Skewed Hourglass Playhouse Plan

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If your intention is to build a truly whimsical, playful and distinct play structure for your family, the Skewed Hourglass playhouse plan delivers on all three!  Shaped like an sandglass and designed from the ground up to exhibit a fun and animated feel, the Skewed Hourglass playhouse plan could easily find it's home inside a storybook or cartoon special.


This model's floor layout totals 260ft² over two stories and 1st level wrap around porch.  Sixteen total window openings allow for plenty of natural light and airflow, and a 2nd level quick exit allows for a 7' slide.  A vaulted, reverse gambrel main roof, sweeping porch roof and curved walls adds to this design's overall crooked nature.

If you have a zany town in mind, our wavy and retro-modern style houses will fit in perfectly.  Download this plan and start building it this weekend!

Features:

  • Whimsical & crooked aesthetic
  • 260ft² in total play space
  • 2 Story design
  • Wrap around porch
  • 16 total windows
  • Reverse Gambrel roof design
  • Side exit allows for a 7' platform height slide
  • Designed for children aged 4-10
  • 87 page, step by step plan

Exterior Dimensions:

  • 12' Wide
  • 16' Deep
  • 18' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x6 & 2x8 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x4 & 2x6 - 16" O.C.

Roofing Details:

  • 30° & 60° reverse gambrel roof pitch
  • 312 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:
( 9 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 2 ) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
( 2 ) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
( 9 ) 5/4” x 6” x 16'

Framing:
( 40 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 19 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 84 ) 2” x 4” x 12'
( 2 ) 2” x 4” x 16'

( 23 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 3 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 10 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 1 ) 2” x 8” x 8'
( 17 ) 2” x 8” x 12'
( 2 ) 2” x 8” x 16'

( 7 ) 4” x 4” x 8'

Plywood:
( 33 ) ½" Plywood Sheets
( 4 ) ¾" Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

  • ( 20 lbs ) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • ( 20 lbs ) GRK 2 ½” R4 Screws
  • ( 28 ) ½" Carriage Bolts, nuts, washers
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws
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