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Lessons Learned in the Playhouse

It’s taken about 18 months to complete my son’s playhouse. Aside from putting down some pea gravel, the structure is ready for him to use and enjoy. I’ve captured pictures and tips along the way for anyone else attempting something … Continue reading

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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 11 in Review

We finally got a break in the rainy weather this weekend. I took the opportunity to finish up the deck phase of the playhouse. I had to re-do the front-most deck board in order to properly install the rim joist … 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 blocking┬áto 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 7 in Review

Hanging joists on my son’s playhouse has been the most enjoyable step in the saga. In hindsight, should have made the width of the playhouse 96″ edge to edge, instead of having the center of the posts be 96″. The … Continue reading

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