Tremendous Toadstool Playhouse Plan

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Few things evoke the timeless example of whimsicality, mythology and imaginative playtime as that of the classic toadstool.  Specifically the Fly Agaric toadstool, this spotted red-and-white mushroom has been a common sight in today's culture for the last few centuries.  Because of it's deep involvement in childhood stories and lore, it seemed only natural to turn it into a full sized playhouse with mythos to spare.

The "Tremendous Toadstool" playhouse was designed to parallel the "Amanita muscaria" mushroom, commonly associated with fairy-tales and gnomes.  This colossal, two-story plan features 250ft² of interior space, with enough headroom for the tallest adults to stand straight up and move about with no problem.  Eleven window openings provide amble natural illumination, and fun details like the crooked stove pipe and window awnings.

If you're looking for a smaller toadstool design, check out our 7x7 plan.

Features:

  • Whole structure is designed to resemble a plump Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushroom with whimsical artistic liberties
  • 250ft² total usable play space
  • Two stories connected by interior ship ladder
  • Eleven total window openings
  • Six circling dormers
  • Designed for children aged 3-12
  • 60 page, step by step plan

Exterior Dimensions:

  • 13.5' Wide
  • 13.5' Deep
  • 19' Tall

Framing Details:

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

Roofing Details:

  • 540 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!

2x Framing:

( 138 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 88 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 36 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

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

( 13 ) 2” x 8” x 8'
( 4 ) 2” x 8” x 10'
( 6 ) 2” x 8” x 12'
( 7 ) 2” x 8” x 16'

( 12 ) 2” x 2” x 8'

Plywood:
( 65 ) ½" Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

  • ( 20 lbs ) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • ( 20 lbs ) GRK 2½” R4 Screws
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws
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