Playhouse Design / May 7, 2018 / Ambra Marquis
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.
A wood floor kit is also included so that the floor of your playhouse is not earthen. The working windows include a screen and are made out of Plexiglass mounted in aluminum frames. LP Smart Side wood is the material of choice for this playhouse. It is a material which is weather safe durable and environmentally friendly. All playhouse pieces are treated with SmartGuard to increase their resistance to things such as rot and mold. This is a lightweight material which makes it easy to handle when assembling. A 50-year limited warranty is covers each piece.