Outdoor Playhouse / May 8, 2018 / Arlette Deziel
Here you will find out about what it takes to execute the best playhouse plans and build a playhouse that considers the safety of your kids and the beautiful look of your yard. First you would have to consider the area on which you are going to build your kids playhouse. If your land is uneven then that would not be the best area to build a playhouse upon. If your yard is uneven then you would have to ensure that you level the area well before you build the playhouse. The more even the piece of land is the easier it would be to build the playhouse and you would also be able to make it more stable with proper support.
The eighth step to build a playhouse is to decide on the type of roof. Your playhouse plans should recommend the best type. Just follow the directions and youll be okay. Most common types of roofs are hip or gable. The easiest being a gable since it looks like a triangle and it allows for rain and snow to drain off the roof. The hip roof is a little more complicated because it has more angles with all sides sloping down to meet the walls. It allows for snow and rain to drain easily as well however it provides more overhang if thats what you are looking for.
Building the Playhouse Floor After clearing and leveling a spot in the yard most playhouse plans have me dive into building the floor. 2x6 treated lumber arranged in a grid-like pattern (joists) seems to be the favored choice of materials for this part of the construction the same way its used in building floors for real houses. I can build the floor right on top of the spot I cleared in the yard but Ill probably put down a tarp first to keep the boards dry while I work on them. Building a floor thats square at each corner will take some careful measuring and maybe a carpenters square to make sure everything is lined up.