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BuildanOutdoorPlayhouse
Ifyouwanttogivethechildreninyourfamily
theirownretreatandimproveyourdoit
yourselfskillsatthesametime,thisplayhouse
istheperfectprojectforyou.Notonlywillyou

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SkillLevel:Advanced
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createaspecialhideaway,youwillalso
practiceframing,sheathingandroofingskills
thatcouldsaveyouabundleonlargedoit
yourselfprojectsdowntheroad.Andwhen
yourchildrenoutgrowtheirplayhouse,itwill
makeagreatstorageshed.

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PlanningYourPlayhouseProject
Theprojectwilltypicallytakeatwopersoncrewatleastsevendaystocomplete.Builditinstagesandhavea
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playhousemeasures7'9"(L)x8'(W)x8.5'(H).Manytownsdonotrequirebuildingpermitsforoutbuildings
smallerthana10'cube.However,youshouldstillcheckwithyourcityorcountybuildingdepartmentforlocal
coderequirements.
Althoughyoucancutyourframingmaterialswithacircularsaw,amitersawwillsavetimeandcreatemore
accuratecuts.Weuseda12"HeavyDutyCompoundMiterSawbecauseitislargeenoughtocutthrough2"
x6"and4"x4"lumber.Forcuttingplywood,weusedacordlesscircularsawandacuttingguidetohelpus
makeperfectlystraightcuts.Makesurethatanylumberthatcomesincontactwiththegroundisratedas
such.Allfastenersusedintheprojectmustbegalvanizedtoresistrust.

Day1:TheFloor
Step1:SitePreparation

Selectasitethatisfairlylevelandhasgood
drainage.Usingatapemeasureandaframing
square,measurean8'x8'square.Checkthat
yoursiteisperfectlysquarebymeasuringthe
diagonals.Iftheyeachmeasure11'6",your
siteisaperfect8'square.
Step2:OuterFrame

Usetwo8'lengthsof2"x6"lumberratedforoutdooruseforthefrontandrearrimjoists.Fromtwomore8'
lengthsof2"x6"lumberratedforoutdooruse,cuttwopiecesof2"x6"x7'6"forthesiderimjoists.
Assembletheouterframebynailingthroughthefrontandrearrimjoistsintothesiderimjoists,usingtwo12d
31/4"commonnailsforeachcorner.
Step3:LevelingtheSite

Levelthegroundunderyourfloorframeusingashovelandarake.Checkyourlevelbyplacinga4'long
carpenter'slevelontopoftherimjoists(youmayhavetopropupacornerofthefloorwithabrickorapatio
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block).Afterthesiteislevel,movetheframeawayandspreadasheetofpolyethylenefilmoverthesiteto
preventvegetationfromgrowing.Movetheframebackintoplace.
Step4:InnerFrameJoists

From8'lengths,cutfivepiecesof2"x6"x7'9"lumberratedforoutdooruseforthefloorjoists.Measurefrom
theouterrearcornersoftheframe,andlocatethecentersoftheinnerfloorjoistsat16",32",48",64"and72".
Usetwo12d31/4"galvanizedcommonnailstosecureeachendoftheinnerfloorjoiststothesiderimjoists.
Measurethegapsbetweentheinnerfloorjoistsandcutlengthsof2"x6"lumberratedforoutdoorusetofit
betweeneachpairofjoists.Nailtheblocksintoplacenearthemiddleofthefloorjoists.Everysecondblock
shouldbeoffsetslightlytofacilitatenailing.
Step5:PlywoodFloor

Setone4'x8'sheetof3/4"CDXplywood(exteriorrated)ontheframe,withoneedgeofthesheetflushwith
therearrimjoist.Usetheplywoodasaguidetosquareupyourframe.Thefrontedgeoftheplywoodsheet
shouldfallexactlyatthecenterofthefloorjoistthatwassecuredat48"oncenter.Fastentheplywoodtothe
joistswith15/8"#6coateddeckscrewsat8"intervalsaroundtheperimeterandat12"intervalsinthecenter
oftheplywood.Markandcutthesecondsheetof3/4"CDXplywoodinhalflengthwise.Putonehalfasidefor
lateruseasthedoor.Settheotherhalfonthefloorjoistsnexttothefullplywoodsheet,leavinga1/16"gap
betweenthetwosheets.Securethehalfsheettothefloorjoistswith15/8"#6coateddeckscrews.

Day2:FramingthePlayhouse
Buildthewallsontheground,standthemupandthennailthemintoplace.
Step1:WallStuds

Cutnineteen5'6"lengthsof2"x4"from12'lengthsforthewallstuds.
Step2:RearWall

Usetwo8'lengthsof2"x4"forthetopandbottomplates.Spacethestuds2'oncenterbetweenthetopand
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bottomplatesandsecurethestudsbynailing
throughtheplateswith8d21/2"galvanized
commonnails.Cutfour2"x4"x211/2"pieces
andnailthem,horizontally,betweenthestuds
abouthalfwayupthewall.
Settherearwallinplacedirectlyovertherear
rimjoistandfloor.Nailtherearwallintoplace
with16d31/2"galvanizedcommonnails,
driventhroughthewall'sbottomplateandthe
floorandintotherimjoist.Temporarilypropup
therearwallwithan8'long2"x4".Restone
endonthegroundandnailtheotheratan
angleintotherightsidestudofthebackwall,ataheightofabout4'.
Step3:SideWalls

Thetwosidewallsareidentical.Ourwindowsrequireda173/4"widex151/4"highopening.Ifyouuse
differentwindows,adjustthedistancebetweenthetwocenterstuds.Indoingso,makesureyouhaveastud
centeredat4'fromthebackoftheplayhousetouseasanailerfortheedgesofthesheathingboards.Since
thesidewallswillbemounted31/2"fromthebackoftheplayhouse,themiddlenailersshouldbecenteredat
441/2"fromthebackofthesidewalls.
Cutfour2"x4"x65"piecesfrom12'lengthsforthetopandbottomplates.Nailtheplatestotheendstuds
withtwo8d21/2"commonnailsateachjoint.Nailonestudoncenterat441/2"fromthebackofeachside
wall.Nailanotherstudattheappropriatedistanceforthewindowframing.
Setonesidewallinplace,buttedupagainsttheendoftherearwallandflushwiththeedgeofthesiderim
joist.Nailthewallintoplacewith16d31/2"nails.Usealeveltomakesurethatthewallisplumbandthen
secureittotheendofthebackwallwith8d21/2"commonnails.Repeatfortheothersidewall.
Step4:FrontWall

Usetwo2"x4"x8'piecesforthetopandbottomplates.Fastenastudtoeachendofthetopplatebynailing
throughtheplateintothestud,usingtwo8d21/2"commonnailsateachjoint.Fastenthebottomplatetothe
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twoendstudswith8d21/2"commonnails.Fastenanotherstud22"fromtherightendofthefrontwallfor
theedgeofthedoorway.Fastenafourthstudsothatitiscentered48"fromeachsideofthewall.Thiswill
serveasthesecondstudforthedoorwayandasanailerfortheleftfrontsheathing.Theothertwostuds
serveasframingforthefrontwindow.Wespacedthem173/4"apartsothattheircenterswere61"and79
1/4"fromtherightsideofthewall(adjustfordifferentwindowsizes).
Setthefrontwallinplace,buttedupagainstthesidewallsandflushwiththeedgeoftheplywoodfloor.Nail
thefrontwalltothefloorwith16d31/2"commonnails.Makesurethefrontandsidewallsareplumbandnail
theirendstudstogetherwith8d21/2"commonnails.
Step5:PorchPosts

Cutthree4"x4"x6'21/2"piecesoflumberratedforoutdooruseforporchposts.Cuta31/2"longby1
1/8"deepnotchatthetopofthefrontfaceofeachpost.Theeasiestwaytodothisistomakeaseriesof1
1/8"deepcutsinthefaceabout1/2"apart,breakoutthecutsandcleanouttheexcesswoodwitha2"wide,
sharpchisel.
Cut51/2"long,11/8"deepnotchesonthebottomfrontfacesoftheposts,atthebottomleftsideofonepost
andatthebottomrightsideofanotherpost.Standtheleftpostinsidetherimjoistsatthefrontleftofthe
playhouse.Thenotcheswillallowthebaseoftheposttobeflushwiththeleftandfrontrimjoists.Havea
helperholdthepostplumb.Securetheposttothefloorframebynailingthroughtherimjoistswithfour12d3
1/4"commonnails.Repeatforrightpost.
Standthecenterpostinsidethefrontrimjoistwithitscenterat50"fromtherightsideoftheframe.Thenotch
allowsthebaseoftheposttobeflushwiththefrontoftherimjoist.Secureittotherimjoistwithtwo12d3
1/4"commonnails.
Step6:TopPlates

Insertone2"x4"x8'intothetopnotchesofthefrontpostsasaledgerboard.Checkthatthepostsareplumb
andsecuretheledgertoeachpostwithtwo21/2"#7deckscrews.
Cuttwo2"x4"x7'9"piecesfrom8'lengthsforthelateraltopplates.Setoneontopofeachsidewall,
overlappingthesplicebetweenthebackandsidewallsandstretchingtothefrontedgeofthepost.Usingten
12d31/4"commonnails,secureeachsideplatebynailingintothepost,thebackwallspliceandthetopof
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thesidewall.
Cutthree2"x4"x7'5"piecesfrom8'lengthsforthefront,middleandrearplates.Settheminplacebetween
thesideplatesandoverthefrontwall,therearwallandtheledger.Usingten12d31/4"commonnails,
securetheplates.
Step7:WindowandDoorFraming

Cutsixlengthsof2"x4"toserveaswindownailers.Ournailersare173/4"wide,tobridgethedistance
betweenthetwostudsthatserveassideframingforthewindows.Usingtwo8d21/2"galvanizedcommon
nailsateachjoint,fastenthelowernailerbetweenthetwostuds,24"fromthefloor.Checkthatthenaileris
levelbeforesecuringit.
Fitawindowintotheopening,restingonthelowernailer.Setthetopnailerinplaceoverthewindow.
Removethewindowandfastenthetopnailerwith8d21/2"galvanizedcommonnails,driventhroughthe
studsintothenailer.Repeatfortheothertwowindows.
Cutone2"x4"x2'fortheheaderabovethefrontdoor.Inserttheheaderbetweenthetwofrontdoorstudsat
aheightof5'fromthefloor.Makesurethatitislevelandthenfastentheheaderinplace,withtwo8d2
1/2"galvanizedcommonnails,driventhroughthestudsintoeachendoftheheader.

Day3:RoofFraming
Step1:TheRidgeBeam

Useone2"x6"x8'boardfortheroofridgebeam.Use11/2"galvanizedjoisthangernailstosecurefiveridge
rafterconnectorstoeachsideoftheridgebeam.Startingfromthefrontendofthebeam,locatethecentersof
theconnectorsat2",24",48",72"and93".
Step2:HurricaneTies

Toensurethattheraftersaresecuredtotheproperlocationsontopofthetwosidewalls,settheridgebeam
ontopofeachsidewallinsuccession,allowingthebeamtooverhang11/2"inthefrontand11/2"inthe
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back.Markthetopofeachsidewallatthecenterofeachridgerafterconnector.Securehurricanetiestothe
topofeachsidewallattheridgeraftermarks,using11/2"galvanizedjoisthangernails.Makesurethe
prongsofthetiesarefacingoutwardandprotrudeovertheedgesoftheplates.
Step3:PorchCeiling

Cutone4'x8'sheetof5/8"T111tongueandgroovesheathinginhalf,lengthwise,fortheporchceiling.Set
halfthesheet,groovesidedown,overthefrontwallandflushwiththefrontedgeoftheposts.Markthe
locationofthefronthurricanetiesonthesheathingandcut13/4"wide,13/4"deepnotchesinthesheathing
ateachhurricanetielocation.Setthesheathingbackinplaceandsecureittothewallplateswith15/8"#6
coateddeckscrewsevery6"aroundtheperimeter.
Step4:FrontRidgeSupportPost

Cutone2"x4"x177/8"pieceforthefrontridgesupportpost.Using11/2"joisthangernails,secureone2"x
6"fencebrackettothetopedgeoftheridgebeamsupportpost,flushwiththefrontofthepost,asshownin
Figure3.Securethesupportposttothecenteroftheporchceiling,flushwiththefrontedge,usinga2"x4"
fencebracketand11/2"joisthangernails.
Step5:RearRidgeBeamSupportPost

Cutone2"x4"x181/2"piecefortherearridgebeamsupportpost.Preparethetopofthepostasoutlinedin
Step4.Centera2"x4"fencebracketovertherearwallplate,flushwiththerearedgeoftheplate.Secure
thebracketandpostasoutlinedinStep4.
Step6:FasteningtheRidgeBeam

Settheridgebeam,rafterconnectorsideup,intothe2"x6"fencebrackets.Thebeamshouldoverhangthe
postsby2"inthefrontand1"intheback.Using11/4"#6deckscrews,securethebeamtothebrackets.
Step7:TheEndRafters

Amitersawisparticularlyusefulforcuttingtherafters.Theyare551/2"longparallelograms,cutfrom2"x4"
lumber.Cuttenraftersat671/2angles,asshowninFigure3.Usingone11/4"#6deckscrew,secureone
raftertoeachofthefrontridgerafterconnectorsandsettheotherendofeachrafterintotheappropriate
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hurricanetie.Useatorpedoleveltobringthefrontridgebeamsupportposttoaplumbposition.Secureeach
frontraftertoitshurricanetiewithone11/4"#6deckscrew.Repeatforrearrafters.
Step8:SecuringtheRafters

Inserttheremainingraftersintotheridgerafterconnectorsandhurricaneties.Using11/2"galvanizedjoist
hangernails,fastenallrafterstothehurricanetiesandrafterconnectors.Itisvitaltouseallofthefastening
holesintheconnectors,asthiswillincreasethestrengthandsnowbearingcapacityoftheroof.

Day4:DeckingandSheathing
Step1:Decking

Cut17piecesof5/4"x6"x21"forthefront
deckboards.Notchonedeckboardtofit
aroundtheleftpostandsecureittothefront
andleftrimjoistsandthefloorjoistwith2"#7
deckscrews.Usetwo16d31/2"common
nailsasspacersbetweendeckboardsand
securealldeckboardsinplace.Youwillneed
tonotchtwoboardstofitaroundthecenter
andrightposts.Youwillalsohavetotrimthe
rightdeckingboardtomakeitflushwiththe
rightrimjoist.
Step2:RearWallSheathing

Positiontwo4'x8'sheetsofT111tongueandgroovesheathingvertically,sothattheyfittogetheratthe
centerstudoftherearwallandreachthetopoftheridge.Usingtwo6d2"finishingnails,hammeredthrough
thesheathingandabout1"intotwostuds,tackeachrearsheathingboardintoposition.Theboardswillbe
bentslightlyatthetopbecausetheridgebeamhangsovertherafters.Markeachsheetofsheathingforthe
ridgebeamnotch.Removethesheathingandcutthenotches.Tackthesheathingbackintoplaceandmark
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thesheetsforthegablecuts.
Cutthesheathingforthereargableandusethetwosheetsastemplatesformarkingthefrontgableangles
ontwoothersheetsofsheathing,makingsurethatthefrontgablesheathingboardsmeetwithatongueon
onesideandagrooveontheother.Markthesheathingforthelocationofwallstudsandthensecurethe
sheathingtotherearwallwith13/4"galvanizedringshanknails,spaced6"apartaroundtheperimeterand
12"apartontherestoftheboard.
Step3:SideWallSheathing

Cuttwo2'x6'piecesofT111sheathingfromone4'x8'sheet.Buttthestraightedgeofoneboardagainst
thefrontedgeoftheplayhouseandpushthesheathingupuntilitis1/16"fromthebottomoftherafters.
Fastenittothefrontwallstudandthetopandbottomwallplateswith13/4"galvanizedringshanknailsat6"
intervals.Donotsecurethesheathingtothestudthatis48"fromtherearwallatthispoint.
Cutthefrontgablesfromthetopsofthetwopreviouslymarkedsheetsofsheathing.Youwillhavetwo4'x6'
sheetsleftthatshouldbeusedasthesidewallsheathing.Attach,using13/4"ringshanknails.
Step4:FrontWallSheathing

Fastenthetwogablesheathingpiecestothefrontgables,using13/4"ringshanknails.CutonesheetofT
111sheathingtoaheightof681/2"andsecureittotheleftsideofthefrontwall,using13/4"ringshanknails.
Cuta681/2"highpieceofsheathingfromthe2'x8'piecethatwasleftfromthefrontshelfcut.Nailittothe
leftfrontsideoftheplayhousewith13/4"ringshanknails.Cuta2'x9"pieceofsheathingandnailittothe
doorheader,topplateanddoorstudswith13/4"ringshanknails.

Day5:RoofDeck
Step1:LayingOuttheDeck

Cutfour4'x4'11"piecesof1/2"plywoodsheathingfromthefour4'x8'sheets.Snapchalklinesdownthe
centersofthemiddleraftersoneachsideoftheroof.Thoselinesshouldbeexactly4'fromeachendofthe
ridgebeam.Standonthefrontshelfandcarefullypositiontheleftfrontpieceofsheathingsothatoneside
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meetsthecenteroftheleftmiddlerafter.Thetopendofthesheetshouldbepositioneddirectlyoverthe
centeroftheridgeboard.Tackthesheetinplace,usingtwo6d2"finishingnails,driventoadepthofabout1"
throughthedeckboardandintotherafters.
Step2:FittingtheDeckSheets

Settheseconddecksheetinplacenexttothefirstsheet,leavinga1/16"gapbetweenthetwosheets.Tack
thesheetinplacewithtwo6d2"finishingnails.Settherightrearroofdecksheetinplaceandmakesurethat
thesheetsmeetattheridge.Iftheydonot,adjustthesheetsuntiltheydo.Donottacktherightreardeck
sheetatthistime.
Step3:NailingtheRoofDeck

Removetherightrearroofdecksheet.Thiswillallowyoutostandonaladderinsidetheplayhousetosecure
theleftdeckboards.Snapchalklinesonthetwoleftroofdeckboardstomarkthepositionsoftherafters.
Using6d17/8"coatedcoolernails,fastentheroofdeckboardstotherafters.Thenailsshouldbepositioned
at6"intervalsaroundtheperimeterandat12"intervalsinthecentersofthesheets.
Securetherightroofdeckingboardsinthesameway.Tosecurethefrontrightboard,youwillneedtositon
thepeakoftheroof.
Step4:DripEdge

Cuttwo8'2"piecesofdripedge.Securethemtotheleftandrightedgesoftheroofdeckwith7/8"roofing
nails.
Step5:RakeBoards

Cuttwopiecesof1"x2"x4'10"boardsat671/2anglesfroma12'lengthfortherakeboards.Theyare
parallelogramsthatmatchtheanglesoftherafters.Usingfive15/8"#6deckscrews,driventhroughthe
roofingdeck,fastentherakeboardsflushwiththefrontedgesoftheroofingdeck.

Day6:Roofing
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Wearsneakerswhenroofingonawarmday.Sincethematerialsaredesignedtobondtogetherby
meltingslightlyinwarmweather,heavy,hardshoescanmartheshingles.Doasmuchworkasyoucan
fromaladderandthensitontherooffortheremainderofthework.

Step1:RoofingFelt

Snapchalklinesacrosseachsideoftheroofdeck,34"and50"upfromthedripedges.Placea36'longrollof
roofingfeltatonecornerofthedeck.Rollitoutalongthefirstchalkline,extendingoverthefrontandrearof
thedeckby2".Cutthefeltwithasharputilityknife.Stapletheroofingfeltdownwith9/16"staples,spaced
about18"apart.Rolloutandstapledownthenextcourseoffelt,alongthesecondchalkline,overlappingthe
firstcoursesbyabout8".Repeatfortheothersideoftheroof.Rolloutandstapledowntheridgecourse,
overlappingthesecondcoursesonbothsidesbyabout10".
Step2:Shingles

Sinceasphaltroofshinglesvaryfrommanufacturertomanufacturer,carefullyreadtheinstructionsprovided
withyourshingles.Ingeneral,threebundlesofasphaltshinglesisenoughmaterialtocovera100squarefoot
area,orslightlymorethanisneededtocoverthisplayhouseroof.
Toensurethatnailsdonotprotrudeintotheplayhouse,securetheshingleswith7/8"longroofingnails.Cut
shinglesonthesmoothside,usingasharputilityknife.Ifyoufollowthemanufacturer'sinstructionscarefully,
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youshouldhaveonlytwoexposedroofingnailsontheridge.Theymustbecoveredwithroofingcement.

Day7:Windows,DoorsandTrim
Step1:WindowOpenings

Frominsidetheplayhouse,drill1/2"holes
throughthesheathinginthefourcornersofthe
rectangularwindowframes.Useaframing
squaretodrawlinesforeachwindowonthe
outersheathing,linkingthefourholesforeach
window.Cutoutthewindowrectangles.We
usedacordlesscircularsawtomakethecut.It
canalsobedonewithasabersaw.
Step2:InsertingWindows

Caulkliberallyalongtheinsideflangeofeachwindowandthensecureitinplaceaccordingtothe
manufacturer'sinstructions.
Step3:DoorOpening

Usingahandsaw,cutawaythebottomplateofthedoorwayframinginthefrontwall.Cutone2'pieceand
two5'piecesof1"x4"PonderosaPinefroma12'lengthforthetopandsidesofthedoorjamb.Using6d2"
finishingnails,jointhetoppiecetoeachofthe5'jambsides.Setthejambinthedooropeningandnailitin
placewith6d2"finishingnails.Althoughitispreferabletomakethedoorjamblevelandplumbforthesakeof
appearance,itisnotreallynecessarybecausethedoorwillmountoverthejamb,ratherthaninsideit.
Step4:Door

Cuta1'111/2"x4'111/2"doorfromtheremaininghalfsheetof3/4"CDXplywood.Securethedoorwith4"
galvanizedteehinges,mountedontherightsideofthejambontheoutsideoftheplayhouse.Thehinges
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shouldbepositioned10"fromthetopandbottomofthedoor.Whenmountingthedoor,setitonapieceof
scrapshingletocreatea1/8"clearancefromthedeckboards.Ifyourplayhouseissquare,yourdoorshouldfit
insidetherightandleftpiecesofT111sheathing.
Step5:Fascia

Cuttwo7'11"piecesof1"x4"PonderosaPineforthefasciaboardstocovertheexposededgesofthe
rafters.Securethemtotherafterswith6d2"finishingnails.
Step6:ExteriorCornerTrim

Cutfour6'piecesof1"x3"PonderosaPineandtwo6'piecesof1"x2"PonderosaPinefrom12'lengths.
Caulkthebackofa1"x2"pieceandsecureitlengthwisetotherearcornerofthesidewall,flushwiththe
edgeofthebackwallandthebottomofthesheathing,using6d2"finishingnails.Caulkthebackofa1"x3"
andsecureittothecornerofthebackwall,flushwiththeouteredgeofthe1"x2"trim.Repeatfortheother
rearcorner.
Cuttwo5'81/2"piecesof1"x2"PonderosaPineforthefrontwallcornertrim.Caulkthebackofa1"x2"
andsecureitlengthwisetotherightcornerofthefrontwall,flushwiththeedgeofthesidewall,using6d2"
finishingnails.Caulkthebackofa1"x3"andsecureittothecornerofthefrontwall,flushwiththeouteredge
ofthe1"x2"andthebaseofthesheathing.Repeatfortheremainingcorner.
Step7:PaintthePlayhouse

Useatopqualityoutdoorlatexprimerandtopcoat.WechoseEnterpriseSevereWeatherbecauseithasa
warranteeof15years.Foraplayhousethatblendswiththeexteriorofyourhouse,choosecolorsthatare
compatiblewithyourhome'scolorscheme.Orhavefunandletyourchildrenselectacolorpalette.
Step8:FinishingTouches

Since18"longshuttersaredifficulttofind,weusedshuttersfromtwointeriorwoodshutterkitsandsecured
themtothesheathingatthesidesofthewindows,with11/4"#6deckscrews.Wefasteneddecorativefan
bracketsatthefrontcornersoftheplayhouse,using6d2"finishingnails.Usingasabersaw,wemadethe
scallopedvalancefroman8'pieceof1"x6"PonderosaPine,finisheditoffwitharouterandthennaileditin
placewith6d2"finishingnails.WealsocutaholeinthedoorforaPlexiglaswindowandtrimmedtherough
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CutList
PartMaterialSizeQuantityNotes
Frontandrearrimjoists
Siderimjoists
Floorjoists

Lumberratedforoutdoor
2"x6"x8'
use
Lumberratedforoutdoor
2"x6"x7'6"
use
Lumberratedforoutdoor 2"x6"x7'9"
use

2
2
5

Blockstofitbetweenfloorjoists
Floor
Wallstuds
Topandbottomoffrontandrear
walls
Lateraltopplates
Topandbottomofsidewalls

Woodenblocks
3/4"CDXplywood
Lumber

2"x6"
1/24'x8'sheet
2"x4"x5'6"

6
1
19

2"x4"x8'

2
4

Nailers

Nailersforrearwall
Frontdoorheader
Front,middleandrearplates

2"x4"x7'9"
2"x4"x5'5"
Samewidthasthe
window
2"x4"x211/2"
2"x4"x2'
2"x4"x7'5"

Porchceiling
Frontridgebeamsupport
Rearridgebeamsupport

Lumberratedforoutdoor
4"x4"x6'21/2"
use
Lumberratedforoutdoor
2"x6"x8'
use
5/8"T111sheathing
2'x4'

2"x4"x177/8"

2"x4"x181/2"

Rafters

Porchposts
Ridgebeam

Porchdecking

Roofdecking
Rakeboards
Topofdoorjamb

2"x4"x551/2"

Lumberratedforoutdoor
5/4"x6"x21"
use
5/8"T111sheathing
4'x8'sheets

4'x4'11"
Ponderosapine
1"x2"x4'10"
Ponderosapine
1"x4"x2'

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6
1
3
3
1
1
1
1
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10
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7
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Valance
Fascia

Door

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Ponderosapine
Ponderosapine
Ponderosapine
Ponderosapine
Ponderosapine
Ponderosapine
3/4"CDXplywood

1"x4"x5'
1"x6"x8'
1"x4"x7'11"
1"x3"x6'
1"x2"x6'
1"x2"x5'81/2"
1'111/2"x4'111/2"

2
2
2
4
2
2
1

FinishedDimensions
Height:inches
Depth:inches
Width:inches

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