Playhouse Design / May 15, 2018 / Arlette Deziel
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.
Although you can find some already put together. It is essential that you feel comfortable assembling your playhouse. If youre not you always have the option of hiring someone who has a lot of experience in woodworking and building. This playhouse is not easily moved so make sure you choose a model which you will continue to enjoy over the years. The Infinite Possibilities of a Wooden Playhouse Imagining is such an important aspect of childrens childhoods. With their playhouse their imagination will expand as they role play and interact with the environment surrounding their playhouse. They will be able to spend even more time outdoors in the fresh air than inside watching TV. You children will enjoy taking on several personalities. They can be teachers will pupils or lumberjacks pretending to cut down trees. They can be firemen going to put out fires or moms caring for their babies.
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.