Playhouse Design / May 16, 2018 / Gallia Cote.
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.
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 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.
Kids at times seem to have majestic ideas about their playhouses have a fun brain storming session with your kids and look at how best you could execute their majestic ideas in a cost effective fashion. All said and done you would always need to remember that a playhouse that is well planned and built by you would have to last longer. When it comes to choice of materials you would have to be willing to invest a bit in top quality stuff so that your playhouse lasts longer. Come rain or shine the playhouse that you have built should last. Before learning how to build a playhouse it would be best if you could ask for some advice from professionals who have enough experience in this particular area. Now ensure that you follow these tips and build a playhouse easily. Research well about various playhouse plans that are available. And check with your friends and over the internet on how best you can build your own playhouse.