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Backyard Playhouse Plan

Item #: 23836
$10.49
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Overview

Keep your kids entertained in your own backyard!

Technical Details:

  • Plan features slide, swing, private clubhouse and small deck.
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Full-color photos and exploded views
  • Detailed tool setup illustrations
  • Materials list
  • Cutting diagram
  • 12 pages

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number 920126W
Weight (lbs) 0.0100
Topic Playhouses

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Insufficient detail and incomplete plans

Andy Posted January 19, 2015
These "plans" are from Workbench magazine. The idea is great. The execution is poor. The conversational tone of the text reads like a magazine article (it was) rather than a set of good plans (it isn't).
Here are the issues:
1) Math errors in the plan - specifically the joist positioning on the platform. There are probably others but I gave up trying to catalog them and just kept going. The depth of the blocking to hold the skirt boards is not a uniform 2 1/2" due to the presence of the gussets at the edges
2) Terminology - the plan makes extensive use of "expert" terminology without bothering to explain much of it. It is also inconsistent in naming materials used: for example, sometimes referring to a "1x2" and sometimes calling it "3/4 inch x 1 1/2 inch stock".
3) Drawings and elevations are incomplete, missing dimensions, etc.
4) There are no drawings or dimensions concerning the exterior trim...a critical component of this "Craftsman-style" playhouse
In short: Don't expect to use this set of plans without extensive experience and previous knowledge of significant carpentry techniques.
I "built" the plan virtually in SketchUp first to see if the instructions and drawings made sense. I'm glad I did... because they don't.
Not worth it.

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