A great hangout and a space for play and imagination, a log cabin playhouse can make a great addition to a yard or garden. While can be fun, you can also take the initiative and make one on your own for your children. Due to their structural simplicity, anyone with basic DIY skills and the right tools and materials can build one of these play spaces and add value and whim to a home. You can find all the tools and supplies you need for a log cabin playhouse at home improvement stores or on eBay.
You need to find the right for this job before starting out. Building this type of log cabin involves pinning logs together with rebar pins, so you need a power drill, a sledgehammer, and long . You also need a chainsaw for cutting out windows and doors. In terms of logs, look for options with low-profile crowns and select lengths that work with the dimensions you want to use. A good size for a log cabin playhouse is 4 feet by 4 feet or 4 feet by 6 feet.
Each cedar playhouse has three 14 by 20 inch windows located in the front and sidewalls with decorative cedar shutters, as well as a 20 by 22-inch hinged cedar door with a handle and latch on the front wall. The four walls are built with 3-inch log shaped siding nailed to a 1 by 2-inch pine studding. With thick, three-inch siding and a peaked roof, we build durable log playhouses. For extended convenience, each playhouse is easy to assemble with our pre-fabricated sectional walls, 3/4 inch cedar boards nailed to a 1 by 2-inch frame floor, and two roof panels. To top it off, the peak roof is covered with 3/4 by 4 inch beveled cedar boards and capped off with a center ridge cap. You will never have to worry about sizing and construction; everything is done for you! With a few nails to secure each panel, you can easily build the playhouse to create an exciting play environment in no time. Don’t worry, the unit only weighs 275 Lbs. and is 5ft. by 6 ft. by 6 1/2 feet high, and two people can easily handle this playhouse.
Ideally, a log cabin playhouse should rest on a concrete foundation. If you have a concrete space in a backyard, you may be in luck, but you can also lay your own basic foundation in a grassy area for the structure. Start out by marking out an area with your selected dimensions using stakes and string. Dig down to a depth of 18 inches. Insert a layer of gravel at the base of the pit and even it out with a rake or shovel. For the amount of concrete needed to fill this space, you typically need a cement mixer to deal with the volume. Mix up a quick-dry to the manufacturer's specifications and pour it on top of the gravel. Smooth out the top with a trowel and leave it to dry for several days.