Playhouse Ideas / May 7, 2018 / Apolline Lajoie
A large unused yard space would sure sound like a prudent choice to construct a playhouse for kids. But for some reason the playhouses that are readily available in the market dont quite cut it. At times these ready made play houses look garish and spoil the beautiful look of your garden. Now if you are a person who doesnt wish to spoil your yards look with such garish looking plastic playhouses then you would have to have a fail proof playhouse plan that you can use to build your play house. Even after getting the best and free playhouse plans there are certain things that you would have to keep in mind.
Keep in mind that Im not looking to build one of those giant-sized playhouses - the ones that are so big you could rent them out as an apartment. Making a Playhouse Safe Lets talk safety first. Of course I dont want something that will fall over with the first gust of wind. Not that I let my kids play outside during a storm but whatever I build has to be pretty darn solid for me to feel comfortable letting them play there without me. From the plans Ive seen so far looks like the weight of the materials alone will be heavy enough to keep the playhouse standing upright without me having to mount it to anything.
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.