Outdoor Playhouse / May 26, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
By deciding on the type of building you desire to construct before you choose your plans you will be able to choose plans that perfectly match your desires. When it comes to the style of the playhouse you will be building you can choose from a variety of styles. You can either choose a Victorian-styled playhouse a playhouse modeled after a home a customized playhouse design or even a themed playhouse. Whatever you choose for your playhouse you should be aware that the type of style you choose may drastically affect the complexity of the building process.
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.
Take height measurements of your children. According to the growth charts put out by the Center for Disease Control the average (50 percentile) height of both males and females for a 5 year old is about 43 inches 50 inches tall for an 8 year old and almost 60 inches for a 12 year old. Take into consideration whether you want the playhouse to be used only when your children are pre-Kindergarten or if the playhouse will be used beyond elementary school. Deciding this in advance will help you choose the size of the playhouse. One youve decided upon the size of the playhouse get some rope and stakes and begin to lay out where the playhouse will be.