4 Responses to DIY Backyard Playhouse with Slide – Our Handmade Hideaway

  1. I LOVE this playhouse! Wanting to build one myself.. do you remember about how much it cost to build? Everything included?

    • I want to say it was a little under 2K (including the slide and accessories and things), but that was 3 years ago and lumber prices are definitely higher now!

  2. What steps did you do to paint/ finish it? We’re you able to spray these with the 3 tones? We built one last spring and I am trying to wrap my head around the paint and finish now that the wood is dry and ready! Thank you!

    • We actually painted/stained as we went, kind of in phases. We did use a sprayer for the stain after the platform was built, before the walls went up. I painted the inside of the fence boards before we put them up, which was much easier than trying to paint around the studs! The studs and rafters got a coat of paint before the walls and roof went on. We ended up disassembling the railing to paint it too, since it was really challenging to paint in all those corners! The outside we just rolled once everything was assembled.

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