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Kids Outdoor Hideaway
Kids Outdoor Hideaway
Kids Outdoor Hideaway
Kids Outdoor Hideaway
Kids Outdoor Hideaway
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  • Kids Outdoor Hideaway
  • Kids Outdoor Hideaway
  • Kids Outdoor Hideaway
  • Kids Outdoor Hideaway
  • Kids Outdoor Hideaway

Kids Outdoor Hideaway

Summer is for playing outside. Our kids spend hours in our backyard in the summer months so we wanted a place where they can play make believe, relax, or just hide away. This kids hideaway is a super easy build even for a beginner.


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Measure plywood sheet to 4x6. This will be the floor of the hideaway structure.


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Cut plywood sheet to 4x6 with circular saw.


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Cut (4) 4 ft pieces and (2) 6 ft pieces for floor frame


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Build out floor frame by attaching 2x4s with screws


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Drive 3 inch wood screws into the 2x4s with drill.


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Attach the 4x6 plywood sheet to the frame using the 3 inch wood screws


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You'll build the wall of the hideaway in the same way - only it will be 4x4 instead of 4x6. Frame out using (4) 4 ft 2x4 then attach the 4x4 plywood sheet.


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To create a window - cut out a rectangle using a circular saw. This window cut out was approximately 12x18 in.


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Frame out the window using 1x2s.


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Attach the frame using a brad nailer.


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For the back - you'll need to cut a 6 ft plywood board to have an angled edge. To create the angle - measure two feet up on the left side of the 6 ft plywood board. From that point - take a straight edge and draw a line to the top of the right side of the board. Then, cut along that line with a circular saw.


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We painted the pieces before assembling. To assemble - attach the three pieces together with 3 inch wood screws. We attached the bottom to the right side from the bottom and attached the back along the bottom and on the right edge.


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Place velcro along the top to attach the canopy top. Also add velcro along the back angled edge.


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To get the canopy to hang a little nicer - we added a single post using a 2x2 baluster and some angle fasteners. Then, added velcro to the post as well.


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RYOBI NATION
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What a fun project! We bet your little ones love it!

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Project Information

Difficulty: Easy

Materials Used:

  • tape measure

  • wood screws

  • velcro

  • outdoor fabric

  • white paint

  • 2x4s

  • plywood,


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