The Weekender Playhouse Plan

$ 65.00
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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.

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.

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
  • 74 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