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Clever cubby house designs

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A cubby house can grow alongside your kids and offer hours of entertainment. Building with recycled pallet timber, adding to a flatpack design or renovating an existing cubby can make this an easy and affordable project.


Check out these clever cubby house designs shared by Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if you'd like a hand tackling a similar project.


1. D.I.Y. cubby house using recycled pallet timber by @Yorky88 


Marty built this impressive cubby house without any plans using recycled pallet timber.




2. Cubby house with picket fence and planter box by @ProjectPete 


Pete created a bespoke cubby house featuring tongue-and-groove cladding, a custom picket fence and even a planter box.




3. Kids cubby house with sandpit and slide by @weekenddiyer 


Workshop member weekenddiyer turned a flatpack cubby into an impressive playhouse by adding a slide, bell, chalkboard, sandpit and fence pickets.




4. Kids playhouse using recycled materials by @LePallet 


Riley built this cubby in sections and with recycled materials so it was affordable and easier to transport.




5. Old cubby house renovation by @Jimi 


Restoring this 33-year-old cubby house kept it in the family for another generation to enjoy.




6. Cubby playhouse by @woodalwaysworks 


Workshop member woodalwaysworks described this cubby with shop, mud kitchen, steering wheel, binoculars and cargo net as an “open project” that changes over time as the kids grow older.




7. Two-storey pallet timber cubby house by @Tara86 


Inspired by Marty's cubby project, Tara built this two-storey cubby house with a telescope, steering wheel and slide using recycled pallet timber and Merbau decking boards.




8. Pallet playhouse by @HansoloNZ 


Recycled pallet timber was used to create this kids playhouse with hinged windows and a planter box.




9. Wardrobe cubby house by @woodalwaysworks 


Workshop member woodalwaysworks turned a built-in robe into a two-storey cubby and wall-mounted a bed to make the spare room into a play space.




10. Teepee pallet cubby house by @LePallet 


Riley built a teepee cubby house using recycled pallet timber for an affordable D.I.Y. project to keep the kids entertained.




How to build a cubby house


Resident Bunnings D.I.Y. expert Mitch has put together a step-by-step guide to building a fantastic cubby using recycled timber pallets. It has an additional shop and can be built over a few weekends for minimal cost. Follow the guide How to build a pallet cubby.




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