Outdoor Playhouse / May 9, 2018 / Gallia Cote
Building a playhouse from playhouse plans purchased over the internet for your kids is much like building a shed for yourself except it is much fancier and safer because you know your children will be playing in it. If done with the right frame of mind it could be a family project. You could get as much excitement and fun out of creating the playhouse as your kids will have playing in it. To get you started in the right direction here are the basics to help you build a playhouse for your kids. * The first step is to choose a playhouse plan for your project and the best advice here is to include your kids.
Looking at some of the larger wood swing set kits this is more along the lines of what I had in mind but these are just too expensive to buy. That leaves me to build a something myself. So now Im looking at playhouse plans on the Web. I cant say Im very happy with what Ive found. Of course Ive checked out all the free playhouse plans first hoping to at least get an idea of whats involved with this kind of project. Its looking a little scary so far. Most plans seem to be written by carpenters who toss around construction terminology as if I were right there beside them on a job site. So Im off to do a little research in how playhouses are built so I can figure it out for myself.
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.