Shire Command Post Shiplap Wooden Playhouse

Prices Around: £812
Size: 6 X 4
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Looking for a command post playhouse? This is a great looking and fun shiplap wooden playhouse that the kids or the grandchildren will just adore and have a whole lot of fun with. They will spend hours playing and making up stories in this command post playhouse which has three observation windows and even pistol points which open and shut so they can ambush you! There is a front door and a ladder for the kids to climb up and an adorable picket fence. The playhouse can be painted according to the colour you or most likely, the children want and while they’re happily playing, you can enjoy a well earned rest. This comes home delivered with assembly for convenience.

This is a playhouse that is all about running wild and having a great time so with that in mind only the best materials have been used in its construction. The tongue and groove shiplap cladding and the frame are both very robust to ensure this is a very sturdy structure. The flooring on the decking area and inside the playhouse is tongue and groove boarding so it can take a lot of weight and more importantly a lot of jumping around. That long and sloping pent roof not only looks cool it is also well made with solid sheet boarding and high quality roofing felt.

What we rate

  • Three windows for the kids to peek out of
  • Will not require a large garden to be installed in
  • It will provide many years of fun
  • Hidden panels that they can use
  • Has a very attractive design

What we slate

  • It is not the largest playhouse we have seen
  • Will require two people to build
How We Rate It
8.5
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Storage Size 8/10
80% Complete
Ease of Installation 8/10
80% Complete
Value for Money 8.5/10
85% Complete

Let's Take a Closer Look...

Playhouse Type And Roof Size

Command Post 6X4 Playhouse UnpaintedNow here is one very impressive playhouse that is going to be a huge hit with kids who love to have fun. The Command Post 6X4 Playhouse is all about the kids having fun by using their imaginations. For little boys this tower playhouse will be like some kind of command post where they can set out an ambush for the bad guys and blast them away with their water pistols. Little girls could have a great time pretending that this is their dream castle where they can invite their friends over for a party. In all this is just an awesome playhouse that is going to greatly encourage imaginative play. While this is an impressive looking structure it does not actually take up all that much space. While the size of it may be 6 x 4 the actual playhouse is about 4 feet in the depth and the width department. From the ground to the very top the playhouse stands at an impressive, 8 feet 6 inches. The decking area is going to provide a lot of fun with its ladder to climb up to it and area underneath where they can hide.

This has one of the most eye catching roofs we have seen on a playhouse in quite some time. They have gone with a very steep looking pent roof that is going to see the rain just run right off here. It is made with some solid wood and covered with roofing felt. One thing that we really like about this roof is the way it is finished with a long piece of wavy wood along the front.

Cladding, Frame And Floor

Command Post 6X4 Playhouse Dimensions12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding which is made from whitewood pine is what makes up the walls and we really could not be any more impressed. This is some seriously thick and sturdy cladding that can certainly take the rough play that kids, boys especially are known for. The shiplap nature of the cladding is going to ensure that no rain will be getting inside and ruin the kid’s belongings.

The frame that is inside the playhouse is what we would expect and that is a nice, solid and reliable frame that is going to keep the whole playhouse together very securely. The decking area though is also supported by a very impressively strong frame to make sure the playhouse is supported very well from underneath. We know that the kids will not care about the frame, but you adults will appreciate how strong the framing makes the playhouse.

You can see that lovely tongue and groove flooring that is on the decking area. We really like the look of this flooring and we are pleased to tell you that the floor on the inside is just as strong. This means that the playhouse is going to be able to be a place that can handle all sorts of epic battles and dance parties.

Treatment Requirement And Warranty

Command Post 6X4 Playhouse Felt RoofAll of the timber will be given a dipped basecoat treatment which is really just intended to look after it during transit and installation. This basecoat will not protect the playhouse in the long term so you are going to have to give it a coating of wood treatment shortly after construction. Within six weeks is usually what a manufacturer will recommend, but actually we always suggest doing it as soon as you can. A fresh coating once a year should be applied in order to keep rot at bay for the life of the playhouse.

The Command Post 6X4 Playhouse does actually come with a ten year guarantee, but in order for this to be valid, treatment must be applied to the playhouse.

Doors And Windows

Command Post 6X4 Playhouse Door HandleThe door goes very well with the rest of the playhouse and to be honest it does kind of blend in so well that at first glance you may not even notice it. The door is a little on the small size, but for kids it is going to be fine. It is supported with impressive hinges and has an actual door handle to make opening and closing the door easy. We would have liked to have seen a little window or some kind of decoration on here, but at the end of the day that is not really essential and you could always add some kind of decoration yourself.

The playhouse has three windows that are made with shatterproof styrene to ensure they are kid safe. Now these windows will let the kids see who is making their way to the playhouse, but that is only part of the fun. You see there are hidden panels near the windows so once the kids use the windows to see who is coming they can open up one of the hidden panels and fire away with a water pistol or water bombs.

Security And Privacy

Command Post 6X4 Playhouse Air VentThis is one very surprisingly secure playhouse. The design is of course very solid, but that door does shut every firmly making this one very secure structure. Your kids toys and other things they drag into here, most of which you will probably have no clue about will be well protected inside of here.

Even though there are three windows this is actually quite a private playhouse. The windows are put in very clever positions so the kids and can hide and peek out of them and then there are those hidden panels that to be honest if you did not know about them then you would probably not even notice they were there. Just be warned that if the kids are inside here having a good time and when you walk up to tell them it is time to come in and things get quiet, then chances are they are planning some kind of attack on you.

Customisation Options And Extras

This playhouse will come to you unpainted and that is fine as it is a great looking playhouse as it is. But we have seen this one painted in some pretty cool designs from basic colours to it being done in full camouflage.

You have no extras to worry about with this as you get all you need with it, even the assembly service. But you may want to invest in your own super soaker just to defend yourself when you try to get them to come in for tea.

So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Quality 8.5/10
85% Complete
They have done a fantastic job making this playhouse with its strong build and awesome design, we are sure you are going to be just as impressed with this as we are.
Longevity of Materials 8.5/10
85% Complete
Due to the very sturdy design and long lasting materials which have been used, we can see this lasting for many years. Just be sure to treat it in order to keep the timber rot free.
Storage Size 8/10
80% Complete
The actual playhouse may be a little on the compact size, but we feel the decking area and them being able to play underneath it more than makes up for this.
Ease of Installation 8/10
80% Complete
You will need a friend to help out with this and it should take no more than 6 hours, but do not rush. Just do what the instructions tell you, take your time and be sure to have a snack break when you get a bit fed up.
Value for Money 8.5/10
85% Complete
Considering the price is including an installation service, we do actually feel that this is offering very good value for money.
8.5
Overall Score
Final Thoughts: The people who designed the Command Post 6X4 Playhouse clearly had fun in their minds the whole time because that is what this is all about. Kids having a lot of fun, using their imagination and actually playing outside. This is going to be something that they really enjoy and you will love watching them have fun with their toys or their little friends inside here. It is a well made and fantastic looking playhouse that will even be installed for you when it is delivered. If you have children or grandchildren who love to run around wild, pretend to be all kinds of different things from superheroes to princesses then this playhouse is going to encourage that kind of imaginative play.

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  • Melanie said...

    I built my son a wooden playhouse, but it only lasted a few months. I searched the web for one made of better material and found this product, which has a 10 year anti rot warranty. It is delivered plain, but I let my son pick how he wanted it painted. It is 6×4 making it very spacious for him and the neighborhood kids. He enjoyed the quality time we spent decorating it and I look forward to seeing him spend many enjoyable hours in it. I will definitely use this site again for the excellent customer service and speedy delivery.

    My son has always been an outdoors type of boy so I wanted to be sure he got something he will enjoy. I like the fact he loves to be outdoors. I don’t think kids should be cooped up in the house. This plus his other outdoor toys will for sure keep him busy a lot outdoors.

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  • Christian said...

    Our two boys are having a blast playing with their imagination in this playhouse. We got this one for its hardiness and good quality and as our kids love adventures there didn’t seem a better option. With three observational windows and pistol points and a ladder, this is the exact thing our kids wanted. It wasn’t very difficult to assemble the playhouse.

    But from the money point of view, it should have been more spacious as our elder son would outgrow it within a year. Overall it is a good buy. I would suggest finding a bigger one before buying.

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