Indoor Playhouse / 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.
Building a playhouse from playhouse plans purchased over the internet for your kids is much like building a shed for yourself except it is much fancier and safer because you know your children will be playing in it. If done with the right frame of mind it could be a family project. You could get as much excitement and fun out of creating the playhouse as your kids will have playing in it. To get you started in the right direction here are the basics to help you build a playhouse for your kids. * The first step is to choose a playhouse plan for your project and the best advice here is to include your kids.
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.