This Small Pallet Playhouse may be short on square footage, but if you let a child try it out, they'll find it large on imagination-potential! The budget was modest at 120 dollars, too.
Small Pallet Playhouse:
The playhouse itself isn't much bigger than a pallet, but the play area was extended with a beautiful cantilevered deck and railing. To start, we framed out the walls and roof peak with 2x4" boards. We installed metal angle brackets to secure the corners where the walls met. We even allowed the framing to be visible across the windows to create a faux windowpane look.
Next, we covered the walls, leaving an opening for the doorway and then trimmed out for the windows. We built a little door and mounted an extra board to create a small shelf. This makes it look sort of like a faux Dutch-door.
We used more pieces of pallets to create the support system for the deck but wanted the deck to hang over the edge to hide the pallet subframe. Next, we installed some railing posts and boards and added a piece of cotton rope around as well.
We haven't added any roofing material yet, and we haven't decided if we'll paint it or not.