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
How to make a A small house for children to play in. window
Making the window frame
The window frame in this project is made out of 150×50 (2×6) Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged./surfaced Any of the framing wood. which is a common stock size. However, the The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood. of the lumber when dressed finishes at approximately 140×45 (1 1/2″x 5 1/2″) and this may vary slightly from place to place so make necessary allowances.
Identifying the window parts
A window frame is the outermost sides of a window. It consists of head, Framing member that forms the bottom edge of the window opening. and two side jambs forming a Rough grade timber. or Four-sided figure with four right angles. to which the The moving segment of the window, consisting of two side stiles (vertical members), a top rail (horizontal member) and a bottom rail (horizontal member) and muntins. (moving segment of the window) is attached.
The window parts are….
[a] Jambs: The side upright members of the window frame.
[b] Head: The top Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure. of the window frame.
[c] Sill: The bottom horizontal member of the window frame.
[d] A vertical side member of a sash.: The Plumb, upright. member, or side of a sash. A sash is the moving segment of the window.
[e] 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.: The top horizontal member of a sash.
[f] Bottom rail: The bottom horizontal member of a sash.
[g] The finish materials in a building, such as narrow boards applied around openings (window trim, door trim) and vertical corner battens.: Finishing piece of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees around the outside of the window frame.
[h] See Muntin. or grille: Strip of wood glued to Glass or clear sheet acrylic cut in rectangular shapes for the windows.. In this case it is decorative only.
Some important measurements
Actual lumber sizes vary from place to place so use all Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. as a guide only.
The important measurements are….
1.) The overall height and width of the window frame should be 10mm (3/8″) less than the overall height and width of the Trim size; The framed-in opening, slightly larger than the actual window/door, that replaces wall studs to support the structure and accommodate a window/door. in the wall to allow for some play.
2.) Allow enough gap between the sash and frame to ensure ease of opening. In this case we’ve used at least 5mm (3/16″) clearance all the way around the sash.
How wide should the window frame be?
Usually the width of a window frame should be the same as the thickness of the wall, including the interior lining and the exterior The outer covering of a building meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather.. This is so the frame will be Being even with. with both the inside and outside of the wall allowing for trims and moldings to fit neatly around both the inside and outside of the window. However in this case the frame is wider than the wall which means it will project into the building an inch or so, reflecting our personal preference regarding the finished look.
Making the playhouse window frame
Cut a An L-shaped cutout with one side, that is always at an end or side of a member, unlike a notch that is a U-shaped cutout. in a piece of lumber 150×50 x 1800 long (2×6 x 72″ long). This is best done using a bench saw to make two cuts along the length of the lumber: one cut 50mm (2″) deep along the edge and one cut 20mm (3/4″) deep along the The widest side of a piece of wood.. See the drawing.
Cut the 4 frame members to length: 2 pieces at 490mm (19 5/8″) and 2 pieces at 390mm (15 5/8″). Angle each cut at 45°.
Glue and A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the frame members together, forming a rectangle