classic Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 17' Wide
  • 8' Deep
  • 11' 7" Tall

Framing Details:

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

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 14 )  14" x 21"
  • ( 1 )  18" Octagonal

Roofing Details:

  • 45° gable roof pitch
  • 140 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:
(2) 5/4” x 6” x 12'
(4) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
(8) 5/4” x 6” x 8'

Framing:
(38) 2” x 4” x 8'
(44) 2” x 4” x 10'
(3) 2” x 4” x 12'
(41) 2” x 6” x 8'
(10) 2” x 6” x 10'
(3) 2” x 6” x 12'
(3) 2” x 8” x 8'
(1) 2” x 8” x 10'
(2) 4” x 4” x 8'
(1) 4” x 4” x 12'
(28) 2” x 2” x 36”

Trim:
(27) 1” x 4” x 8'
(2) 1” x 4” x 10'
(1) 1” x 4” x 12'
(1) 1” x 4” x 8

Plywood:
(28) ½” Sheets

Hardware List:

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