Whimsy Wendy Playhouse Plan

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If you were to image the perfect playhouse, one that radiates dreamy wonderment, playful fervor and whimsical alacrity, you need not look further. The traditional Wendy house has been a classic approach for building small children’s play structures since the early 20th century, and has been expounded upon with a plethora of delightful ideas and twists. We wanted to take the many fanciful concepts seen and fit them into an ambitious DIY design, the Whimsy Wendy Playhouse Plan.

Starting with a conventional gable style layout, the Whimsy Wendy adds it’s own character by introducing outward angled walls and dormers, flaring rakes, concave roof ridge and chimerical aesthetic. One of Paul’s personally favored designs, both children and adults will fall in love with this playhouse's lively exuberance and youthful expression. Make this your next family DIY project!

Features:




 

  • An all-inclusive dreamy and fanciful Wendy house aesthetic
  • Angled walls, bay windows, dormers and roof line enhances the overall playful construction
  • 180ft² in usable play space with interior loft
  • Two dormers and two bay windows
  • Covered front porch
  • Allows for fourteen glass shed windows to help provide ample illumination
  • Designed for children aged 3½-12
  • 78 page, step by step plan

Plan Category:

💫 Whimsical Playhouse Plans
🏡 Full Size Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 10' Wide (w/o) bay windows)
  • 12' 10" Wide (w/ bay windows)
  • 14' Deep
  • 16' 5" Tall

Framing Details:

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

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 6 )  14" x 21"
  • ( 8 )   18" x 27"

Roofing Details:

  • Sweeping 65° gable roof pitch
  • 330 ft² of total roof coverage (no silo).
  • 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:
(1) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
(9) 5/4” x 6” x 10'

2x Framing:

(94) 2” x 4” x 8'
(32) 2” x 4” x 10'
(43) 2” x 4” x 12'

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

(2) 2” x 8” x 8'
(3) 2” x 8” x 10'
(1) 2” x 8” x 12'
(9) 2” x 8” x 16'

(2) 2” x 12” x 12'

(24) 2” x 2” x 3'
(4) 2” x 2” x 8'

4x Framing:
(5) 4” x 4” x 8

Plywood:
(37) 4' x 8' x 1/2” Plywood Non-PT
(4) 4' x 8' x 3/4” Plywood Non-PT
(1) 4' x 8' x 3/4” HQ Plywood Non-PT

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