For those of you who have been following along, I’m building a playhouse for my little girl. It is 8ft by 12ft with 8ft standard walls. (I had no concept, when I started this thing, that an 8 by 12 building was so BIG!) I spent the better part of the afternoon framing the roof rafters. (Technically, framing a roof is NOT a “one-man” job, but you do what you have to do.) Without further delay, I present PICTURES!
(Before you take a look at the pictures, please realize that I am NOT a professional carpenter, I’ve NEVER built anything this big before, and I am LITERALLY learning as I go from step to step. In other words, if you are planning on building a playhouse for your child (or any other building) PLEASE do not use these pictures as a guide. Seriously, the fact that this thing is still standing is a minor miracle. Tools used so far: framing hammer, tape measure, skill saw, saw horses, level, speed square… and that’s about it.)
As you can see, I have simply framed out the doorway and I am waiting until I have the roof “finished” before I cutout and install the windows. (I am not using the pool ladder that you see! 🙂 My little boy was “helping” me and that’s “his” ladder.) There will be a 2 final sets of “fake” rafters, which will be added to the ends of the building.