Outdoor Playhouse / March 15, 2018 / Arlette Deziel.
How many times in a summer do you hear your kids say "Im bored?". To solve the boredom problem get a wooden playhouse so that your kids can have a more exciting and fun-filled summer. The best thing about a kids playhouse is that you can make it a family activity by involving your spouse and kids in choosing the playhouse location size style decor and even the color. Lets start with choosing the location of the playhouse. Your property lot size and space availability will generally determine where the playhouse will go on your property.
Building the Playhouse Roof While the playhouse floor and wall construction seems fairly straight forward I think that the roof framing is going to be a little more complicated. Depending in which climate you live a playhouse roof will get hit with rain snow and the sun not to mention a few kids climbing on top of it even though they were told not to. So Im going to try my hand at a little construction carpentry and make a gabled roof. Thats what most of the playhouse plans call for anyway so Ill take on the challenge.
The ninth step to build a playhouse is to install ceiling joists and rafters as per playhouse plans. Another option is pre-manufactured wood roof trusses. If you are using rafters instead of pre-manufactured wood trusses you will need to add a girder post to each rafter in the center to give it support. The tenth step to build a playhouse is to sheath the roof with plywood and decide upon a roof covering. Most plans will call for asphalt shingles or wood shingles but its up to you. Dont forget to apply felt before laying the shingles on the roof.
Kids at times seem to have majestic ideas about their playhouses have a fun brain storming session with your kids and look at how best you could execute their majestic ideas in a cost effective fashion. All said and done you would always need to remember that a playhouse that is well planned and built by you would have to last longer. When it comes to choice of materials you would have to be willing to invest a bit in top quality stuff so that your playhouse lasts longer. Come rain or shine the playhouse that you have built should last. Before learning how to build a playhouse it would be best if you could ask for some advice from professionals who have enough experience in this particular area. Now ensure that you follow these tips and build a playhouse easily. Research well about various playhouse plans that are available. And check with your friends and over the internet on how best you can build your own playhouse.