The Weekender Playhouse Plan

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Everyone would enjoy having a 2nd getaway home to call their own.  Typically these vacation houses are found near a mountain lake or in a nearby shore town.  Wherever they reside or whether you can afford a real one, the Weekender playhouse plan brings that same place of relaxation to your backyard.

Big brother to our original plan, the Weekender is designed for children aged 4-12, this two story, A-frame plan provides 430 square feet of play space to easily accommodate medium to large families  Fifteen total windows allow in plenty of daylight, and the front balcony adds a bit more fun interactivity, in addition to rear slide exit.

Check out our Lakeside Camp playhouse for another perfect vacation home idea. If you want some weekend fun to your residence, download and start building this plan today!

Features:

  • Two story, A-frame design
  • 430 ft² in usable play space
  • Front porch and front facing balcony
  • Accommodates 15 glass shed windows
  • Rear exit allows for a 7' platform height slide
  • Designed for children aged 4-12
  • 75 page, step by step plan

Exterior Dimensions:

  • 14' Wide
  • 18' Deep (w/ lower platform)
  • 18' Tall

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 6 )  18" x 27"
    ( 5 )  2' x 3'
  • ( 4 )  18" Octagonal

Framing Details:

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

Roofing Details:

  • 60° gable roof pitch
  • 525 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:
( 13 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 1 ) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
( 13 ) 5/4” x 6” x 16'

Framing:
( 30 ) 2” x 2” x 8'

( 26 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 31 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 45 ) 2” x 4” x 12'
( 3 ) 2” x 4” x 16'

( 11 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 7 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 8 ) 2” x 6” x 12'
( 32 ) 2” x 6” x 16'

( 4 ) 2” x 8” x 8'
( 22 ) 2” x 8” x 10'
( 4 ) 2” x 8” x 12'
( 13 ) 2” x 8” x 16'

( 2 ) 2” x 10” x 12'

( 6 ) 4” x 4” x 8'

( 20 ) 1” x 4” x 8'

Plywood:
( 43 ) ½" Plywood Sheets
( 8 ) ¾" Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

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