How To: Make a Modern DIY Playhouse!

created at: 07/31/2012

As a kid, I would make houses and forts out of cardboard boxes, sheets, and the odd chair or two. This DIY playhouse takes a similar approach, albeit much more aesthetically pleasing. You won't have to look at dirty boxes and your kid's imagination can still run wild: win-win!    

This minimalist playhouse is made from 1x1s and is super simple to build -- check out the basic instructions over on Scandinavian Deko. Once you have the frame built, you can leave the wood raw or let its pint-sized resident choose the paint color!

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Angie on Nov 28, 2012:

I love this modern playhouse idea and all of the other cool DIY projects on your site.  I just started a blog of my own DIY adventures where I provide step-by-step instructions for a custom playhouse that I built for my kiddo.  Check it out at www.momthebuilder.net

Alex @ Revedecor on Aug 01, 2012:

@Broke: I think 1x1 are in cm and the costs are under $10. My 2 cents.

JeffS on Aug 01, 2012:

The scandanavian instructions are in metric, of course. 30mm is slightly larger than an inch. These look like 2x2 to me, anyway, which would make a sturdier product. 

Brooke on Jul 31, 2012:

Hm, what exactly are 1x1's? Maybe I missed those at the lumber store? This seems like it could be made easily out of 2x2 furring strips, cost might be only about $10

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