2x2 Indoor Playhouse Frame

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Hi everyone!!!

You know what Friday means!


New Handmade Holiday Plans!!!

After last weeks indoor playhouse plans, Jaime and I wanted to also create plans for you for a simpler, less expensive indoor playhouse option.  We were both inspired by this playhouse for these plans.


For under $20 you can make this indoor playhouse!

I can just see my daughter covering this frame in sheets and "decorating" it herself!

Jaime and I purposely made this playhouse just less than 54" wide, so you could use 54" fabric to cover the side walls and roof easily (how about peel and stick velcro?).

And I adore how Jaime used a flat sheet to cover hers!


We've got you covered with the plans below - check them out - AFTER you go check out Jaime's building post here with LOTS more pictures!

Have an awesome weekend!!!


Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

8 - 2x2, 8 feet long

2-1/2" pocket hole screws

2" finish nails

wood glue

Cut List

2 - 2x2 @ 37"

4 - 2x2 @ 44" (longest point measurement, one end cut at 30 degrees off square)

4 - 2x2 @ 23-1/8" (both ends cut PARALLEL at 30 degrees off square, long point to short point measurement)

5 - 2x2 @ 48"

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!


Step 1

Build the two gable ends.  You can use 1-1/2" pocket holes or 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue or countersink 2-1/2" screws.  Jaime used nails at the top to attach together.

Step 2

Now simply attach the two end frames together.  You can use 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue or countersink 2-1/2" screws through ends.

Step 3

Jaime also added a chimney to the top for added detail.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.



Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:26

Really you must stop!!! I can't take all these wonderful ideas!!! This is perfect to go along with the doll bunk beds and highchair that I'm making our 3 year old, her very own house! I can already see another one for my 7 year old fella, cabin theme anyone? And so affordable, thank you so very much, this is going to be such a special Christmas. Heartfelt, homemade and hand me down-able gifts. I can't wait to put them together Christmas eve and see the joy in their eyes Christmas morning!


Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:45

I've been reading this blog for months trying to get up the courage to give somehting a try. I have always wanted to be handy.  Decided on this for my first project. Seemed simple enough, but I NEVER should have tried something without all of the steps filled in.  Now I've got a pile of cut wood that I cannot get to go together correctly and no birthday gift for my girl. Bummed.