Playhouse Design / May 7, 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.
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.
An outdoor playhouse will be a fun filled place that belongs to them that every boy or girl will delight in. Young kids may have a terrific time simply playing around in the yard however a wooden playhouse is their own special place in which they are able to allow their imaginations to run riot. Kids timber playhouses will get them out of their bedroom or sitting in front of a computer game and out of doors into the fresh air. Theyll enjoy the physical exercise. When the children get older a good sized strong playhouse could work as their own individual exclusive hideaway where he or she can hide away from the rest of the household.