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
Plans – Footprint and front elevation
This is the flat plan or footprint, which is from a bird’s-eye-view, or looking down view.
This plan shows the dimensions, placement of the studs as well as position of any doors or windows.
The roof frame is depicted by the shaded lines.
Front elevation plan
This is the front elevation plan.
This plan gives a perspective of the frame viewed from the front. This plan also gives the width and height of the playhouse front wall frame, the shape of the roof and an idea of construction from the ground to the apex.
The skids (which are what the structure sits on) are of 100×100 (4×4) stock and the joists are of 100×50 (2×4) stock. Both skids and floor joists need to be of lumber suitable for outside use. The floor, 18mm (3/4″) plywood is fixed to the floor joists and then the rest of the frame is built on that. The playhouse frame (wall and roof) is all of 100×50 (2×4) stock.