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
The interior walls can be covered with the A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue. Any broad, thin surface. at any time once the roof is finished, A building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress. (cover A building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress.) envelops the structure and the A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening. and windows are installed.
Cover the interior walls with 7mm (11/32″) or thicker plywood. A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. to the studs. Cut out for the door and windows where necessary and also cut the plywood sheets so that any join will be over a A 100×50 (2×4) vertical framing member used to construct walls..
A standard 1200mm (48″) wide plywood sheet will reach from the middle of the The bottom horizontal framing member of the wall. to the middle of the The top horizontal framing member of the wall..
Finish with The finish materials in a building, such as narrow boards applied around openings (window trim, door trim) and vertical corner battens. around the windows and door, around the top of the walls and around the bottom of the walls (baseboard, skirting).
Use 20mm x 20mm (3/4″x 3/4″) Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees around the windows and 50×25 (1×2) wood for the rest.
A bit of paint, a few curtains, a piece of furniture and the kids have their own private retreat.
Final note. Wind:
A A small house for children to play in. is usually tucked away in a sheltered part of the garden without any real concern about the wind, and because the playhouse is a heavy and solid structure without much height, it is highly unlikely that it is going to blow away under normal conditions.
If the playhouse is situated in a windy area and there are concerns, then additional securing measures should be taken. The playhouse will need to be fastened against uplift, from the footings to the roof.
1.) A mixture of sand, gravel, water and cement which hardens to a stone like condition when dry. a A column-like member supporting the structure from the ground. or see PILE into the ground under each corner and fasten to the bottom The top or bottom horizontal framing member of the wall. with a Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift. or similar type of fastener. (This doesn’t apply to concrete floors).
2.) At each corner fasten the bottom plate to the stud with a metal strap or similar type of fastener.
3.) At each corner fasten the stud to the top plate with a metal strap or similar type of fastener.
4.) At each corner fasten the top plate to the Structural member of a roof that supports the roof load and runs from the ridge to the top of the side walls. with a metal strap or similar type of fastener.