Playhouse Design / May 19, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
Although you can find some already put together. It is essential that you feel comfortable assembling your playhouse. If youre not you always have the option of hiring someone who has a lot of experience in woodworking and building. This playhouse is not easily moved so make sure you choose a model which you will continue to enjoy over the years. The Infinite Possibilities of a Wooden Playhouse Imagining is such an important aspect of childrens childhoods. With their playhouse their imagination will expand as they role play and interact with the environment surrounding their playhouse. They will be able to spend even more time outdoors in the fresh air than inside watching TV. You children will enjoy taking on several personalities. They can be teachers will pupils or lumberjacks pretending to cut down trees. They can be firemen going to put out fires or moms caring for their babies.
Keep in mind that Im not looking to build one of those giant-sized playhouses - the ones that are so big you could rent them out as an apartment. Making a Playhouse Safe Lets talk safety first. Of course I dont want something that will fall over with the first gust of wind. Not that I let my kids play outside during a storm but whatever I build has to be pretty darn solid for me to feel comfortable letting them play there without me. From the plans Ive seen so far looks like the weight of the materials alone will be heavy enough to keep the playhouse standing upright without me having to mount it to anything.
For the walls a lot of playhouse plans call for 4 x 8 sheets of T-111 tongue-and-groove plywood which should do a nice job of making the walls solid and weatherproof. I might also look into buying outdoor paneling with a decorative side - something to make the walls look more finished. Finishing the Roof I guess I havent decided yet exactly what Ill put down on the roof decking. Most playhouse plans call for the same thing thats on the roof of my house. roofing felt and asphalt shingles. That seems like a lot of work to me right now so I might shop around a little for some easier alternatives. Maybe a tin roof or some type of vinyl. Ill have to wait see about that. Final Playhouse Touches Well theres really no limit to what I can add for final touches - everything from window shutters to picket fences to really dress up the project. Most playhouse plans Ive seen have plenty of extras to make a simple playhouse pretty extraordinary. I have a feeling once I get the basic construction finished the extra touches might have to wait till next year.