Playhouse Design / May 26, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
The good news about making a gabled roof is that you can buy some pretty inexpensive hardware that will essentially line up the roof rafters where you need them to go. Galvanized joist hangers will solve a lot of my problems here when it comes to hanging the rafters. There are plenty of instructions around for learning how to build a roof - for any kind of house not just playhouses. So with the pre-made joist hangers and a few instructions I think Ill be able to figure out this part of the project without too much trouble.
Decking and Sheathing Next comes the most rewarding part of the project: adding plywood panels to the roof (decking) and the walls (sheathing). For roof decking most playhouse plans call for 1/2" plywood panels that Ill simply nail down on to the rafters. Getting at the panels to nail them down might be a little tricky though. Some people suggest you go at them from inside the playhouse - with a step ladder poking up between the rafters. Then after each panel goes down Ill come down move my ladder and go back up for the next section.
It is not something that would be an eyesore. Most playhouses are incredibly realistic which and you would be giving your children their own little home. They will delight in keeping house just like their parents do. Children love the outdoors and in a world where children can become consumed by video games and TV having a playhouse will ensure that your children are spending hours outside. It is a playhouse which is incredibly durable built so that it will not outgrow your children. It is incredibly safe and built to endure most weather. When your children outgrow their playhouse it can be used as a storage shed for your garden tools or lawn equipment.