Introduction: Breath of the Wild Playhouse
It started as idea to build a playhouse for my son for his birthday. My dad built me a playhouse when I was his age, so wanting to pass the tradition along, and inspired by The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild, I decided to turn Link's house from the game into an epic playhouse!
侧面注意：这是一个大项目，一个我开始在木头价格上涨之前。我还将很多额外的工作和功能放入了这个可选的游戏厅。有改变的plans,以及修改我们的内部uld make it more affordable than what I'm showing you here. With that said...
Here's how I put it together:
Material you'll need: (with affiliate links)
13 - 4’x8’ plywood sheets (½”)
2 - 4'X8'胶合板床单（3/4“）
100 - 2“x3”x8'板
2 - 2”x4”x8’ boards
24 - 18 gauge rafter ties (this is optional, but does make it more secure)
12 - Fastenmaster 6” screws
Green outdoor mat
mod podge -https://amzn.to/3susgfr.
Red roofing stain
Solar powered lantern
Outdoor lights -https://amzn.to/3xtEed8
Breath of the Wild -https://amzn.to/2qxg8gs.
Drill press -https://amzn.to/3gsc8h5.
Staple Gun -https://amzn.to/3gekw9x.
Marking pencils -
Step 1: Design in SketchUp
The first step was to design the playhouse in SketchUp. This step is crucial for larger projects because it allows you to know exactly how much lumber you will need for a project, and also allows you to test out variations before deciding on a final design.
I worked with Aaron (@aaronmakingstuff on Instagram), and we played around with several different design ideas and tweaks before finalizing a design I liked. One of the criteria for this size of playhouse was to ensure that the largest of pieces would still fit on a 4x8 sheet of plywood. With that as a constraint, it was just a matter of designing the different elements of the playhouse to make it as close to the original as possible but still allow for creative modifications.
After everything was drafted out and the materials list was made, I printed out theplansand got to work.
Step 2: Build a Foundation
To help keep out bugs and moisture, I stapled house wrap to the bottom of the foundation.
The inside of the playhouse has a second floor, like in the game. In the playhouse, the second floor acts more as a landing, since it is so close to the roof. It's enough for a small kid to play or sleep, and adds a place underneath that can be used for storage.
Since this part of the playhouse cuts down on the space inside the playhouse, it can be optional. Wanting to stay as close to the game as I could, I added it in.
Before the roof was put on, making it impossible to get larger pieces inside the playhouse, I also cut and added a base to the second floor in the playhouse, and roughed out that section as well.
After assembling the roof pieces, I used the 6" screws the secure each roof piece to the frame.
Since I was wanting this playhouse to be as close to the game as possible, I constantly had my switch beside me so that I could pick it up whenever I needed to look and see how the house is designed in the game.
Using the 1x3" and 1x4" boards, I started cutting the pieces out for the windows and the door to the playhouse. After assembling each, I bored holes in each intersection of the vertical and horizontal pieces for the bolts to fit into.
To match the rustic and worn look of the house in the game, we used a grinder to grind down the bolt ends, and roughed up the window and door pieces. Sanding, chiseling out small random pieces, dragging them on the ground, and hitting them with Mjolnir helped to give that rustic look to the windows, door, and the bolts (as well as all the other pieces that will be going into the playhouse).
Using a hand router and grinding bits, I carved out the shape of the stones, adding depth to make it seem more realistic, and taking away as much of the flat areas or straight edges as I could.
After the stone shapes had all been carved out, I put a base coat of grey on the pieces. Taking colors like green, brown, beige, and red, I mixed together each color with some water and brushed it on different parts of the piece. After letting it sit for a second I took some paper towels I dabbed the excess water/paint mixture off. This was to add color variation and depth to the carving to make it look more like stone.
Step 9: Adding a Floor, and Walls, and a Ceiling
Once we arrived at the door/opening to the area under the second floor, we repeated the process back towards the inside wall.
采取一些2x3“板，我切掉碎片，为二楼制作栏杆 - 部分要与比赛中的二楼相匹配，而且还要提供一个孩子的障碍如果孩子决定在那里玩耍或睡觉。
Step 11: Finishing the Exterior
Wanting the playhouse to be as weather sealed as possible, I took caulking and sealed every joint, intersection, crack, and corner I could, making sure that even in a storm it would be dry inside the playhouse.
Step 13: Paint and Stain and Paint
I found a red stain that was a perfect shade to match the roof of the house in the game. Using a brush for the edges and then a paint sprayer for the main part of the roof, we put 2 coats of the red stain on the roof.
Step 14: Some Extra Little Details
The chimney in the game is semi-falling over and held up by support beams. While I didn't make the chimney of the playhouse look like it was falling over, I did cut a couple of 2x3 pieces to add as support beams to match the game.
Finding a solar powered light that matched the lantern at the front door of the house, I disassembled it and cut the bottom off. I also drilled 2 holes in the lid and reassembled the lantern. 3d printing a hook that I screwed on by the front door, I ran some wire through the holes in the top of the lantern and hung it in place.
Inside the house in the game is a coat rack by the door, so I cut a 2x4 and drilled 3 holes in it for some 1" dowel cutoffs. I cut off all the edges to give it the weathered look, and after staining the coat rack I mounted it inside the door.
跳回Sketchup，我们设计了武器安装 - 就像你可以在游戏中解锁的武器安装。使用我儿子已经拥有的剑和盾的尺寸，我们设计了框架以适应每个框架。
After all the pieces were printed, I taped off all the areas that were going to stay white, then primed and spray painted the exposed pieces gold.
Majoras Mask - https://www.thingiverse.com/hoth:686111
a breakable pot -https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:772378
卢比 - https://www.thipperse.com/hoth:68154
After printing each, I primed and painted the mask and pot, and then primed and weathered the goddess statue with some watered down black paint.
I printed off a picture of the Champions, and took an 8x11 canvas and brushed on a layer of Mod Podge. After letting it sit for a minute, I pressed on the picture of the Champions, and then put another layer of Mod Podge on top of the picture.
Step 19: Designing and Making a Chandelier
Adding some eyehooks to each corner, I took some craft rope and hung the chandelier inside the playhouse.
Step 20: Decorating
Step 21: Painting One Last Design
To have my own Bolson quality sign, I jumped one last time into SketchUp and designed out a sign to look like the one in the game.
I cut the stand for the sign out of 4x4 posts, cutting and chiseling out a mortise and tenon joint to fit the pieces together. I cut the frame pieces out and used a frame clamp to glue them together, then like the weapon mounts I cut a backing piece and glued it into the 1/2" track that I had cut into the frame pieces. I then stained the pieces to match the colors from the game.
I went online and found a Hylian font, and added my own title to put on the sign. My good friend Wes (@geeksmithing on Instagram) was nice enough to cut the lettering out on a laser cutter using 1/8" plywood, and send them to me. I glued them onto the sign, making sure to get the lettering right side up.
With everything dry, I placed the sign in front of the playhouse to proudly display who's house this was.
Step 23: Enjoy!
With everything done, I plugged the playhouse in, and it was fully operational.
Because of its size, the playhouse is not only good for the kids to play in during the day, but at night we are all able pull sleeping stuff into the playhouse, set a TV and switch on the loft, and have a family game night playing Breath of the Wild in our own Breath of the Wild playhouse.
第24步: Watch the Video!
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