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Petite Pentagon

Playhouses

Where science and art meet and make mudpies

This 5-sided custom playhouse design can fit snugly into any corner of your yard and provides the perfect play area for your kids. The dormer bursts through the hip roof and its windows let additional sunlight flood your child's play space. It's a haven where beautiful souls can doodle, play with dolls, or chat with chums. The Dutch door shuns unwanted intruders (like big brother or sister), yet provides much needed access for the transfer of lemonade and cookies. Create your perfect playhouse design now!

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overview

  
  • Our custom Petite Pentagon playhouse fits snugly into any yard corner providing the ultimate play area for your kids and friends. To learn more about pricing and our custom Petite Pentagon please visit these style tabs.

Features

- A spacious gable roofline for added headroom.
- Hand cut rafters.
- Plexiglass doors and windows.

Popular options:

Floor plans

Below are a few sample Petite Pentagon playhouse floorplans to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

Popular Petite Pentagon floor configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own Petite Pentagon space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Petite Pentagon design sizes

Petite Pentagon playhouses have sizes ranging between 56 sq.ft to 71 sq.ft.

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Petite Pentagon kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Petite Pentagon playhouse building being assembled.

  • Levelling the site & foundation for your Petite Pentagon Playhouse.

  • Completed Petite Pentagon Playhouse

Hiring a contractor

Our Petite Pentagon buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  

details & specs

  

Petite Pentagon Dimensions

PETITE PENTAGON GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
8' 9' - 6 5/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 8 1/2"
9' 9' - 11 7/8" 7 3/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 11 3/4"
10' 10' - 3 5/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 3' - 3 1/2"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Wall plan drawing for a Petite Pentagon

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Bear Club playhouse kit, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

The Petite Pentagon playhouse kit has a gable roofline, which typically features a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof frame drawing for a Petite Pentagon

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.
Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Petite Pentagon playhouse overhang detail

Foundation

The Petite Pentagon design is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Petite Pentagon foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the Petite Pentagon playhouse is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any of your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 1x8 studs & plates
Roof
item material dimension notes
ceiling joists spruce 2x4 - 2x6 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x6 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x6 - 2x8 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Trim
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation to your building, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Petite Pentagon style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

Cedar siding choices for a Petite Pentagon playhouse design

Extra Overhang

The Petite Pentagon playhouse roof features a standard 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” (i.e +6 (12”), +12 (18”)).!

Petite Pentagon extra overhang drawing & building image

Finishing

Once your Petite Pentagon building is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Bear Club design.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

Enjoy your Summerwood Petite Pentagon playhouse kit in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation for a playhouse

Electrical

The inside of our Petite Pentagon is deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration example

Plumbing

Petite Pentagon style is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Plumbing image for a playhouse image
  

pricing

  

Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Petite Pentagon sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

    

SM Petite Pentagon
Playhouses (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Petite Pentagon
Playhouses, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft. $3,395 $2,546 $4,095 $3,071

MD Petite Pentagon
Playhouses ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Petite Pentagon
Playhouses, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
9ft. $3,795 $2,846 $4,395 $3,296
10ft. $4,495 $3,371 $5,395 $4,046

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

  

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Our seasoned designers would love to help you find your ideal design.
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