Gnome Home Playhouse Plan

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For centuries, artists and writers have developed a rich folklore of tiny people that live on and under the earth's surface.  These mythological creatures called gnomes often built aberrant homes for themselves inside hillsides, tree stumps, toadstools and other vegetation.  Using whatever building material they could find, the end result was always offbeat and curious.

The Gnome Home playhouse plan tires to capture that magic and turn it into an enchanting and unconventional play structure children will adore.  Few straight lines will be found here.  A curving, twisting and overall whimsical aesthetic to emulate the feeling of a true gnome house is the main goal.  Be forward that there are many cuts, but if you're up for the challenge, this captivating playhouse is well worth the price of admission.

Features:

  • 112ft² of total play space
  • Offbeat and whimsical design makes the gnome folklore come alive
  • Interior 4'x8' loft w/ slide exit to the outside
  • 12' swing-set attachment
  • Nine total windows including two 14" glass shed octagonal
  • Designed for ages 3-10
  • 79 page, step by step PDF plan

Dimensions:

  • 10' Wide
  • 8' Deep
  • 13' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x8 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x4 - 16" O.C.

Roofing Details:

  • Arched roof design
  • 240 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:
(71)  2” x 4” x 8'
(42)  2” x 4” x 10'
(18)  2” x 4” x 12'

(7)  2” x 6” x 8'
(1)  2” x 6” x 10'
(3)  2” x 6” x 12'

(9)  2” x 8” x 8'
(2)  2” x 8” x 10'
(1)  2” x 8” x 12'

(3)  4” x 6” x 10'
(1)  4” x 6” x 12'

Plywood:
(12) ½” Sheets
(12) ¾” Sheets
(1) ¾” Premium Sheet

Hardware List:

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