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Free DIY Toy Plans // How to Build a Fire Station Play Set

12.02.14
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Fire Station Play Set via @thedesconf

This DIY Fire Station Play Set is the perfect spot for all of the superhero and action figures to hang out while your imaginative children stage a very intricate rescue mission to save the whole world! Or maybe it would make a fabulous open frame dollhouse with a little customization, either way this Free Toy Plan to Build a Fire Station Play Set slash Dollhouse is a great gift to make for your special little ones this Holiday. This project is part of our TDC Handmade Holiday series, feel free to browse the other project plans to see what else you might make for your babes this year! I will be adding to it frequently, so check back often!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Fire Station Play Set via @thedesconf
$25-$50
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Fire Station Play Set via @thedesconf
  • 1 – 1/4” sheet of plywood at 2’ x 2′
  • 1 – 1/2” sheet of plywood at 4’ x 4′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1/2” dowel at 18”-24”
  • 2 – 1/2” plywood at 16” x 16” – Roof and First Floor
  • 4 – 1×2 at 15” – Posts
  • 1 – 1/2” plywood at 14-1/2” x 16” – Second Floor
  • 2 – 1/2” plywood at 14-1/2” x 7-1/4” – First and Second Floor Walls
  • 2 – 1/2” plywood at 3-1/4” x 7” – Doors
  • 7 – 3/4” plywood at 1”x2-1/4” – Steps
  • 2 – 1/4” plywood at 1”x9-9/32– Stair Sides
  • 1 – 1/2” dowel at 15” – Fire Pole
  • 2 – 1/2” plywood at 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” – Chimney Sides
  • 1 – 1/2” plywood at 3” x 3-1/2” – Chimney Front
  • 1 – 1/2” plywood at 4” x 4” – Chimney Top
  • 2 – 1/4” plywood at 1” x 16-1/4” – Trim Sides
  • 1 – 1/4” plywood at 1” x 16” – Trim Back
  • 1 – 1/4” plywood at 1” x 4” – Trim Front

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Cut out the Roof, First Floor, and Posts. Attach as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach edge banding to the sides of the plywood if desired.

Cut out the Second Floor as shown. To create interior cutouts, you can drill a small pilot hole (slightly larger than the size of your jigsaw blade) in the corner of the cutout if needed. Then, simply insert your jigsaw blade, and begin cutting out the shape. Attach as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach edge banding to the sides of the plywood if desired.

Cut out the First and Second Floor Walls as shown. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach edge banding to the sides of the plywood if desired.

Next, cut out the Doors. Attach edge banding to the sides of the plywood if desired. There should be a 1/8” gap on all sides of the doors, and a 1/4” between the two Doors – this is to allow room for the hinges and for opening the Doors. Attach very small hinges to the Doors and adjacent wall as shown.

Cut out the pieces for the Steps and Stair Sides. The best way to create the Steps will be to rip 3/4” plywood (or a 1×2) into a 1” wide strip approximately 17” in length. From this 1” strip, cut 7 pieces 2-1/4” in length. For the Stair Sides, rip a piece of 1/4” plywood into a 1” width approximately 10” in length (repeat twice, once for each Stair Side). Lay the Stair Side flat and stack the Steps on the Stair Side as shown. Make a vertical mark where the Step meets the Stair Sides and cut these portions off (we do this so we don’t have to fuss with those crazy 32nds of an inch measurements). Assemble as shown with glue and 1/2” brad nails (nailed from the outside of the Stair Sides into the Steps).

Next, cut out the piece for the Fire Pole. Place as shown (same measurements for placement on top as noted on bottom) and secure with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Cut the pieces for the Chimney Sides, Front, and Top. Attach edge banding to the sides of the plywood if desired. Place as shown and secure with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Cut the pieces for the Trim Sides and Back. Attach as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Cut the piece for the Trim Front (mark and cut out with jigsaw). Attach as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Make a cool Fire Station logo or use the child’s name on the Front Trim!

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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