Playhouse Ideas / May 26, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
Your children will spend hours enjoying their Wood Pennifield cottage playhouse. This is a playhouse that is realistic yet has a whimsy quality about it. This miniature house comes complete with a door sized for your children and shutter framed windows that actually work. This is a playhouse which will encourage your childrens imaginations to grow. Underneath each window is a flower box. Not only will flowers accentuate your childrens playhouse but they can also be used to teach your children responsibility. You can put your children in charge of planting their flowers and watering them.
If you have a lot of space then choose a place close to your house to keep an eye on the kids in a shady location to keep the childrens playhouse cool in the summer months on a flat piece of soil for easier leveling of the foundation and close to electrical source if you plan to have electricity to the playhouse. Once the location is finalized you need to determine the size of the outdoor kids playhouse. Playhouses come in many different sizes but typically they are between 6 ft - 12 ft in length and width. The height of the kids play house is generally 10 ft - 12 ft but will depend upon if you plan on having a loft on the second level.
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.