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Playhouse Plans – Step-By-Step Plans

Playhouse plans, plans include free PDF download, step-by-step illustrated instructions, material list with shopping list and cutting list.

Playhouse Plans – Overview

Playhouse Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

(material for door and window not included)

Floor

9 – 2×4 pressure treated – 8′

2 – 4×4 – pressure treated – 8′

2 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Wall Frame

11 – 2×4 – 8′

9 – 2×4 – 10′

2 – 4×4 – 10′

1 – 4×4 – 8′

Roof Truss

5 – 2×4 – 12

5 – 2×4 – 8′

Exterior Siding

8 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet

Roof Deck

3 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Soffit

1 – 1/4″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Trim

8 – 1×4 – 8′

2 – 1×6 – 10′

2 – 2×6 – 12′

Hardware

3 1/2″ nails

2″ nails

1 1/2″ finishing nails

2 1/2″ finishing nails

roof felt

drip edge

shingles

Cutting List

Cutting List

(material for door and window not included)

Floor

2 – 2×4 pressure treated – 8′

7 – 2×4 pressure treated – 7′ 9″

2 – 4×4 pressure treated – 8′

2 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Wall Frame

4 – 2×4 – 8′

18 – 2×4 – 5′

4 – 2×4 – 5′ 5″

4 – 4×4 – 4′ 11 1/2″

1 – 4×4 – 8′

3 – 2×4 – (cut to size for porch rail)

Roof Truss

10 – 2×4 – 5′ 5 9/16″ (30-degree angle cuts on both ends in same direction)

5 – 2×4 – 8′ – (60-degree angle cuts on both ends in opposite direction)

Exterior Siding

8 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Roof Deck

3 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Soffit

1 – 1/4″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Trim

8 – 1×4 – 8′ (cut to size)

2 – 1×6 – 10′ (cut to size)

2 – 2×6 – 12′ (cut to size)

Floor

Playhouse plans - floor frame details.

The floor frame is built using 2×4 pressure treated lumber.

Cut two 2×4’s to 8′ long for the band. Cut seven 2×4’s to 7′ 9″ for the floor joist.

Assemble as shown on illustration above, nail 3 1/2″ nails through the band and into the floor joist.

 

Playhouse plans - 4x4 skids.

Cut two pressure treated 4×4’s to 8′ for the skid. Assemble as shown on illustration above, toenail 3 1/2 nails through the floor frame and into the 4×4 skid.

 

Playhouse plans - floor deck.

Attach the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood floor deck, screw 2″ deck screws through floor deck and into the floor frame.

 

Wall Frame

Playhouse plans - front and back wall frame.

The wall frames are built using 2×4 lumber.

Front and Back Wall Frame:

For door and window details see:

Door Details

Window Details

Cut four 2×4’s to 8′ long for the plate, and ten 2×4’s to 5′ long for the wall studs.

Assemble as shown on illustration above, nail 3 1/2″ nails through the plate and into the wall stud.

 

Playhouse plans - right and left wall frame.

Right and Left Wall Frame:

For door and window details see:

Door Details

Window Details

Cut four 2×4’s to 5′ 5″ long for the plate and eight 2×4’s to 5′ for the wall studs.

Assemble as shown on illustration above, nail 3 1/2″ nails through the plate and into the wall stud.

 

Playhouse plans - raise wall frame.

Assemble the wall frames as shown on illustration above, nail 3 1/2″ nails through the wall frame and into the floor.

Do not nail the front bottom plate on door entrance, cut and remove.

 

Playhouse plans - porch frame.

Cut four 4×4’s to 4′ 11 1/2″ long and one 4×4 to 8′ long. Assemble as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

The porch rail is built using 2×4’s, measure, cut to size, and install as shown on illustration above.

 

Roof Truss

Playhouse plans - rafter details.

The roof truss is built using 2×4 lumber.

Cut ten 2×4’s to 5′ 5 9/16″ long with 30-degree angle cuts on both ends in same direction.  Cut five 2×4’s to 8′ long with 60-degree angle cuts on both ends in opposite direction.

 

Playhouse plans - truss, gussets.

Cut truss gussets from scrap plywood and assemble the roof truss as shown on illustration above using 2″ nails.

 

Playhouse plans - truss 24" O.C.

Install roof truss 24″ O.C.

Toenail 3 1/2″ nails through the roof truss and into the wall frame and porch frame.

 

Exterior Siding

Playhouse plans - t1-11 exterior siding.

Install windows, measure, cut, and install exterior siding.

 

Roof Deck

Playhouse plans - roof deck.

Measure, cut, and install the 1/2″ plywood for the roof deck. Nail 2″ nails through the roof deck and into the rafters.

 

Trim

Playhouse plans - trim.

Measure, cut, and install trim as shown on illustration above using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

 

Soffit

Playhouse plans, soffit details.

Measure, cut, and install the 1/4″ plywood for the soffit as shown on illustration above using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.

Roof Shingles

Playhouse plans - roof shingles.

Install roofing felt, drip edge, and shingles.

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2 comments

  1. people can easily build this playhouse with above instructions

  2. I can’t thank you enough for all of your valuable time and knowledge! The fact that you have put all of this information online with free downloads is much appreciated. Now I am about to ask you a question that I feel pretty sheepish about. It belongs ùnder the heading: never satisfied. My county won’t let me build larger than 12′ x 12′ without a permit. I like your 10′ x 12′ shed, but not the gambrell roof. I would love this playhouse in an adult size. I would especially like to have a porch for the shed. Do you know of a way that I could -add a few feet to a shed ? Subtract a few feet? Or modify your designs to get the dimensions I need? Thanks !

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