Crippling Clipper Pirate Ship Plan

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Do your kids have that sense of adventure but your yard and budget aren't too keen on the plundering?  Perhaps they're ready to take on the whole Atlantic but you're currently trapped in the Chesapeake Bay. The answer is the 7x16 Crippling Clipper pirate Ship playhouse.  All trade ships beware!

One of the smaller outdoor pirate vessels hosted on this website, this two story design still comes with a lot of character that'll give any innocent cargo ship a scare.  Features 100 square feet of total play space, a 2nd story over the main deck and even a crow's nest to see if enemy sips are in sight.  If you don't have the space, this little playhouse is perfect for the plundering!

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


  • 100ft² in usable play space
  • 3 total levels including crow's nest
  • 2nd level access to a 5' slide or crow's nest
  • Design includes center mast & interactive lookout
  • Simplest pirate ship design
  • Designed for children aged 3-10
  • 30 page, step by step PDF plan

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  • 7' Wide
  • 16' Deep
  • 16' Tall

Framing Details:

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

Lumber List:

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( 44 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 5 ) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
( 4 ) 5/4” x 6” x 12'
( 11 ) 5/4” x 6” x 16'

( 14 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 14 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 20 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

( 17 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 4 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 3 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 7 ) 4” x 4” x 8'
( 3 ) 4” x 4” x 10'
( 1 ) 4” x 4” x 16'

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Roger Wilkins
My grandson loves it!

Paul’s plans made this project so easy. His details were spot on. The plans made it so easy and quick. A fabulous Pirate Play Ship!

Thanks Paul

Good value overall

The plans were easy to follow and modify for the changes we wished to make. Good value overall.

Thanks Paul!

I was hired to build a pirate ship playhouse for a family in Haiku, HI last winter, and Paul's Plans were essential to making that happen. The plans were easy to follow with every cut and step written out for me. I made a few adjustments per the customer's request. The trickiest part was building the foundation for the deck--not an easy one man job. Thanks Paul!

Will Reish
Turned out perfectly

I was impressed with how easy the instructions were to follow. I did this for an Eagle Scout project and I couldn’t of hoped for anything better. I highly recommend this plan for anyone who wants to build a playhouse. It is sturdy, cool looking, and the kids love it. I also found the company to be very responsive.