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Pallet and paling playhouse

Mark Rayner creates a fun childrens' playhouse using discarded wood.

You will need:
20mm, 50mm and 75mm flathead galvanised nails, 4 x wooden pallets, plywood pallet 10 x 1.2m, fence palings, hammer, paintbrush, a Resene paint stirrer, coarse sandpaper, saw, scissors and two tea towels.

Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Totem Pole,

As seen in kiwigardener

Step 1 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 1
Place the plywood pallet in position, as shown. If positioning on bare soil or lawn, ensure the pallet is stable and level.

Step 2 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 2
Fix two pallets in position to form two adjacent walls, as shown, using 50mm and 75mm nails.

Step 3 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 3
Partly deconstruct a pallet to form a wall with two windows and fix this into position using 50mm and 75mm nails.

Step 4 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 4
Cut a pallet in half, as shown.

Step 1 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 5
Fix this half pallet in position, as shown, fixing with 50mm and 75mm nails.

Step 2 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 6
Fix two fence palings along the top edges of the ‘window’ wall and ‘door’ wall using 50mm nails. (Cut palings to fit, if necessary.)

Step 3 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 7
Fix the eight remaining fence palings in position using 50mm nails to form the roof.

Step 4 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 8
Sand any rough edges with coarse sandpaper.

Step 1 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 9
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman before applying two coats to the playhouse, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 2 how create a fun child's playhouse

Step 10
Fix the two tea towels in position, as shown, using 20mm flat head nails. Cut up the centre of each with scissors and tie back to form curtains.

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