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Welcome to our on-line store featuring PayPal. We offer a variety of hand-made Play Accessories for sale and all 59 beautiful, non-toxic, Tung-oil Stain Colors, plus useful Color Supplies. NEW: now on sale for the first time are Barbara Butler Plans, "Build-It-Yourself" BIY Parts and Kits (with more to come in the future).
Would you like to build your own playhouse from a set of Barbara's detailed outdoor playhouse plans? For the first time, we are offering select projects as outdoor play structure plans for you to build from. Each outdoor playhouse plan starts with three large format drawings. Page One you might want to frame and hang in your living room: hand-drawn elevations, colored, signed, numbered and dated by Barbara. Page Two you'll want to pin up in the woodshop: AutoCAD structural elevations to refer to throughout the project. Page Three you will need to cut up: 1:1 scale templates for Barbara's cut-outs and trims. Plus a book of AutoCAD construction documents: legal-sized drawings that call out dimensions, angles, hardware and cut lists. Questions about our Outdoor Play Structure Plans? Email us at plans @ barbarabutler.com.

PLANS: Overview $ Prices below

All of our Plan Packages include (scroll down for actual plans for sale):

Large Format Drawings:

  • Elevations colored, signed, numbered & dated by Barbara.
  • Arch D sheet of AutoCAD Sections and Structural Elevations with dimensions.
  • 1:1 scale templates for cut-outs and trims.

Construction Document Book:

  • Legal-sized AutoCAD drawings, in the order of building, with detailed cut-lists and fasteners on each page.
  • Overview photographs of finished structure.
  • Material Take-Off list, including recommended amounts of lumber, hardware and other materials needed.
  • Barbara's BIY Parts available for purchase on our website.
  • Color Map showing the distribution of color (inside & out). 
  • Recommended stain colors with quantities to purchase.
  • Recommended Play Accessories.
  • Assortment of relevant photos to assist you in building.
  • Site Plan with recommended use zone.
  • Staining and Maintenance instructions.

These plans require carpentry skills and are NOT for the novice. If you are not an experienced carpenter, we recommend hiring a local handy- man or contractor to build from these plans for the best results. This is a non-refundable product. Returns are not accepted.   Please scroll down to see the plans we offer for sale.

PLN 452: Cozy Cabin Plans $145.00

Cozy Cabin Playhouse:  3'6" wide x 5' long x 7' high playhouse with Gable roof with faux chimney, front Dutch door with sliding "who-goes-there" peephole, mail slot, cut-outs, 2 side window openings with shutters and escape hatch on back wall.

See PLANS: Overview (above) for details about what is included in your Plans package. 

Click here for more Cozy Cabin details and photos

Time to create order (not including shipping time): 3 days. This is a non-refundable product. Returns are not accepted. 

PLN 453: Garden Playhouse Plans $195.00

Medium Garden Playhouse:  5' x 5' x 9' high playhouse with Pyramid roof, front Dutch door with sliding "who-goes-there" peephole, mail slot, cut-outs, 2 side window openings with shutters and escape hatch on back wall.

See PLANS: Overview (above) for details about what is included in your Plans package.  

Click here for more Garden Playhouse details and photos.

Time to create order (not including shipping time): 3 days. This is a non-refundable product. Returns are not accepted. 

PLN 451: Deluxe Kew Garden Plans $295.00

Large Kew Garden Cottage playhouse: 6' x 6' x 10' high with Gable roof, front Dutch door with sliding "who-goes-there" peephole & doorknocker, mail slot, cut-outs, 2 side window openings with shutters, escape hatch on back wall and 3' x 6' interior loft with railing & rung ladder.   

See PLANS: Overview (above) for details about what is included in your Plans package. 

Click here for more Kew Garden Cottage details and photos. 


Time to create order (not including shipping time): 3 days. This is a non-refundable product. Returns are not accepted. 

 

 

PLN 455: Kitty Kat Cottage Plans $380.00

Kitty Kat Cottage:  large 6' x 6' Playhouse on stilts at 6' deck height with Gable roof, curved top front Dutch door with sliding "who-goes-there" peephole, mail slot, cut-outs, and 2 side window openings with shutters, plus large 3' x 6' front deck with picket railings & rung ladder.

See PLANS: Overview (above) for details about what is included in your Plans package. 

Click here for more Kitty Kat Cottage details and photos

Time to create order (not including shipping time): 2 weeks. This is a non-refundable product. Returns are not accepted. 

PLN 454: Bluebird Treehouse Plans $890.00

Bluebird Treehouse: 6' x 8' x 10' high Clubhouse with cedar-shingled Gable roof, front door with sliding "who-goes-there" peephole & doorknocker, cut-outs, 4 window openings with decorative shutters, 4' x 6' interior loft with railing & rung ladder, secret sliding door to 3' x 4' half-octagon balcony, plus large 8' x 12' half-octagon Big Deck with angled knee braces, girder system and footing posts, 36" high railings and openings for rung ladder & firepole. Rung ladder, Firepole, Play Accessories, hardware, etc. to be purchased separately (see BIY Parts).    Not included: Zipline feature is not included. Rope net railings not included - wood fortress railings provided instead. 

See PLANS: Overview (above) for details about what is included in your Plans package.  

Click here for more Bluebird Treehouse details and photos. And Click here to access 3-part video of Barbara & crew installing the original Bluebird treehouse, as seen on american Builders TV show.

Time to create order (not including shipping time): 3 days. This is a non-refundable product. Returns are not accepted. 

PLN 450: Wizard's Hideout Plans $890.00

Wizard's Hideout: 5' x 8' x 10' high Playhouse with cedar-shingled Gable roof and fully finished interior (real doors & glass windows), and interior loft  with railings & rungladder. The Playhouse loft has a door to the bridge connecting to the Wizard's Lookout Tower (3' x 5' x 17.5' high). The Wizard's Lookout Tower is more open-air and rough & tumble, with a jailhouse below, balcony for a slide and balcony for a rope net climbing ladder. Slide, Rope Net Climbing Ladder, Rock Holds, Play Accessories, hardware, etc. to be purchased separately (see BIY Parts). 

See PLANS: Overview (above) for details about what is included in your Plans package.  

Click here for more Wizard Hideout details and photos. 

Time to create order (not including shipping time): 3 days. This is a non-refundable product. Returns are not accepted. 

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