Frontier Store - Playhouse

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Step 4: Next we will work on the front and back panels.  On these panels you will need to move the horizontal support boards as shown on the drawing below. The next step will be to measure cut and install additional framing to support windows and doors per drawing on the right. 

The drawing shows 1x2 framing around windows. If you choose to do this you will need to rip it from 2x4 pressure treated lumber.  You can also substitute 2x2 pressure treated for the window and door framing.

Step 5:  Assemble walls together fastening horizontal (now vertical) fence support boards together with 3" galv. screws at each corner.  Place 4 evenly spaced screws in each corner.

 

Step 6:  Frame porch roof.  Start by fastening 2x3 board to front wall directly above front door  trim to attach front porch roof frame.  Use 2x3 for front porch frame and support posts.  Porch posts will be 4' 6" long as shown.  Install  roof frame to playhouse. Cut and nail plywood roof sheathing to top.  Install double layer of 30 pound roof felt or shingles.
Step 7: Install 2x4 roof supports across the width of the playhouse from wall to wall. Install at 16" spacing, and fasten to top of side walls by nailing (16d nails) or installing screws through side wall "logs"  into end of 2x4 's. Roof supports (2x4) should be installed with long measurement (3 1/2") vertical. 

Step 8:  Install sign above porch roof if desired.

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