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How to build a Wendy House     (ft & inch version)

Note: this is the standard (ft and inch) version.   For the metric version click here

blue and purple wendy house Introduction

The Wendy House.
A Wendy house is basically a playhouse with a few feminine touches added. With a little imagination, customized touches can be added to your Wendy house to create a unique and special environment that can provide children with hours of enjoyment!
This house stands 78" high, is 92" long and 48" wide with an additional 28" wide deck along the front.

Note: The 'User Photos and Comments' section is a great source of help and inspiration providing examples of other peoples handiwork where you can get ideas from the many comments, variations, and color schemes.

About the lumber.
The lumber sizes referred to in this project are the finished or 'actual' sizes.
The floor base is constructed of 1 1/2"x 5 1/2" treated lumber. The floor is 3/4"x 3 1/2" deck boards.

Note: Alternative size deck boards. Alternative size deck boards can be used such as 5/4" x 6" or 1 1/2"x 3 1/2" - whatever the size just ensure that there are enough boards to cover an area of 50 sq ft.

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All the framing is 1 1/2"x 2 1/2" lumber (ex 2x3) with the exception of the ridge beam which is 1 1/2"x 3 1/2" (ex 2x4). The posts also are 1 1/2"x 2 1/2" lumber.

Note: Alternative size framing lumber. All the framing lumber referred to in this project is 1 1/2"x 2 1/2" lumber which is dressed (surfaced) 2x3. If this stock size is not available in your area, then use 1 1/2"x 3 1/2" (ex 2x4) lumber but make any necessary measurement adjustments.
Alternatively rip 1 1/2"x 5 1/2" (ex 2x6) lumber in half to obtain the 1 1/2"x 2 1/2" stock.