Outdoor Playhouse / May 14, 2018 / Apolline Lajoie
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.
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 good news about making a gabled roof is that you can buy some pretty inexpensive hardware that will essentially line up the roof rafters where you need them to go. Galvanized joist hangers will solve a lot of my problems here when it comes to hanging the rafters. There are plenty of instructions around for learning how to build a roof - for any kind of house not just playhouses. So with the pre-made joist hangers and a few instructions I think Ill be able to figure out this part of the project without too much trouble.