Fairy-tale Castle Playset Plan

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There is no doubt this design is special, and it comes from a place of genuine ambition to make the coolest, DIY castle playhouse possible.  Next to arguably our Tremendous Toadstool, this is our most whimsical and mythical playhouse design we sell.

The entire structure of the Fairy-tale Castle is based on a 16x16 decagon with a circling bulwark and eight turrets surrounding a forward and back bailey (courtyard) and center keep.  The keep features 3 stories and three towers with trap door access to the tallest tower located in the middle.  Both the surrounding bulwark and keep are angled at 5° outwards to further augment the castle's dreamy and chimerical tone.

With the 3 levels of floor space totaling 300ft², and at least 6' of headroom, the Fairy-tale Castle plan can accommodate even the largest families while adults can join in on the fun with little trouble.  If you or your handyman is up for the task, this is one playset your kids, and the rest of the neighborhood won't soon forget.


Features:

  • A truly whimsical, storybook inspired play castle that will delight children and adults alike
  • Fun details include angled turrets and walls, battlements, front and back courtyards, pointed roof peeks, trap door and mock draw bridge
  • Decagon shaped base and covers 300ft² over three stories in total usable play space to allow many children to play at the same time
  • 3rd level floor measures 15' high
  • Eight angled lower castle turrets, two angled upper towers and one single center tower with trap door access
  • Ramp entrance resembles a drawbridge and allows for easy access
  • Symmetrical design allows for back entrance if desired
  • Designed for ages 3½-12
  • 117 page, step by step PDF plan

Plan Category:

🏰 Castle Playset Plans
💫 Whimsical Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 16' wide at base
  • 16' deep at base
  • 24' Tall

Framing Details:

  • 1st story Joists: 2x8 - 16" O.C.
  • 2nd story Joists: 2x6 - 16" O.C.
  • 3rd story Joists: 2x6 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x4 & 2x6 - 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:
(9) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
(3)  5/4" x 6" x 10'
(5)  5/4" x 6" x 12'
(23)  5/4" x 6" x 16'

Framing:

(227)  2” x 4” x 8'
(28)  2” x 4” x 10'
(126)  2” x 4” x 12'
(8)  2” x 4” x 16'

(29) 2” x 6” x 8'
(10) 2” x 6” x 10'
(4) 2” x 6” x 12'

(4) 2” x 8” x 8'
(15) 2” x 8” x 10'
(5) 2” x 8” x 12'
(7) 2” x 8” x 16'

14x Trim:
(38) 1” x 4” x 8'
(21) 1” x 4” x 10'

2x2:
(10) 2” x 2” x 8'

Plywood:
(71) 4' x 8' x ½” Plywood Non-PT

Hardware List:

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