This charming, extremely Inspired Pallet Kids Playhouse is entirely made from upcycled pallets! This project will bring years imaginative play for your children! This project needed about 4 to 5 pallets, depending on the sizes of pallets available.
Inspired Pallet Kids Playhouse – Frame & Roof assembly:
First, I created the windows on the three pallets by cutting some of the deck boards flush to the stringer boards. I made two windows per pallet. Then, I set up the three pallets on their ends to form three sides of the playhouse. I screwed them together after squaring them up as much as I could. Angled metal brackets were installed in the upper corners to stabilize the walls.
Next, I used four pallet stringers with the forklift arches to create the rafters. I cut them at the proper angles for the roof peak look I wanted and attached the peaks together while still on the ground. Then, I put them in place and secured them with more fasteners. We used heavy canvas instead of plywood so that the children could retract the top and play in the sunshine if they wanted. I installed more curtain material on the front and back peaks as well.
Inspired Pallet Kids Playhouse – Gate doors:
The doors were made from another section of a pallet. I cut it down to the size I wanted and used heavy gate hinges to mount them in place. A simple hook-and-eye could be used to keep them closed if you chose.
Inspired Pallet Kids Playhouse – Finishing touches:
Time for paint! I used a good-quality outdoor paint in a bright white color. I painted all of the surfaces – inside and out, to encapsulate the wood as much as possible. Next, I painted the exterior wood in a bright, cheery yellow color, taking care to get the paint into the holes and cracks of the wood as much as possible.
To finish it up, I added a couple of simple chairs, some cushions, handed the kids some pots, spoons, and bowls, and let them have fun!
This is a great project; not too challenging, and you can change it up any way you want!