Indoor Playhouse / May 26, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
How many times in a summer do you hear your kids say "Im bored?". To solve the boredom problem get a wooden playhouse so that your kids can have a more exciting and fun-filled summer. The best thing about a kids playhouse is that you can make it a family activity by involving your spouse and kids in choosing the playhouse location size style decor and even the color. Lets start with choosing the location of the playhouse. Your property lot size and space availability will generally determine where the playhouse will go on your property.
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.
The ninth step to build a playhouse is to install ceiling joists and rafters as per playhouse plans. Another option is pre-manufactured wood roof trusses. If you are using rafters instead of pre-manufactured wood trusses you will need to add a girder post to each rafter in the center to give it support. The tenth step to build a playhouse is to sheath the roof with plywood and decide upon a roof covering. Most plans will call for asphalt shingles or wood shingles but its up to you. Dont forget to apply felt before laying the shingles on the roof.