2x2 Indoor Playhouse Frame

Hi everyone!!!

You know what Friday means!

 

New Handmade Holiday Plans!!!

After last weeks indoor playhouse plans, Jaime and I wanted to also create plans for you for a simpler, less expensive indoor playhouse option.  We were both inspired by this playhouse for these plans.

 

For under $20 you can make this indoor playhouse!

I can just see my daughter covering this frame in sheets and "decorating" it herself!

Jaime and I purposely made this playhouse just less than 54" wide, so you could use 54" fabric to cover the side walls and roof easily (how about peel and stick velcro?).

And I adore how Jaime used a flat sheet to cover hers!

 

We've got you covered with the plans below - check them out - AFTER you go check out Jaime's building post here with LOTS more pictures!

Have an awesome weekend!!!

Ana

Shopping List: 

8 - 2x2, 8 feet long

2-1/2" pocket hole screws

2" finish nails

wood glue

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above
Cut List: 

2 - 2x2 @ 37"

4 - 2x2 @ 44" (longest point measurement, one end cut at 30 degrees off square)

4 - 2x2 @ 23-1/8" (both ends cut PARALLEL at 30 degrees off square, long point to short point measurement)

5 - 2x2 @ 48"

Step 1: 

Build the two gable ends.  You can use 1-1/2" pocket holes or 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue or countersink 2-1/2" screws.  Jaime used nails at the top to attach together.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Now simply attach the two end frames together.  You can use 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue or countersink 2-1/2" screws through ends.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Jaime also added a chimney to the top for added detail.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Pallet Laundry Basket Dresser by Pallirondack

DIY Laundry basket organizer made from pallets

Author Notes: 

So ALOT of you have been requesting diagrams for Pallirondack's Pallet Wood Reclaimed Laundry Dresser Organzier.

Laundry Dresser made from Pallets

I can see why.  So much storage greatness, and the goodness of using reclaimed wood!!

This project was built by Pallirondack, you can check out more of his awesome projects here.  Yeah, that Adirondack settee made from pallets is pure awesomeness.

I've put together plan diagrams below inspired by this project, so you can build your own Laundry Basket dresser, inspired by this one!

Shopping List: 

5 - 1x4 boards, 8 feet long or 15 1x4 pallet boards (4 must be 3 feet long and the rest must be at least 25" long)

2 - 1x2 boards, 8 feet long

 

1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
countersink drill bit
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Alter size to fit your laundry baskets
Cut List: 

SIDES

4 - 1x4 @ 35-1/4"

10 - 1x2 @ 17-1/2"

Top/Bottom and Back

11 - 1x4 @ 25-1/4"

 

 

Cutting Instructions: 
Step 1: 

Begin building the legs by attaching 1x2s to the tops and bottoms of the legs.  Check and adjust for square.  Build 2.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Add the rails for the laundry baskets.  Make sure you measure your baskets and adjust to fit.

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Add bottoms and tops with screws.

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Adjust the entire project for square, and add the back boards.  Also screw the bottom back board to the bottom 1x4 board.

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Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Gabriel Wall System Hanging Organizer

DIY a wall organizer that hangs from a bar, inspired by Pottery Barn Gabrielle System

Author Notes: 

Hi DIY Friends!!!

So I wanted to add more storage and functionality to a tiny bathroom with tiled walls.  But I didn't want to drill into the tiled walls, and I wanted to be able to change things up easily as our family needs change.

I've long been inspired by the Pottery Barn Gabrielle wall organizing system - it's perfect for commitment-phobes such as myself!  But I wanted to give the styling a little edge ... so I went pipe shopping!

And mounted 3/4" iron pipes to the wall using floor flanges and street elbows (I also backed mine in a 1x6 board with 1 coat of Rustoleum Early American).  I turned the corner to take advantage of the room layout with a T and bushing supported into the wall.

Then from the pipe, I added S hooks - 

And an organizer hung off the S hooks!!!

Yup, I made that. For like 12 dollars. In like 15 minutes. Ok maybe 20.

 

The plans for this organizer follow!  It's super simple to build!

 

 

For now, I'm just using the S hooks to hang towels off of but I'd like to maybe add a few more components too!  And also design a few more components for those of you wanting to use this system in a diffrent room of your home!

 

This was a crazy easy build -

 

Here's the video tutorial for the hanging bar -

 

 

And the video for the organizer - 

 

 

Yes, I was (and still am) that dorky excited about this DIY project!!!  I love it!

 

The plans follow - check them out!  And if you'd like to see a specific component, please comment so I know!

 

XO Ana

Shopping List: 

1- 1x4 board, 8 feet long

1 - 48" long 3/4" x 1/8" plain steel bar

I used 1-1/4" pocket hole screws for the entire project

2 - Eye Hooks

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above. The 1x4 thickness is pretty thin - you may wish to go up to a 1x6 board, depending on what you will be storing in your shelves.
Cut List: 

2 - 1x4 @ 32"

3 - 1x4 @ 14-1/2"

3 - metal pieces @ 16"

Step 1: 

Build the organizer by attaching the shelves to the sides.  I used 3/4" pocket holes on the underside of the shelves, and attached with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. You could also countersink screws from outside - I'd use 2" self tapping trim screws or similar.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Cut the metal (check the video out, I show you how easy this is with a jigsaw) and attach with screws to the front.  I use a 2x2 block to guide me when attaching (watch the video, it's all in there smiley)

 

Then attach Eye hooks to the top - depending on your walls, you may wish to move the placement of the Eye Hooks at the top - by screwing in.  Hang from your bar!

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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