Pottery Barn Kids Cottage Playhouse Directions

Many little girls dream of their own play cottage.
Allen bolts are needed to assemble the cottage frame.Allen bolts are needed to assemble the cottage frame.
Although the cost and resources necessary to build an outdoor playhouse can be prohibitive for many parents, indoor alternatives can be just as fun. Pottery Barn Kids offers a wide range of furniture and accessories for children's rooms, including a country cottage made of polyester fabric over a wooden frame. These play houses are easy to assemble and can be set up inside a house for rainy day entertainment.

Step 1

Attach one upper rail, one piece post and another one piece post using two Allen bolts. Repeat for the other side.

Step 2

Attach one bottom rail to the post using one Allen bolt. Attach the upper rail, two posts and the bottom rail to create the first frame.

Step 3

Attach another bottom rail to the post using Allen bolts. Attach another upper rail and two posts to create the second frame.

Step 4

Lay the two frames down on a soft surface. Attach both frames using a horizontal rail and a back rail. Fix two pieces of slant rail on the sides using Allen bolts. Attach the top rail to the horizontal rail using Allen bolts.

Step 5

Lift the playhouse so that both legs are upright and the roof is on top.

Things You Will Need

  • Playhouse parts (included in the kit)
  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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