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
Any of the framing wood. and materials information
The A small house for children to play in. walls and roof are covered with a 240mm wide x 7.5mm thick (9 1/4″ wide x 5/16″ thick) 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. Cement fibreboard lap The outer covering of a building meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather. is now very obtainable and its popularity is growing fast. It is easy to work with, very strong, resistant to fires, insects and rot, and looks good.
One company that manufactures cement fibreboards in many countries worldwide including North America, Europe, Australasia and Asia, is James Hardie. Go to their website http://www.jameshardie.com to find a stockist near you. There are also other companies that manufacture a similar product or alternatively, you can use lumber boards (clap 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.) in place of cement fibreboard.
The Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. of the lumber used for this project are given in both Millimeter measurements. and inches. All dimensions are first written in millimeters, followed by feet and/or inches in brackets.
The lumber used in this project is Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. (See Dressed., smooth) lumber. Therefore the The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood. (width and thickness) of the lumber is less 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").. The nominal size is usually the size that you refer to when purchasing the lumber, but the actual size is different.
|Nominal Size||Actual Size||Nominal Size||Actual Size|
|100×50||90×45||2×4||1 1/2x 3 1/2|
|100×100||90×90||4×4||3 1/2x 3 1/2|
|150×25||140×18||1×6||3/4x 5 1/2|
|300×25||280×18||1×12||3/4x 11 1/4|
Safe working practices
Cement fibreboard. Working with cement fibreboard, as with most unnatural products, can pose health risks. It is therefore advisable to obtain all necessary information about possible health hazards from the manufacturer of the product or from the outlet where the product is purchased. Sometimes information can also be obtained from the manufacturer’s website.
Some common safe working practices include…..
• Work in outdoor areas with ample ventilation
• Minimize dust when cutting by using a ‘score and snap’ knife or guillotine-type shears
• Only use circular saw if attached to appropriate vacuum bag
• Wear a properly fitted approved dusk mask
• Refer to material safety data sheets from the product’s manufacturer
Making A mixture of sand, gravel, water and cement which hardens to a stone like condition when dry.. Prolonged contact with fresh concrete will burn your skin. Wear safety goggles, gloves, rubber boots and long sleeves when working with concrete.