Playhouse Design / May 26, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
Kids at times seem to have majestic ideas about their playhouses have a fun brain storming session with your kids and look at how best you could execute their majestic ideas in a cost effective fashion. All said and done you would always need to remember that a playhouse that is well planned and built by you would have to last longer. When it comes to choice of materials you would have to be willing to invest a bit in top quality stuff so that your playhouse lasts longer. Come rain or shine the playhouse that you have built should last. Before learning how to build a playhouse it would be best if you could ask for some advice from professionals who have enough experience in this particular area. Now ensure that you follow these tips and build a playhouse easily. Research well about various playhouse plans that are available. And check with your friends and over the internet on how best you can build your own playhouse.
For the walls a lot of playhouse plans call for 4 x 8 sheets of T-111 tongue-and-groove plywood which should do a nice job of making the walls solid and weatherproof. I might also look into buying outdoor paneling with a decorative side - something to make the walls look more finished. Finishing the Roof I guess I havent decided yet exactly what Ill put down on the roof decking. Most playhouse plans call for the same thing thats on the roof of my house. roofing felt and asphalt shingles. That seems like a lot of work to me right now so I might shop around a little for some easier alternatives. Maybe a tin roof or some type of vinyl. Ill have to wait see about that. Final Playhouse Touches Well theres really no limit to what I can add for final touches - everything from window shutters to picket fences to really dress up the project. Most playhouse plans Ive seen have plenty of extras to make a simple playhouse pretty extraordinary. I have a feeling once I get the basic construction finished the extra touches might have to wait till next year.
The third step to build a playhouse is creating a foundation. What type of foundation you use concrete slab pier wood foundation or other depends upon the playhouse plans you have chosen. The playhouse plans should explain the proper foundation for the playhouse but you will need to take into account for local ordinances and homeowner associations rules. Always check with your local city code officials before building anything. The fourth step to build a playhouse is to create the sub-floor. Usually joists 16 inches on center covered by plywood flooring is the standard; nothing extravagant but functional and safe.