Monday, October 31, 2011

The East Wall

I finally put up the OSB plywood on the east wall of the playhouse, and it really helps make the structure more stable and rigid.  I feel much more confident about my design and construction work now!  Of course I still have a lot more plywood panels to put up, but I won't be able to do it until after the next forecasted rain fall this coming Thursday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dormer Modification

So I think the dormer roof looks better than the flat top roof.  I extended the dormer roof gable out to the east wall to make it simpler to build.  Before I modeled the change in my CAD, I thought it might look weird, but it looks acceptable.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Simpler Dormer Roof

Here's an idea I am considering for a simpler dormer roof to make it easier for me to build.

Simple ...

More difficult ...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Playhouse Dormer Roof

I've been delinquent designing the framing for the dormer roof I want to put over the loft level, so here is my first stab at it.  I will need to refine this further, because some 2x4's are not lining up very well.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Playhouse Loft Level

Today I finally put in the loft level for the playhouse.  I had to work into the night to do it.  I got the plywood panel on top of the joists, but I still need to screw it down.  Next I need to put more thought into how to anchor the whole structure to withstand an earth quake or maybe even just Renee and her friends who will likely jump around a lot inside the playhouse.  When  I stand up on the loft level myself, it kind of sways a little, if I shake the walls.  The structure should stiffen up when I put plywood onto the framing.  But I think the structure will naturally be top heavy if there are people on the loft and no one on the bottom floor.

Here's the loft!

Playhouse night lights.