Build a solid wood firehouse playset with these free simple easy plans! Made of solid wood, this sturdy playset will last and last!
1 - 1/4 sheet of 3/4" hardwood plywood (shown in PureBond Formaldehyde Free Birch Plywood)
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 4 feet long
3 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15 3/4" x 8"
4 - 1x2 @ 18 1/4" (legs)
4 - 1x2 @ 15 3/4" (side trim)
2 - 1x4 @ 17 1/4" (front trim)
2 - 1x2 @ 17 1/4" (Bottom trim)
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!
Have your hardware store cut the plywood into strips 8" and 15 3/4" wide, by four feet long as shown in the diagram. If they are really nice, they might even do your crosscuts :) Remember that the saw blade takes up space, so measure, cut, measure cut and so on to get the most accurate cuts.
From all of the shelves, notch out the corners as shown above with a jigsaw. Sand any rough edges.
TIP: Cut holes out with a hole saw kit on the top and middle story to add a fireman's pole :) just make sure you place the holes so they don't conflict with your interior wall placement.
Now cut the doorways out of the interior walls. You can make doorways larger or smaller to fit your child's needs.
Mark on all of the legs the placement of the middle story. Attach legs as shown in diagram.
Flip the whole project upside down and nail bottom trim on starting with smaller pieces.
Now add the longer trim pieces to finish out the bottom. You can also add wheels underneath to make the playset mobile.
Now flip the playset back over and attach top trim as shown above, flush to bottom of top story.
Cut desired shape out of 1x4 front/backs and attach with finish nails and glue.
Now it's time to paint and accessorize!!!
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.