Playhouse Design / May 26, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
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.
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.
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.