The Summit A-frame Playhouse is the newest evolution of King Swing’s playhouses! With the rustic appeal of the iconic A-frame cabin, this A-frame playhouse’s cozy charm will invite your children to come and play!

First, a story before we dive into all the details of the Summit A-frame Playhouse. Elmer, the owner and CEO, has two energetic boys who have grown up surrounded by playhouses, swing sets, and playgrounds. If anyone is immune to the charms and siren call of a swing set, these boys would be.

However, there is something about the iconic look and cozy appeal that cut the boys to their hearts. We had set up a Summit for a photo and video session. After we wrapped, they approached Elmer and begged him to spend the night out in The Summit A-frame Playhouse. Elmer agreed, and together, they dragged out blankets and pillows, making a memory that would stick with those boys. And, of course, it rained hard on them. But they stayed dry and warm, tucked in their A-frame playhouse.

Yes, there is something about the Summit A-frame Playhouse that beckons you to come, escape all the noise out there, and relax.

This image shows a new a-frame playhouse from King Swings.

The Summit A-frame Playhouse

The Dimensions.

The A-frame Playhouse is 13’ wide, 6’ deep, and 11’ tall! This means there was plenty of room for Elmer and his boys and plenty of room for you and your kids! The attached and optional front porch is 11’ wide and 4’ deep. This gives you a place to enjoy the included tea table and chairs, plus add in your unique furniture or decorations. The porch is also a great place to park muddy shoes or boots before entering the playhouse!

The Materials

This A-frame playhouse is made out of high-quality, durable materials. The structural parts of the playhouse, such as the 4x4s, 2x6s, etc, are made out of our vinyl sleeve, in which we insert our pressure-treated southern yellow pine. This combination creates a robust, heavy future framework that is splinter-free, virtually maintenance-free, and backed by an aggressive warranty!

The decking, both on the porch and inside the playhouse, is made out of Trex® decking boards. Durable, stain resistant, and won’t rot, warp, crack, or split, Trex® decking is well known for its high quality.


The Summit A-frame Playhouse, like its real-life inspiration, serves as a sanctuary for calm, relaxing fun. It is the perfect canvas for your children to engage in storytelling play. The playhouse may transform into a fairy hut, a secret ranger headquarters, or whatever captures the fancy of your children. The playhouse itself serves as a canvas for your children to paint a myriad of stories across!

The big windows in the front of the A-frame playhouse let in a natural light, creating a soft, cozy, well-lit interior. This is perfect for a coloring station or a reading nook. The big windows also serve as a way for Mom and Dad to keep an eye on the play without interrupting it.

Included with the Summit A-frame Playhouse are our popular tea table and chairs. These perfectly complement the style of the A-frame playhouse and are the perfect place to enjoy a snack, whether on the porch or inside the cabin!


Our A-frame playhouses are different from our standard playhouses for customizing. Because of the manufacturing process, you can’t make them wider or taller. However, you can add more windows, remove the porch, add a balcony and 2nd story crawlspace, and if you are feeling adventurous, craft out an a-frame playset like the Chalet A-frame Playset!

This image shows the porch and tea table and chairs that come with the Summit A-frame playhouse from King Swings.

Why We Love It

A-frame cabins first appeared in the 50’s and quickly became iconic in the architectural world. They served as vacation homes that reveled in big, open windows allowing unobstructed views of idyllic natural settings. In recent years, A-frame cabins have become even more popular as people look to escape society and spend time in nature, seeking respite and calm.

The triangular design makes the a-frame cabin recognizable and lends itself to a compact, efficient use of space and materials. This allows them to be tucked into a wide range of settings, and their rustic, cozy appeal beaconing weary travelers to come in and rest for a bit. Their simple appearance promises a retreat from urban life.

Our A-frame playhouses capture that same rustic charm and cozy appeal. With their simple yet elegant design, our A-frame playhouses will blend seamlessly into any setting, whether tucked up under your large evergreen tree or nestled up against an urban vinyl fence. Regardless of location, the distinctive, iconic look will promise a retreat, a respite from the hustle and bustle of preschool, homework, and daycare. It will provide that serene sanctuary for creative play and time spent together.

This image shows a picture looking through the windows of the Summit A-frame Playhouse from King Swings.

DIY Charm, None of the Hassle

If your family doesn’t have a handyman, an A-frame playhouse such as the Summit could feel out of reach. A simple scroll through Pinterest reveals everyone has A-frame plans to sell, but few will sell, deliver, and install the playhouse for you.

It’s a good thing King Swings does all three! You get the stunning A-frame playhouse without the multiple trips to Home Depot, the ruined evenings, tense “discussions” with the spouse as you struggle with the plans in the gathering dark, or the accidental expansion of your kid’s vocabulary after a hammer invertedly met your thumb.

King Swings has captured the charm and rustic appeal of the A-frame cabin lifestyle with our new A-frame playhouses. You can get this iconic playhouse delivered and installed in your backyard, creating a perfect retreat for your children!

These A-frame playhouses are available for order now! What are you waiting for? Bring the playhouse home!

Justin Doutrich

Dad to three kids, Justin knows how important it is for children to get lots of physical exercise. His time as a school teacher reinforced that idea. He is passionate about creating fun, enjoyable playgrounds that are safe but full of learning opportunities.

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