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. 


mannhoff (author)2017-12-07

Can anyone send me the blueprints?

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. :)

mannhoff (author)airrob2017-12-07

I would love to be able to build this...Can you please send me the blueprints?

Thank you in advance! My boys thank you as well!

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. :)

tireseus (author)2017-10-27

would love to get plans for my 2 boys

canniere (author)2017-10-26

Hi, you've made an awesome fort playhouse!

I'm planning to make one for my daughter this summer. Could you please kindly send me the plan? my email is

Thank you very much!! :D

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.

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.

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