Playhouse Plan / May 22, 2018 / Arlette Deziel
They will take pride knowing that they are the ones caring for them. There is a porch which spans the front of the house and is covered so your children can sit on it even if its raining. A chimney and dormer windows complete this cottage playhouse adding that last realistic touch. This beautiful playhouse will add the charm you are looking for in your backyard. The wall panels for this playhouse come already attached with pre-primed siding. This means that all you have to do is paint it any color you desire.
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.
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.