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How to build a Wendy House     (metric version)

Note: this is the metric version.   For the standard (ft and inch) version click here

blue and purple wendy house Introduction

The Wendy House
A Wendy house is basically a playhouse with a few feminine touches added. A Wendy house can give children hours of enjoyment. And with a little imagination, customized touches can be added to create a unique and special environment.
This house stands 2 metres high, is 2.3 metres long and 1.2 metres wide with a 700mm wide deck along the front.

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Explanation of timber sizes
The timber sizes referred to in this project are the finished or 'actual' sizes. For example: If you went along to the timber yard and asked for a piece of 75mm x 50mm dressed framing timber, the actual timber size would not be 75mm x 50mm, but rather 65mm x 46mm (or there abouts).

Confused? Well 75mm x 50mm was the approximate size of the timber before it was planed, dressed or gauged and is still referred to in timber yards as 75mm x 50mm, even though the finished size is 65mm x 46mm, give or take a mil. Hence the term used here 'ex 75mm x 50mm'.

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About the timber
All timbers used for the construction of the Wendy house are readily available at most timber merchants or building suppliers.
The floor base is constructed of 145mm x 46mm (ex 150mm x 50mm) treated dressed (gauged, smooth finish) covered with standard 90mm x 32mm pine decking.
All the framing stock is 65mm x 46mm (ex 75mm x 50mm) with the exception of the ridge beam which is 90mm x 46mm (ex 100mm x 50mm) and the posts which are 65mm x 46mm (ex 75mm x 50mm) treated for outside use.