Outdoor Playhouse / May 8, 2018 / Arlette Deziel
This summer its going to happen. Ive got plans to build a real playhouse in the backyard. Although my kids seem happy enough with the houses they make from cardboard boxes I want something that will last through the summer and hopefully next summer too. Plus I know the kids would go nuts to get a real playhouse this year. Ive checked out the ready-made playhouses that the big toy companies sell and boy do I really hate them. Aside from being pricey they just look trashy. Last thing I want is a big piece of plastic sitting in the middle of the yard.
Although you can find some already put together. It is essential that you feel comfortable assembling your playhouse. If youre not you always have the option of hiring someone who has a lot of experience in woodworking and building. This playhouse is not easily moved so make sure you choose a model which you will continue to enjoy over the years. The Infinite Possibilities of a Wooden Playhouse Imagining is such an important aspect of childrens childhoods. With their playhouse their imagination will expand as they role play and interact with the environment surrounding their playhouse. They will be able to spend even more time outdoors in the fresh air than inside watching TV. You children will enjoy taking on several personalities. They can be teachers will pupils or lumberjacks pretending to cut down trees. They can be firemen going to put out fires or moms caring for their babies.
Building the Playhouse Floor After clearing and leveling a spot in the yard most playhouse plans have me dive into building the floor. 2x6 treated lumber arranged in a grid-like pattern (joists) seems to be the favored choice of materials for this part of the construction the same way its used in building floors for real houses. I can build the floor right on top of the spot I cleared in the yard but Ill probably put down a tarp first to keep the boards dry while I work on them. Building a floor thats square at each corner will take some careful measuring and maybe a carpenters square to make sure everything is lined up.