Outdoor Playhouse / May 9, 2018 / Gallia Cote
Your children will spend hours enjoying their Wood Pennifield cottage playhouse. This is a playhouse that is realistic yet has a whimsy quality about it. This miniature house comes complete with a door sized for your children and shutter framed windows that actually work. This is a playhouse which will encourage your childrens imaginations to grow. Underneath each window is a flower box. Not only will flowers accentuate your childrens playhouse but they can also be used to teach your children responsibility. You can put your children in charge of planting their flowers and watering them.
Looking at some of the larger wood swing set kits this is more along the lines of what I had in mind but these are just too expensive to buy. That leaves me to build a something myself. So now Im looking at playhouse plans on the Web. I cant say Im very happy with what Ive found. Of course Ive checked out all the free playhouse plans first hoping to at least get an idea of whats involved with this kind of project. Its looking a little scary so far. Most plans seem to be written by carpenters who toss around construction terminology as if I were right there beside them on a job site. So Im off to do a little research in how playhouses are built so I can figure it out for myself.
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.