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How To Build a Backyard Playhouse

Instead of a standard square playhouse, build a work of art that both kids and parents will love.

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The roof hatch on this deluxe playhouse opens for an alfresco feel or can be shut tight for a sleepover. It is also equipped with a chalkboard wall, storage underneath the floor and a loft with a fixed ladder. To make a triangular playhouse, you’ll need: 2x3, 2x4, 2x6 boards; a 4’x’8’ sheet of plywood; 8’ decking; shiplap siding; two 4” gate hinges; 10’ panels of polycarbonate roofing; a framing square; 2-1/2” wood screws; 1” hex-head screws with neoprene washers; two bolts; exterior paint; chalkboard paint; a drill; a jigsaw; a reciprocating saw; a sander; a hammer and nails; a level and shims; and/or patio pavers.

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