Indoor Playhouse / May 26, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois.
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.
Kids at times seem to have majestic ideas about their playhouses have a fun brain storming session with your kids and look at how best you could execute their majestic ideas in a cost effective fashion. All said and done you would always need to remember that a playhouse that is well planned and built by you would have to last longer. When it comes to choice of materials you would have to be willing to invest a bit in top quality stuff so that your playhouse lasts longer. Come rain or shine the playhouse that you have built should last. Before learning how to build a playhouse it would be best if you could ask for some advice from professionals who have enough experience in this particular area. Now ensure that you follow these tips and build a playhouse easily. Research well about various playhouse plans that are available. And check with your friends and over the internet on how best you can build your own playhouse.
Wooden playhouses tend to cost around ten percent more than plastic playhouses however they do tend to be a much larger to make up for the additional cost giving equal or even better value for your money. Wooden playhouses are practical and more durable than plastic ones as plastic playhouses fade and deteriorate over time whilst wooden ones may be treated with wood stain meaning that they last for years and years. Lets be honest here wooden playhouses are fine-looking as they look more traditional and when painted beautifully can look more like a home in the garden.
The sixth step to build a playhouse is to sheath the walls with plywood or oriented strand board (OSB). The easiest way to do this is to attach the plywood while the walls are laying down on the subfloor. However it is critical you square the walls before applying and attaching the plywood. If you use cedar plywood it will need stain to protect it if you choose not to cover it with an exterior siding. Continue by standing the walls up on the subfloor and attach the walls together. Dont forget to attach a top plate to the top of the walls...this gives it strength to hold up the roof. Repeat for inside walls.