DIY Creative Spaces for Kids: the Coolest Kid in Da House

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About: We are an Italy-based company, who produces angular connectors, made by high-quality materials. Playwood is an innovative assembly system: As a constructions toy, you can easily create your own furntiure. Th...

A new baby is recently born at home: my sister’s a mum! I’m so full of joy and hope for my nephew that I really wanted to give him something useful, warm and iconic.

I visited so many shops and stores with basically no result: toys were out of discussion, both for the cost and because he’s only 2 weeks old; I must tell you, I was kind of frustrated until an idea came up: Do you - 90’s kid - remember those small houses we used to play with at the seaside? I do, and I want my nephew to know them as I do.

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Step 1: Why PlayWood?

I wasn’t really confident about the project, so I started thinking about the design and the possible development of my DIY kid’s house.

I went to a DIY store where I bought some wooden panels made of fir layers with a thickness between 16 and 19 mm ( ¾” and ⅞”). Beside wooden panels I also bought some angle connectors of two different width: I choose the connectors made by PlayWood because they are full recycled, durable and versatile; but in order to realize this project also metallic angle are adeqaute.

Step 2: What Do I Need?

So, to summarize, I used:

  • 4 PlayWood Connectors 90°
  • 4 PlayWood Connectors 105°
  • 2 PlayWood Connectors 105°
  • 2 Fir layers Boards 60 x 40 cm - 23,62” x 15,75”
  • 1 Fir layers Board 40 x 30 cm - 15,75” x 11,81”
  • 1 Fir layers Board 68 x 40 cm - 26,77” x 15,75”
  • 1 Fir layers Board 89 x 40 cm - 35,03” x 15,75”

Step 3: How Do I Build It?

I started joining the tallest panel with two 105° connectors, than I added two more 150° connectors and another wooden panel to these connectors.

Doin so, I obtained the first wall of my project and consequently the roof.

I added two more 105° Connectors to another wooden panel and built the second wall. In the end, I added 4 connectors 90°, two per each wall and the last wooden board and I created the basement of my kid’s house.

Step 4: What Are You Waiting For

In few steps and a total amount of 10 minutes I created, in my opinion, the best gift ever for my little nephew.

The best part of this project is that, since I didn’t drill or nail the material I could easily reuse or fold the project once I need. This sustainable assembly system is the best I’ve tried so far and I am sincerely glad I get to know it!

Step 5: Tutorial

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    allangee

    6 months ago

    I may be wrong, but a User named "playwood" promoting a product named "playwood" sounds a lot like spam.

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    PlayWoodallangee

    Reply 6 months ago

    Dear, allangee.
    We are a small Italian startup made by designers, we invented the connectors you can see in the photos, if you wish you can make the projects with a normal metal angle. We prefer to use our tool is more versatile and allows you to assemble a project as if it were a construction toy.
    All our projects are free and you can also download them from our website in CAD and 3D format, we belive in Common creative. We finance our design activity with our tool, but we leave the freedom of choice ad an easy access to thousands of projects.

    Stefano.