Today I have lots of photos of the finishing touches going up. I don't have photos from when Jordan built the stairs or railing, as those were being finished up well after dark the night before Adelaide's birthday. The paint job I did on those railings in the dark.... let's just say there was a lot of touching up that went on the next day! Don't forget to check out DIY Crate Wood Playhouse - Part 1: The Platform, DIY Crate Wood Playhouse - Part 2: The Windows and DIY Crate Wood Playhouse - Part 3: The Frame

Here's the siding going up. Jordan routed out a strip on one side of each board so that they could stack like so: 


The windows, door and corners got trimmed out.

A couple of extra supports were added to the platform posts for good measure. I don't think you can ever have too many supports.


The whole thing got a prime coat before it went bright white with some leftover gray paint.

Jordan built a hybrid ladder/stairs. The goal was to make it steep enough that Adelaide would have to keep her hands on it as she climbed, but angled enough that we didn't feel she would be in danger of falling backward. So far it has worked brilliantly. No accidents (knock on wood). 

And the railings:

And a little music wall down below. Also, underneath has been a great place to store some of Adelaide's outdoor toys.

Add a roof and there you go!

Coming up next will be the final post in the series, DIY Crate Wood Playhouse - Part 5: The Interior.


  1. So coolπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ what are the overall dimension ( length, width, hight) of the playhouse??? Thank you!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for reading! The platform is 8'x8'. The house part is about 8'x6'' because of the porch. The height is 4' on the lower sides and 6' at the center. Are you thinking about trying to build one yourself?

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  2. Thank you so so much!!! Yes this summer i hope so! You house is lovely so cute πŸ’–

  3. We are starting one! Thanks for the posts :) Such a cute playhouse

  4. I just stumbled upon this as parts are all over our yard in Alaska. I ADORE it! I have a 8x8 base, and most walls done for a 6x8 playhouse. I did the walls 6 ft high, and hope that it won't look ridiculous. I guess it's more of a tiny house than a playhouse now! I'm dreading the roof! I plan on using your ideas to add more support for my 4 ft posts, and I will attempt to make those cute swing windows like you did. THANK YOU for the inspiration! You are so talented, and have a great eye for color and design.

  5. This is adorable!! I am looking for quick plans because I am not an expert builder but really want a playhouse for the littles this year. My oldest turns 4 next week & would LOVE to give her a playhouse for her birthday. Yours looks like I MIGHT be able to accomplish it in time. Thank you!



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