Introduction: Clubhouse - Fort - Castle - No Adults Allowed!!

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Since I was a kid a long long time ago I always had a fascination with building fortes and club houses.  Whether it was out of pillows or cardboard i used whatever was at my disposal.  Now that I have more resources available than just pillows and blankets I decided it was an opportune moment in my life to build a real one for my kids.

I have never built a structure in my life but I started out with 4 4x4 by 16' redwood posts and several bags of quikrete and I was launched past the point of no return.  I scoured the internet and got my general ideas laid out in my head much of the design work I owe to Barbara Butler.  I was consumed for the next several months to building the club house of my dreams.  I have never been so happy in my life building this project.


Structure Base is 5' x 5'
Total Height 17' Appox
Wood - All Redwood
Tubular Slide
Stainless Steel Firepole
Rock Climbing Wall on the back of the structure
Tire Swing
2 Regular Swings
On secret escape door in the back.

Here are the pictures of my work. 


Aries82s (author)2017-10-21

Do you have plans for this?
Please email me

Canoer63 (author)2017-09-18

Hello. If you are still sending out plans., I would be interested in a set. My email is Thanks.

robestespe (author)2017-09-04

I also would love to build this for my kids. If you are sending out plans I would appreciate it if you could send them my way as well. Thanks!

jstrez77 (author)2017-09-04

Are there plans for this?

hells17 (author)2017-09-01

hello. please could you send me the plans to this amazing fort/castle my boys would love it.
thank you

mandyleeschneider (author)2017-08-28

Hi, I was wondering if you could share the plans


It looks absolutely amazing!!

cerocinco (author)2017-08-25

OMG. How cool.

Can you please share the plans?


washeen (author)2017-08-20

This is super cool! Can you share out the blueprint?

Midnighttrain (author)2017-08-12

Are you still sending out plans? I'd love a copy.

HeatherS168 (author)2016-06-15

Do you have a blueprint? I'd love to build this;)

airrob (author)HeatherS1682017-03-20

If enough people want blue prints for the playhouse just post and I will create some for your guys. :)

KCKids (author)airrob2017-06-24


Could you pleased send me a copy of these plans. Great job.


TomM228 (author)airrob2017-06-21

Plans would be amazing :D

rach3lallen (author)airrob2017-06-04

Did you ever make blueprints? We'd love them!

GregM209 (author)airrob2017-05-23

What a great fort, I'm sure the kids loved it! I would definitely love blueprints if you can put them together.



K2gemini73 (author)airrob2017-04-29

Yes I would love the blueprints please and thank you ?

mattandtaramenza (author)airrob2017-03-31

Yes, please! I would love to have the plans! Thank you!


Thank you!

airrob (author)HeatherS1682017-04-19

I don't have plans yet since I did this without them. But I will figure out how to make them.

Give me a couple of months. :)

mymusicman (author)2017-06-11

Wow, great job! I would love plans if possible!!!

Thank you! :)

Kyle7 (author)2017-06-10

I stumbled upon this looking for playhouses for my daughter and her friends and was amazed!!! Probably the coolest one I've seen to date and I can't stop looking at it. I know that was built with a lot of love in mind for the kiddos. Well done sir, very well done. I would definitely like to do the same for my young ones AND I know it will really tick-off the HOA!! PERFECT!! HA! If you have any design or blueprints created or even monitor this website anymore, could you send them to Thank you!!

slaw3211 (author)2017-05-27


You have built an incredible fort, is there a chance to receive the plans of this fort. I'd love to build it for my kids.

Ccboyer (author)2017-05-06

Love this! My 4 boys would love it! Any chance I can get the plans?

jimma255 (author)2017-04-29

This looks amazing!

I'm trying to build something similar right now. Also my first project and figuring it out as I go.

How did you attach your "bridge" beams to the house side of the playhouse? What did you use to get a connection secure enough to withstand the stresses of swinging?

Thank you.


KelliG9 (author)2017-04-25

Did you ever create plans? If so, we would love a copy please and thank you (

ShellaP1 (author)2017-04-11

Where did you put the tire swing?

airrob (author)ShellaP12017-04-19

The tire swing is attached under the center of the bridge. I comes off if the kids want to swing.

Ralupop (author)2017-04-17

Awesome! I would love the blueprints please!

AshleyR147 (author)2017-04-14

Amazing! I would love the plans for this please

ShellaP1 (author)2017-04-11

We would also like the plans
Thank You

Lauraben81 (author)2017-04-09

hi I would love to get the plans for this!

leon.zajc (author)2017-04-05

Can you share the blue prints? I would love to build this for my son.

Melaestrada (author)2017-04-02

I'm interested as well, please.

ulysses1174 (author)2017-04-01

I'd love a set of blueprints as well.

chelz883 (author)2017-03-27

How can I get the plans for this?

DestinyD9 (author)2016-07-04

can i pay you to build it for me please

MelodyT8 (author)2016-05-24

This is AWESOME! Is there any way to get a floor plan to this?

hwhitcomb1978 (author)2016-03-05

This is Awesome! I wanted to upgrade the existing playground that came with our house and I can totally change the "boring" playset we have into one like yours! Thank you!!!

airrob (author)hwhitcomb19782016-05-05

Appreciate the kind words. 7 years later it still stands firmly in the ground and has survived some pretty nasty weather and winds. :)

Meathead5 (author)airrob2016-05-19

Do you have any blue print ? I would love to build this for my son.

airrob (author)2016-05-05

Hello Jim,

Redwood is the best wood you can buy for this ... but if I had to do it again I would use pretreated wood for the 4x4's and framing and keep the outside siding redwood. It has been almost 7 years since building this and it has held up well. We did have some of it eaten by termites :( but just some decorative pieces so they can be replaced. The cost of premium redwood is very costly and you can save quite a bit with the pretreated material. Another concern though with pretreated lumber is the chemicals they use. I would certainly want to do some research before building to let kids play on it. Good luck! If you need any questions answered let me know I would also be glad to take close up picts if you need them.

jimma255 (author)2016-05-01

This looks great! I may shameless steal from your advice.

Besides being a "nicer" wood, is there a benefit to redwood compared to treated pine lumber? I imagine redwood is a lot more expensive.

rutcorn (author)2016-03-29

Very beautiful! I'm not surprised it took you months to complete.

a.miller086 (author)2015-02-17

This is so awesome. I have been wanting to turn my step kids rickety old swing set into a clubhouse of some sort it would be perfect to turn it into something like this in the spring. Thanks for sharing.

ninjanathan (author)2014-06-28


SmallFlower (author)2013-09-15

Frankly I'm envious! My husband and I have been talking about building a playhouse for our kids, probably in the spring. I'd love to make something like this; I especially like the walkway over the swing set.

M.Hawse (author)2013-07-09

Holy Cow! That clubhouse is so awesome. Your photos are fantastic.

cherilewthwaite (author)2012-01-13

Thank you so much for sharing. In a month or so we will have the money to shamelessly copy your wonderful design. It looks awesome! Well done :D

airrob (author)cherilewthwaite2012-01-13

No problem. I shamelessly copied it from She is amazing. If you need any other picts or measurments please feel free to email me and I will send you them.

lux_moggy (author)airrob2012-07-27

My boys are starting to get to the age were building one of these would be a good idea. I am looking around to get ideas at the moment. I find that I am also inspired by your great club house.

I am drawing up my plans now. So that I can make the holes for the base in the autumn.
I have some questions about the dimension of the wood that you used.

What size posts do you use.
What size of the beams that go around the post?
Also what is the size of the joists?
Do you find that the swing structure is firm enough? Do you have any other pictures of how that is connected on both ends?


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