Playhouse Design / May 7, 2018 / Apolline Lajoie
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 good news about making a gabled roof is that you can buy some pretty inexpensive hardware that will essentially line up the roof rafters where you need them to go. Galvanized joist hangers will solve a lot of my problems here when it comes to hanging the rafters. There are plenty of instructions around for learning how to build a roof - for any kind of house not just playhouses. So with the pre-made joist hangers and a few instructions I think Ill be able to figure out this part of the project without too much trouble.
If you desire to build some of the more complex constructions that are available on the playhouse market today you should realize that you can always hire a carpenter in order to complete the task of building your playhouse. When you hire a professional to help you construct professionally designed plans for your playhouse you can be sure that the results will be more than satisfying in the end. In fact hiring a carpenter to complete the building process of your playhouse is likely one of the easiest ways to complete the job of building this type of construction overall.