Category Archives: Home Improvement

In the Home Stretch

The playhouse has turned out to be a bigger project than I had planned, certainly in terms of the calendar time it’s taken to get to this point. The frame is finished, except for the placement of roof rafters. I’ve … Continue reading

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2017 Week 8 in Review

I started laying decking on my son’s playhouse this weekend. Before that though, I installed blockingĀ to help strengthen the frame and reduce joist wobble. I used scrap 5/4 for the blocking, which was adequate for stiffening up the frame. Using … Continue reading

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2017 Week 6 in Review

Made further progress on the playhouse this weekend. The front beam went up, and I started the joists with the outer (rim) joists that will form the outline of the structure. I had to put some temporary angle/knee braces in … Continue reading

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2017 Week 5 in Review

Despite the cold, drizzly weather, I managed to make some nice progress on the playhouse this weekend. I finished notching the posts, and installed both of the beams with Ā½” carriage bolts. The family is on the mend. Christina got … Continue reading

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2017 Week 4 in Review

Didn’t get much done on the playhouse during the week. I’ve settled into a cadence of “plan and design during the week, build on the weekend.” To that end, I made good progress on the playhouse this weekend. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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