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Free Playhouse Plans – Building Made Simple

Providing a playhouse for your children is good idea because the benefits are many, for starters you get them out of the house and your hair, they learn to become independent, they also learn to take care of property and maintain it because it is in their best interests to do so.  Calling in a professional carpenter to draw up plans and construct the playhouse can come expensive. The alternative is to find free playhouse plans that you can use to build the playhouse.

There are many sites on the internet which offer excellent free playhouse plans.  All you need to do is download them and print them off and you’re ready to go. There are simply loads of free playhouse plans available that you can choose from.  The sites include drawings, equipment needs, materials required and the actual putting together instructions, tips and advice.  What more can you really ask for?

Playhouse plans give design and details for the house to be erected on a flat level site.  If this is not possible with the land you have available, embed the posts as deep as possible and for a sloping site making sure they are all the same height at the top.  It is recommended however, that you keep the playhouse as close to the ground as possible for safety.  The timber you use to embed in the ground should be water resistant and highly durable; you don’t want rot of any kind to set in and weaken the structure, where it will collapse one day and pray God your kids are not inside.  Your timber merchant would be the best person to guide you when buying the wood and make sure that all the nuts and bolts are made of galvanized steel or metal.

Even though you get the playhouse plans free, if you have absolutely no idea about construction and cannot tell a screw from a nut, don’t touch it.  Call in the professionals, sure it will cost you but you can have something simple made according to the plans you download.  If on the other hand you are quite confident of building the playhouse then go for it but make sure that the free playhouse plans you download are as detailed as possible to help you out.  The plans should include the materials list and as I mentioned a step-by-step guide that you are confident of reading, understanding and following.  It would be good if the plans included color designs of the different stages of construction.

Always involve your kids, its going to be their playhouse and their input will be valuable.  It will make them feel important and responsible as well. Make sure all your measurements are perfect, if you are not sure measure again and again if necessary until you are absolutely sure.  The sensible way to go about building the playhouse would be to start out by getting all the materials you require in accordance with the free playhouse plans specifications.  Thereafter it is a simple matter of studying the plans and following the step-by-step instructions.

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