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simple wooden – three pallet play house


Simple 3 pallet wooden play house | A Subtle Revelry

I have been wanting to give the deck a playhouse for years. I have a particular aversion to the plastic variety, but always felt that anything made of wood was far to expensive to buy and much to difficult to make.

Recently, we created a summer playhouse that the kids can enjoy, we can lounge in, that is affordable, easy to build, and beautiful! This house can be made using jus?t three wooden pallets and a few basic tools and supplies. To celebrate the beginning of summer and our new house on the deck, we threw a little party complete with lemon pound cake, Sparkling Orange Pellegrino, and raspberry sorbet.

DIY simple wooden playhouse | A Subtle Revelry

Simple outdoor party | A Subtle Revlery

DIY three pallet wooden playhouse (so easy!).

Stability is the key to this project!
Make the simple pallet playhouse by first laying one pallet down as your base and two perpendiculars for the sides. Attach strong L-brackets to where the base and sides intersect. We also put extra screws in the sides and base for additional security. Paint the pallets if you choose, and drape fabric across the top for a simple, stunning outdoor structure.
To add a bit of drama to the playhouse, screw branches to the outsides of each of the four corners, angling them to the center. Wrap a strong rope around the branches in the center and decorate the top with lanterns for light.
Project and photography by Tina Fussell for A Subtle Revelry.


  • Gabby
    June 6, 2013 at 5:50 am

    What a cool way to use pallets! I will pass this on to my friends/cousins who have kids that would enjoy a fun spot like this! :) Saw your link on the Ingenious Inkling blog today.

  • Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead
    June 7, 2013 at 3:23 am

    What a smart idea. I love the simplicity of it. When we finally have a bit of a yard again and some pallets around (which almost always seemed to be the case at our farmhouse), we will have to do this! :)

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  • shreejon
    February 15, 2017 at 8:45 am

    I really need to do that since mine is practically falling apart! Thank you for this article and all your recommendations and resources.

  • Jess
    February 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    That’s such a simple and easy idea with pallets and easier to move than traditional playhouses!

  • Rosa Marrio
    June 16, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Nice ideas. A playhouse is those where kids made their childhood memories. Everyone remember their childhood memories with fondness. Thanks, this Diy pallet playhouse ideas. I like it. It takes back me in my childhood.

  • sierra dallas
    September 15, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Wow! what an idea! To build a memorable childhood it important to have a playhouse in kids play area. kids will remember in his lifetime. Thanks for sharing this cute Diy pallet playhouse ideas. I have to build for my kids.

  • Meghan Markle
    December 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    OMG! So cute idea! I just back my childhood memory. To build my kids memorable childhood like me, I want to make this DIY pallet playhouse.Thanks for sharing the really awesome idea. I just love it.

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  • Marria
    September 20, 2018 at 4:17 am

    Amazing ideas. I just loved it specially pallet playhouse ideas. I think it will be great fun for my kids. I want to make like this playhouse for my kids backyard fun. Thanks for sharing.

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