This playhouse deck uses standard 2x6 boards and minimizes scraps. Four feet off the ground, there is just enough clearance underneath to store toys under! Also check out the other options for building this deck in a more economical fashion - depending on the price of lumber in your area.
2 – 4×4 Posts 8′ Long (3 if you are using the swingset option)
29 – 2×6 Boards, 8′ Long (8 of these can be stud length 92 5/8″ if stud length is cheaper)
Outdoor Paint or Stain
4 – 4×4 Posts @ 47″ (OR 2 @ 47″ and 2 @ 96″ for the swingset option)
8 – 2×6 @ 92 1/2″ (Shorter Sides)
4 – 2×6 @ 96″ (Longer Sides)
8 – 2×6 @ 12″ (Diagonal Supports, both ends mitered down 45 degrees)
16 – 2×6 @ 96″ (Deck Boards)
Build at your own risk. Work on a clean level surface. Choose a location that is level and dry to avoid water damage. Check for level after each step. Check for square after each step. Predrill all screw holes. Use necessary safety equipment and precautions.
Happy Mother's Day!
Hope there were lots of hugs and breakfasts in bed, and maybe even a few miter saws and nailers, for the toughest job on earth. Because even Bering Sea fishermen get big fat paychecks and their seasons end. Moms, well, we get mother's day.
When asked what I wanted for Mother's Day, I could think of nothing better than a good day of yard work and home improvement. So we cleared brush, built cabinets, cleaned the yard, and finished the front of our house. I've got three diffent colors of paint on my hands, but it was well worth it.
This is what our house looked like as of Thursday. I got snowed on last year as we were painting the front and finishing the siding.
And here's what our house looks like right now. My Father-in-Law, Tim, stopped by and made some pretty perfect cuts on the siding boards, my husband nailed, and I for once in my life, watched. And took pictures. I didn't miss climbing scaffolding that day.
But then someone has to paint. So I got my turn on the scaffolding.