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
Making the A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening.
How to make a door suitable for a shed or a A small house for children to play in..
This particular door is made specifically for a playhouse although a bigger version would also be suitable for a shed or similar type of structure.
The Any of the framing wood.
For the door you will need 2200mm (88″) of 50×50 (2×2) Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged./surfaced lumber and 1500mm (60″) of 150×50 (2×6) dressed/surfaced lumber.
Note: The The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood. of the lumber when dressed finishes smaller than the The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2"). stated above so make any necessary allowances.
For more information on lumber sizes click here. Also ensure the lumber that you use is suitable for exterior use.
You will also need a piece of 3mm (1/8″) thick acrylic Any broad, thin surface. (plastic glass) for the Glass or clear sheet acrylic cut in rectangular shapes for the windows., a A sheet that forms a distinct flat and rectangular section or component. A transparent panel used to fill a framed section of a window. of 12mm (1/2″) A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue., some strips of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees for the decorative grille, some glue and 4 pieces of 25mm Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift..
The door parts, the Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. and cutting detail
A): Top The top and bottom frame member of a door or window (not the jamb). Cross member of panel doors or of a sash. Also the upper and lower member of a balustrade or staircase extending from one vertical support, such as a post, to another. The horizontal member of a fence.. 150×50 (2×6) cut approximately 490mm (20 1/4″) long to fit between the stiles.
B): A middle horizontal support piece of wood.. 150×50 (2×6) cut approximately 490mm (20 1/4″) long to fit between the stiles.
C): Bottom rail. 150×50 (2×6) cut approximately 490mm (20 1/4″) long to fit between the stiles.
D): Plumb, upright. stiles. Two pieces of 50×50 stock 1160mm long (2×2 stock 46 5/8″ long)
E): Acrylic sheet (plastic glass) 3mm (1/8″) thick. Cut to suit
F): Plywood panel 12mm (1/2″) thick. Cut to suit
G): See Muntin. (grille). In this case it is a strip of wood glued to the pane and is decorative only.
Step 1. Cut and groove the door members
Cut grooves in the members that house the acrylic sheet and the plywood panel. The grooves can be made with a router or by making multiple cuts with a circular saw or bench saw.
A): Top rail. Cut a 12mm deep x12mm wide (1/2″ deep x 1/2″ wide) groove along the bottom edge.
B): Middle rail. Cut a 12mm deep x12mm wide (1/2″ deep x 1/2″ wide) groove along the top edge and a 12mm deep x3mm wide (1/2″ deep x 1/8″ wide) groove along the bottom edge.
C): Bottom rail. Cut a 12mm deep x3mm wide (1/2″ deep x 1/8″ wide) groove along the top edge.
D): Vertical stiles. Cut a 12mm deep x12mm wide (1/2″ deep x 1/2″ wide) groove along the portion that houses the plywood and cut a 12mm deep x3mm wide (1/2″ deep x 1/8″ wide) groove along the portion that houses the acrylic sheet.
Step 2. Assemble the door
2a. Place the door members A, B, C, and D, together without nailing to measure the required sizes of the acrylic sheet and the plywood panel. Make them both 20mm (3/4″) bigger than the opening so as to fit into the grooves.
2b. Unassemble the door members and then re-assemble with the acrylic sheet and the plywood panel in place.
To secure with nails or screws. by nailing as shown in the illustration and also A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. metal straps to the top and the bottom of the door for added strength.
Step 3. Add the decorative grille
Cut and glue strips of 10mm x 10mm (3/8″x 3/8″) wood to the acrylic sheet (plastic glass) making a grid.
This is solely decorative and the size of the wood can vary depending on personal preference.
Use an exterior type glue that will adhere to both wood and plastic.