Playhouse Design / May 9, 2018 / Gallia Cote
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.
The sixth step to build a playhouse is to sheath the walls with plywood or oriented strand board (OSB). The easiest way to do this is to attach the plywood while the walls are laying down on the subfloor. However it is critical you square the walls before applying and attaching the plywood. If you use cedar plywood it will need stain to protect it if you choose not to cover it with an exterior siding. Continue by standing the walls up on the subfloor and attach the walls together. Dont forget to attach a top plate to the top of the walls...this gives it strength to hold up the roof. Repeat for inside walls.
The next thing to look at is the design of the kids outdoor playhouse. The look should be only confined by existing space spending budget and your childs desires! You might go for a modest cozy log cabin or perhaps a higher playhouse set with a slide right up to a smaller scale model of a castle complete with drawbridge and also towers. Definitely never find yourself caught up and purchase one thats far too vast for the garden! There still has to be breathing space in the backyard for the children to run about outside of the back yard playhouse plus room for the various family members to enjoy your garden likewise.