11 Ways To Build A Backyard Playhouse

It’s not only us gardeners who are itching to get out into the garden as soon as the weather warms up. Our kids have also been cooped up indoors and are looking forward to the time when they can enjoy being able to run around on the grass in the fresh air. And what better way to keep them occupied than a playhouse? This article by Kathy Woodard which I found on The Garden Glove website describes eleven designs for a playhouse that would make a perfect DIY project.

Maybe your kids have been trapped inside during a long winter, or perhaps you have already run out of ways to tell them to ?go play outside? in the summer, but we have got a really cool solution for keeping the kids busy outdoors. These DIY playhouses take kids outside in all but the worst weather and help them foster their sense of imagination and play. And hey, who wouldn?t want a place like this to themselves? And if your house is the one where every kid in the neighborhood hangs out, then let them eat snacks and party like kids do! (NOT on your new carpet indoors!) So learn how to build a a backyard playhouse and your kids will make memories to last a lifetime!
For our first project, oh. my. gorgeous. Jen at ?House of Wood? has nailed it again. (No pun intended!) This a-dorable easy kids playhouse is simply 2?4?s, tongue and groove planking and her secret fasteners. (Don?t worry, she tells you?) She originally made this for indoors, so if you are going to use it outside, make sure you seal it with an outdoor rated sealer. Love, love, LOVE! Did we mention, she has free plans for this?

Always wanted to give your kids a treehouse, but missing the tree? No problem, Alli from ?Made with Happy? teaches us how she made this DIY kid?s treehouse, no tree required! Great step by step instructions, we are loving on this project. And they did it on a budget.

This DIY kid?s fort comes to us from ?The Owner Builder Network?, and while you may not have acres for your backyard, this will fit anywhere! Made from plywood, pressure treated pine and cedar fence boards, this kids fort is sturdy enough to last through several generations of kids. Be sure to go check out the wild west theme they finished theirs with! Complete free plans and step by step photos and instructions.

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