White Picket Fence Playhouse

$ 60.00
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There are few things more iconic in America than apple pie, baseball, blue jeans and a house with a white picket fence. This plan, equitably name the "White Picket Fence Playhouse", attempts to capture the ideal classic, middle-class homestead generations of Americans dreamed about owning.

Surrounded on three sides by a 150ft² patio with a low cut picket fence with a front gate and lamppost, kid's will delight with this two story, colonial aesthetic design that spans 200ft² in indoor usable play space.  A total of seventeen glass shed windows can be installed to allow an abundance of natural light, and it's six foot wall height accommodates children of all ages, including most adults who want to join in on the fun.

Fashioned to be cozy, amiable and fitting for most family's yards, the White Picket Fence playhouse plan will make a delightful project and personal dwelling for your  kindred.  Download and start building this weekend!

If you're looking for smaller yet equally charming middle class abode, the Simple Suburbia playhouse plan has your name on it.

Features:

  • Colonial style design and surrounding picket fence invokes classic American imagery
  • 200 ft² indoor floor-space & 350ft² total usable play space
  • Two stories w/ trap door and ship ladder access
  • 3 sided, 150ft² patio circles the house
  • 17 window openings
  • 4 Dormers
  • 6' wall height
  • Plan includes instructions for lamppost, shutters, decorative front door and picket fence
  • Designed for children aged 4-11
  • 75 page, step by step plan

Exterior Dimensions:

  • 16' Wide
  • 10' 8" Wide (House Only)
  • 16' Deep
  • 10' Deep (House Only)
  • 15' Tall

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 4 )  14" x 21"
  • ( 13 )  18" x 27"

Framing Details:

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

Roofing Details:

  • 50° gable roof pitch & 45° dormer roof pitch
  • 200 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:
( 1 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 11 ) 5/4” x 6” x 10'
( 13 ) 5/4” x 6” x 16'

2x Framing:
( 87 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 37 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 29 ) 2” x 4” x 12'
( 4 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

( 8 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 35 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 7 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 2 ) 2” x 8” x 8'
( 3 ) 2” x 8” x 12'
( 15 ) 2” x 8” x 16'

4x Framing:
( 6 ) 4” x 4” x 8'
( 1 ) 4” x 4” x 10'

1x Framing:
( 2 ) 1” x 4” x 10'
( 26 ) 1” x 4” x 12'

Plywood:
( 28 ) ½" Plywood Sheets
( 5 )   ⅝" Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

  • ( 20 lbs ) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • ( 20 lbs ) GRK 2½” R4 Screws
  • ( 5 lbs )   GRK 1½” R4 Screws
  • ( 28 ) ½" Carriage Bolts, nuts, washers
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws