Table of Contents
- 1Build a playhouse by Les Kenny
- 2Identifying the members
- 3Lumber and materials information
- 4Shopping and Cutting lists
- 5Plans - Footprint and front elevation
- 6Plans - Rear and Side Elevation
- 7Plans - Roof, cuts and angles
- 8Making a wood floor
- 9Making a concrete floor
- 10Making the playhouse wall frames
- 11Making the playhouse roof frame
- 12Putting on the playhouse roof cover
- 13Putting on the playhouse wall cover
- 14Making the door
- 15Making the playhouse door frame
- 16Installing the playhouse door
- 17How to make a playhouse window
- 18Making the window sash
- 19Installing the playhouse window
- 20Playhouse Gable and Soffit
- 21Inside finishing
Build a A small house for children to play in. by Les Kenny
Built like a real house.
This is a very sturdy playhouse, constructed along the lines of a real house.
And although this little playhouse is only 1800mm x 1800mm (6ft x 6ft), You could use the same basic principles to build a larger structure.
This in-depth article to some extent is a peep into how to build a real house – albeit in this case, a miniature.
This article will show how to build wall-frames, make a A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening., make a window, make the roof, do the The outer covering of a building meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather., in fact many aspects of building a house – even how to make a A mixture of sand, gravel, water and cement which hardens to a stone like condition when dry. floor Of concrete; used for garages, and basement floors..
And… there are a few different options on how to do things.
The Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. are:
- Floor – 1800mm x 1800mm (6ft x 6ft);
- Height inside – 1850mm (74″);
- Height overall – 2100mm (7ft);
All the framing Any of the framing wood., walls and roof are made using 100×50 (2×4) stock. 100×50 (2×4) is a very common size lumber and is readily available at most lumber yards. In some cases it can be less expensive than a smaller stock size, however you can use a smaller size framing lumber such as 75×50 (2×3), as long as you make the necessary adjustments to achieve the same overall dimensions.
The exterior covering (both walls and roof) is covered with a A powdery type substance made from a mixture of earths materials such as limestone and shale, which is sintered (cause to become solid mass by heating without melting), ground, and mixed with small amounts of calcium sulphate and calcium carbonate. Cement is activated by water and when mixed with gravel and sand, forms concrete. fibreboard, a Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. lap siding (clapboard, weather A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide.) that is increasingly out-performing its lumber counterpart. The roof and walls are of the same material purely as a convenience.
Cement fibreboard siding is now very obtainable and its popularity is growing fast. It is user-friendly, very strong, resistant to fires, insects and rot, and looks good. More about where to obtain it can be found in the ‘Lumber and materials information’ page.