Davy Jones' Locker Pirate Ship Plan

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If you have some carpentry experience under your belt, get ready to take on quite the epic project!  Massive thrills and excitement abound in this cool DIY, 11x19 backyard pirate ship plan.  Dubbed the Davy Jone's Locker, there are tons of ways kids can interact, play and go adventuring on the high seas.  Features three stories with a roof that covers half the structure for those pesky rainy days.  There are six ways to enter and exit, including a gang plank and a spot for a slide.

The crow's next can be climbed into from two entrances and also acts as the bridge between the bow and stern of the ship.  Trap doors in the front and back allow for a quick getaway, and a flight of stairs connect the 1st and 2nd story for easy access.  Room for six shed windows and rope rails add even more character!  With a total of 250 square feet, your kids will have a blast taking on the peril of sea bound piracy!

Also be sure to sail over to our complete pirate ship plan page to see all of our ship ideas!

Features:

  • 250ft² in usable play space
  • 3 stories with crow's nest
  • Both open and sheltered environments
  • 13' Gang plank
  • Room for a slide
  • Six 18" x 27" shed window openings
  • Center mast & interactive crow's nest
  • 5 total entrances/exits from the 1st and 2nd floor
  • Two trap doors
  • Designed for children aged 3-10
  • 124 page, step by step PDF plan

Plan Category:

🏴‍☠️ Pirate Ship Playset Plans

Dimensions:

  • 21' Wide (w/ gang plank)
  • 10' 8" Wide (w/o gang plank)
  • 23' Deep
  • 16' Tall

Framing Details:

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

Roofing Details:

  • 24° gable & hip roof pitch
  • 110 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:
(88)  5/4” x 6” x 8'
(69)  5/4” x 6” x 10'
(24)  5/4” x 6” x 12'
(15)  5/4” x 6” x 16'

Framing:

(32)  2” x 4” x 8'
(26)  2” x 4” x 10'
(40)  2” x 4” x 12'

(38) 2” x 6” x 8'
(13) 2” x 6” x 10'
(12) 2” x 6” x 12'

(1) 2” x 8” x 8'
(3) 2” x 8” x 16'

(3) 2” x 12” x 8'

(12) 4” x 4” x 8'
(1) 4” x 4” x 16'

Trim:
(6) 1” x 4” x 10'

Plywood:
(6) ½” Plywood Non-PT

Hardware List:

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