Sunday, October 21, 2012

Playhouse Roof

The roof framing is done, and you can start to really see the playhouse shape up!  I can't wait to get the exterior siding and trim on, then you will really be able to see the character of this playhouse emerge.  I love the size and proportions of this tiny house.  The floor plan is 6'-0" wide x 8'-0" deep giving your kids plenty of room to play (when they're grown you can reclaim it as your own).  The interior will have a vaulted ceiling that follows the roof line.  This will make it tall enough for adults to stand up in...if they're invited in for a tea party.  The shape of this playhouse is very traditional, but by the time we're done, it will have a style of it's own!

The roof decking is up and the felt is on.  I have to say, I have really enjoyed the beautiful weather.  While working inside a shop would be ideal, it has been nice to have an excuse to be outside.

The shingles are well, almost on.  I prefer not showing my projects until they are complete, but I thought it would be fun to show the progress of this playhouse.  Hopefully this will be helpful and encouraging to anyone building their own playhouse.  As soon as the shingles are done, we'll put up the exterior siding and install the windows.  After that, we'll be making furniture and finishing out the interior.  Lots and lots to do!


  1. LOVE it! Can't wait to see it when its done! I'll fill you in more on my upcoming book, and working you into it, when I get a little more info, and underway. 'Hope you're well.

  2. That's a pretty playhouse! True, it's so nice to see something beautiful unfold right before your eyes. What makes this even more remarkable is that you did it by yourself! The kids will definitely love this playhouse.

  3. That's a great project! My sister and I had one like that when we were kids. It had a lower ceiling, but it fit perfectly so many years ago and we had a lot of good childhood memories in it along with some childhood friends! I'd love to build something like this for my kids!

  4. Kids will always love playhouses! Did you install a metal roof on their playhouse? By the way, how’s the progress? I want to see the complete and final structure. I can’t wait to see it! I’ll surely have a playhouse built for my twins next year!

    -Linda Wise