Outdoor Playhouse / May 19, 2018 / Nicolette Sirois
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.
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.
An outdoor playhouse will be a fun filled place that belongs to them that every boy or girl will delight in. Young kids may have a terrific time simply playing around in the yard however a wooden playhouse is their own special place in which they are able to allow their imaginations to run riot. Kids timber playhouses will get them out of their bedroom or sitting in front of a computer game and out of doors into the fresh air. Theyll enjoy the physical exercise. When the children get older a good sized strong playhouse could work as their own individual exclusive hideaway where he or she can hide away from the rest of the household.