At Summerwood, we're parents too. And because of this we
care very deeply about providing DIY kids playhouses that offer safe, fun and
creative play time. We look upon customers as partners. You'll have our
total support from right now until your child's first tea party in their
completed play house. Our partnering system works well. Since we opened in
1989, hundreds of delighted families from North America and beyond have
submitted photos of their finished projects. We are really proud of
With loads of fun styles and imaginative design options
your choices are practically infinite. Your chances of finding the exact children's
playhouse you want right here are pretty good. Even if you end up inventing
it! You can alter any of our models or design your kids' dream play house
from the ground up in our kids' playhouse
Custom Design Center. Why not involve your kids in the process? It's
Speaking of which, please get Summerwood's designers involved early too.
They've done this hundreds of times and can help you decide what works best
for you. You can even send them drawings and they can work to your
specifications, creating the exact kids' play house kit you want. There's
really no limit. (Although crayon drawings may take a bit longer to
interpret.) Call our toll-free number to contact our Design Team.
With Plexiglas windows and careful, clever design, our
Cedar playhouses are as safe as they come. But there are other considerations. If
you want to see your kids play, you'll likely want to locate your playhouse
at a convenient vantage point where you can see them but they can't see you.
Also, plan ahead. Consider a larger building which can become a backyard
studio or storage shed when your kids have outgrown it? (These are really
good playhouses and last a looong time!)
We've learned a thing or 3 over the years from helping out partners like
you. Click here for kids' playhouse tips
and ideas. And whenever you have any questions, don't hesitate
ask an expert or call
1 866 519-4634.
pre cut playhouse
pre assembled play house kit includes
all you'll need - from the wood and nails to the all the hardware, and fully
assembled windows and doors. All the wooden pieces have been precision cut
making it easy to build your playhouse. Summerwood kit's even come with a
task-by-task assembly video and
comprehensive easy-to-follow instruction guide. We even include
Labor. When you order a Summerwood children's playhouse
kit, you receive a quote which includes a thorough estimate of labor hours.
If you're not handy it may take a bit longer but most people complete their
play house project within a day or two.
Roof Shingles. You can order cedar shingles with your playhouse.
Otherwise, purchase shingles from your closest building center. Don't worry - your instructions include
how many shingling you'll need.
Tools. You'll never need more than is listed
Foundation materials. We can even help with this. Find several ideas and
Finishes. Summerwood offers
maintenance free siding. But if you order wood, paints, stains and
finishes aren't included. The main reason is that taste in color and
appearance is so individual. However,
some ideas to get you excited.
Summerwood's kids playhouse kits can be a fun project to
involve the whole family. Over the years, we've seen all sorts of people - young, old, experienced and novice
- assemble our playhouse kits with ease.
Also remember, there are instructions with your kit, which break down each
task, in order. And that makes it easy for you to plan your playhouse's
You can do this, even if you're a novice. Just follow our
easy-to-understand online video. Should you
find yourself stuck, ask an expert or
phone us toll-free anytime. (The instructions come with a number too.)
Summerwood will be there when you need us, from the moment you begin
designing until your kids are playing away happily. No wonder we've
converted so many first-timers into confident home-projecteers.
Maybe you haven't got enough time, or just prefer not to
spend your spare time hammering and tinkering. Regardless, your Summerwood
kids play house kit is still great value. Our helpful
hiring a contractor package makes hiring a contractor a snap.
One look at our detailed labor estimate and the contractor will be able to
provide a quote almost immediately. And with our extensive referral base, we
may even be able to recommend a contractor in your area.
At Summerwood we refuse to "save" with cheap materials. The
majority of our playhouses are made from solid and beautiful
western red cedar. Or you can choose the ease
of maintenance-free siding in a range of
sharp colors. The hardware is all non-corrosive to inhibit rusting, while
the nails on our pre assembled walls are made from durable stainless steel.
Like happy childhood memories, quality lasts a long time.
You'll need to decide upon a type of foundation for your
playhouse. Consider the layout of your property and how your kids will use
the playhouse. Patio stones provide an effective and economical foundation,
however there are several other options depending on your requirements.
Learn more here.
Most areas don't demand
building permits for buildings
under 110 sq. ft. Your local permit office will house the specifications and
regulations for where you live. This
of regional listings may help.
So let's have some good, clean fun! Your kids fantasy play house is just clicks away!