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DIY Kit Instructions

Playhouse Panelized Kit Step-by-step Instructions

Our DIY playhouse kits are perfect for the DIY handyman and parents alike! In addition to saving on your shipping costs (compared to a pre-built playhouse), our pre-cut, pre-primed, ready-to-assemble kits make it easy to build a memory for your child that will last a lifetime! We have had people tell us how excited the kids were when the parents were assembling the playhouse kit. The kids get to see their parents creating and building, leaving a lasting memory for the child!

 

IMPORTANT: This is only a SAMPLING of the instruction manual. When your DIY panelized kit arrives there will be an envelope inside containing layouts and an instruction manual for your specific product.

Assembly time will take 2 adults approximately 4-8 hours, depending on the size of the playhouse and skill level. Sara’s Victorian Mansion kits will take longer. With the exception of the roof, the kit comes with panels which are alphabetized for easy assembly. All you need to do is fasten the panels with screws! What could be easier?

Step 1: Floor

Step 1 Floor p 500

Get a floor kit from Little Cottage Co. or purchase supplies from your local home improvement store.

Step 2: Walls

Install the pre-made, alphabetized panels.

Step 3: Trim

Step 3 Trim p 500

Install the pre-fastened trim included in your playhouse kit.

Step 4: Roof

Next, install the pre-cut trusses and pre-cut sheeting that make up the roof.

Step 5: install Shingles

Step 5 Finish Roof p 500

Install drip edge and roof shingles (not included, available at local hardware store).

Step 6: window dressings

Step 6 Window Dressing p 500

Install shutters and flower boxes (included in kit).

Step 7: build Porch

Step 7 Porch Opt p 500

Install the optional porch, if purchased with your kit.

Step 8: Make Memories

Your playhouse is primed and ready for paint (paint not included). Next step…lots of memories to be made.

Shed / Barn Panelized Kit Step-by-step Instructions

MPORTANT: This is only a SAMPLING of the instruction manual, and will vary depending on the style of your building. when your DIY Panelized Kit arrives there will be an envelope inside containing layouts for your specific product and an instruction manual.Depending on the size of the building and skill level, assembly will take approximately 4-8 hours. The panelized kit comes with pre-assembled panels (with the exception of the roof) and requires no extra cutting. All you need to do is fasten it together with the hardware provided. The unit is primed and ready for paint. You will need to provide shingles, drip edge, and paint – a quantity list will be provided.

Step 1: Floor

Step 1 Floor p 500

Purchase the optional floor kit from Little Cottage Co. or purchase supplies from your local home improvement store.

Step 2: Walls

Your kit will come with wall sections and other supplies.

Step 3: Skills

step 3 Skills p 500

Basic carpentry skills required

Step 4: Wall Panels

DIY kit trim install

Install the pre-made wall panels.

Step 5: Trim

DIY kit trim install

Install shutters and flower boxes (included in kit).

Step 6: Roof

step 6 roof

Install the precut trusses and pre-cut sheeting that make up the roof.

Step 7: build Porch

step 7 Finish Roof p 500

Install drip edge and roof shingles (not included, available at local hardware store).

Step 8: Paint & Enjoy!

step 8 ready for paint

Your building is primed and ready for paint. Next step… enjoy storage with style!

Shed / Barn Pre-cut Kit Step-by-step Instructions

IMPORTANT: This is only a SAMPLING of the instruction manual, and will vary depending on the style of your building. when your Precut Kit arrives there will be an envelope inside containing layouts for your specific product and an instruction manual.

Depending on the size of the building and skill level, assembly will take several days to finish. The precut kit comes with everything precut, labeled, primed and ready to assemble. You will need to provide shingles, drip edge and paint – a quantity list will be provided.

Step 1: Floor

DIY shed kit floor assembly

Purchase the optional floor kit from Little Cottage Co. or purchase supplies from your local home improvement store.

Step 2: Walls

step 2 assembly

Assemble the walls with the pre-cut parts provided.

Step 3: Roof

step 3 Install Roof p 500

Install the trusses and sheathing.

Step 4: Roof

step 4 Shingles p 500

Install drip edge and roof shingles (not included, available at local hardware store).

Step 5: Window (on certain units)

windows (if provided)

Install windows provided.

Step 6: Trim

step 6 Trim p 500

Install the trim included in the kit.

Step 7: Door

step 7 Door p 500

Install the optional porch, if purchased with your kit.

Step 8: Ready for Paint

exterior diy shed

Your building is primed and ready for paint. Next step… enjoy the extra storage.

 

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