|Project by darryl||posted 01-08-2011 04:00 PM||1884 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
My daughters and my wife wanted me to build a playhouse this past summer. My wife wanted something big enough so as our girls grew they could continue to use it. So we ended up with this 8’x12’ playhouse!
I’ve never built anything like this. I have a brother-in-law who is a general contractor, so i’ve seen houses built and kind of had an idea of what to do. When it came time to frame the roof, I did take a few days to do some research on the internet to find out how it should be done. My friend Jeremy installed some outlets and a lighted ceiling fan for me.
There are still a few things that need to be finished up. I have to complete the soffits and I want to put some siding on as well… but both of those will be tackled this coming summer.
This playhouse didn’t get done without a couple of mis-haps though. I had a nail pop out the back side of a 2×4 I was putting in place and pierce the ring finger on my left hand. My wife insisted on a trip to the ER to try and get my finger to stop bleeding. A week later, as I was loading a 3/4” 4×8 sheet of OSB into the car, I bent back the fingers on my left hand and snapped the bone in that same finger!
But through it all, it has all come together and I’m quite pleased with the results. Most importantly, my girls love it! The day the storm windows and door were installed the three of them had a little sleep over out there.
oh, and the guy in the Red Sox shirt in picture six is me. The other guy is my long time friend Jeremy.