Outdoor Playhouse / May 14, 2018 / Apolline Lajoie
Take height measurements of your children. According to the growth charts put out by the Center for Disease Control the average (50 percentile) height of both males and females for a 5 year old is about 43 inches 50 inches tall for an 8 year old and almost 60 inches for a 12 year old. Take into consideration whether you want the playhouse to be used only when your children are pre-Kindergarten or if the playhouse will be used beyond elementary school. Deciding this in advance will help you choose the size of the playhouse. One youve decided upon the size of the playhouse get some rope and stakes and begin to lay out where the playhouse will be.
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.
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.