Playhouse Design / May 25, 2018 / Lundy Racine
By deciding on the type of building you desire to construct before you choose your plans you will be able to choose plans that perfectly match your desires. When it comes to the style of the playhouse you will be building you can choose from a variety of styles. You can either choose a Victorian-styled playhouse a playhouse modeled after a home a customized playhouse design or even a themed playhouse. Whatever you choose for your playhouse you should be aware that the type of style you choose may drastically affect the complexity of the building process.
Building the Playhouse Floor After clearing and leveling a spot in the yard most playhouse plans have me dive into building the floor. 2x6 treated lumber arranged in a grid-like pattern (joists) seems to be the favored choice of materials for this part of the construction the same way its used in building floors for real houses. I can build the floor right on top of the spot I cleared in the yard but Ill probably put down a tarp first to keep the boards dry while I work on them. Building a floor thats square at each corner will take some careful measuring and maybe a carpenters square to make sure everything is lined up.
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.