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TexasBob 03-17-2019 03:58 PM

Kids Playhouse
 
Been thinking about starting on this for a while. Figure spring is right around the corner, we are hosting Easter, and the nice weather the last couple weekends motivates me.

Last weekend I got the foundation done. 4 corners are set on 2í deep concrete piers with metal anchors in them. Lag bolted from the outside so it can be moved if the time comes.

Light load of supplies at lowes
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Started Friday morning decking it with treated plywood

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TexasBob 03-17-2019 04:13 PM

Didnít get to work all day Friday but between that and Saturday I got it framed and started the siding. Only worked a few hours today. Iím tired and Sunday is family day.

10x10 square so everything is a sheet and a half. 11í and some change tall so again, sheet and a half. Will be a partial loft leading to a deck eventually

It begins
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Swingset has been there, but was built to match
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When you need refreshment and itís too early for miller lite
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Silvey 03-17-2019 04:19 PM

That's really nice man. Good job.

Crazy Horse 03-17-2019 04:30 PM

wow!
in!

A Click 03-18-2019 12:49 PM

Those are some lucky kids! I'll be following to the end.

ca1219 03-18-2019 01:22 PM

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I did this one for my daughters 2nd birthday. Still holding up and she will be 5 in May.

Dusty Britches 03-18-2019 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasBob (Post 14051918)

Did you put a Z flashing under the top section of siding? It keeps water from leaking inside at the joints.

I'm digging that swing set. Did you build that, too? Can you post the info on it?

TexasBob 03-18-2019 03:33 PM

No z flashing but I will on the front and back. Thanks for the tip.

Iíll have to get some measurements on the swingset I just made it up as I went. Main thing is the top beam is a 4x6. Anybody can swing on it


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duckmanep 03-18-2019 03:41 PM

nice. I did one of the kits that come in 1,487,305 pieces. Wish I would have went the DIY route and built something that could have been used as a deer stand when the kid gets too old to use it.

Dale Moser 03-18-2019 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasBob (Post 14053691)
No z flashing but I will on the front and back. Thanks for the tip.

Iíll have to get some measurements on the swingset I just made it up as I went. Main thing is the top beam is a 4x6. Anybody can swing on it


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That looks awesome! I thought about doing something similar.



I would go back and Z flash the siding, it can sure save problems later.

Rick 03-18-2019 07:19 PM

I built one in the backyard for the grandkids, made it kid size. Now that they are not using it, I wish I had made walls and doors standard height so we could better use it for storage

TexasBob 03-19-2019 10:22 AM

Thanks everyone. Plan was to cover the side seam with trim and caulk it. Only done siding once and that was the method. Front trim will be centered so needs flashing for sure. Kiddo is playing in it now so I guess it will be a hit when itís done.






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Dusty Britches 03-19-2019 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Dale Moser (Post 14054046)
That looks awesome! I thought about doing something similar.



I would go back and Z flash the siding, it can sure save problems later.

Definitely worth going back to put it on. You would only need to pry the bottom out about a 1/2" and slide it in. Did you use ring shank nails, regular galvanized nails or screws?

TexasBob 03-19-2019 02:13 PM

Siding is stapled, so that should be doable. Iíll get some swingset measurements this weekend. I donít really follow plans, just google and make it up.

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Dusty Britches 03-20-2019 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasBob (Post 14055526)
Siding is stapled, so that should be doable. Iíll get some swingset measurements this weekend. I donít really follow plans, just google and make it up.

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I love it! That's the way I design, too!

Dale Moser 03-20-2019 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TexasBob (Post 14055526)
Siding is stapled, so that should be doable. Iíll get some swingset measurements this weekend. I donít really follow plans, just google and make it up.

My engineered drawing for the front layout
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You even drew it in blue!

BrandonA 03-20-2019 03:40 PM

Someday when the kids get older thats gonna make a heck of a deer stand

TexasBob 03-23-2019 09:17 AM

Iíve never done rafters. Giving it a go this morning. Found this incredibly useful

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TexasBob 03-23-2019 09:34 AM

Laid it out on the workshop floor. Spot on [emoji41]. One thing he doesnít mention I learned as a helper when I was young- mark your pattern and use that as your template. Otherwise 1/16th every rafter adds up. Goes for anything you are cutting

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Grizzly1 03-24-2019 09:55 AM

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This is my kids treehouse I built. Yours is going to look great and the kids will love it!

TexasBob 03-24-2019 05:55 PM

Rafters and some siding

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That took all day Saturday. Hard working by yourself. All I did was paint today. Got a 1st coat on the swingset and the inside before I ran out of paint

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Dale Moser 03-24-2019 08:31 PM

That is a big job flying solo! Looks great.


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TexasBob 03-29-2019 01:59 PM

Beer break for me, update for yíall. Iím off every other Friday, which means I worked harder today since I was off

Last night I got a second coat of paint on the inside and the swing. 1st coat on the outside. Was hoping it would only need one but oh well. This view is from the porch of my workshop. Close enough I can keep an eye on her

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Started today putting up tin. I have been very fortunate with the weather window since I started this. I think that may run out tomorrow but Iím not worried anymore

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I also installed the upper windows temporarily. I wanted to see the look and that will keep most of the rain out.

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I need to start laying out the deck next.


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TeamAmerica 03-29-2019 03:25 PM

Looks great!

Franch 03-29-2019 10:04 PM

Kids will have some great memories.

Texas8point 03-30-2019 07:09 AM

Multi-purpose.... add a window unit and you have a mancave upstairs !

TexasBob 03-30-2019 08:01 AM

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Multi-purpose.... add a window unit and you have a mancave upstairs !



There will be a window unit. Just not insulated. Goal is to keep it safe/tolerable during summer. Where I left it last night

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Mexico 03-30-2019 08:06 AM

Looking awesome, kids are really going to enjoy! Good job!

TexasBob 03-31-2019 06:35 PM

Saturday and Sunday werenít too productive. Had some other obligations and the rain shut me down early Saturday.

Deck framed up

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Recruited some cleanup help from the foreman. Didnít last long.

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Framed out the loft and test fit a sheet of plywood

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scott1022 04-01-2019 03:00 PM

Looks great man.

Blink 04-03-2019 02:37 PM

wow, that is awesome! my 2 yr old is jealous.... hell, I'm jealous. I might even go hang out in that thing.

Buckshot1 04-03-2019 03:39 PM

Watching this thread for my kids!

TexasBob 04-10-2019 08:19 AM

Didnít make any progress last weekend. Worked on the deck the last couple evenings this week. It needs to be useable by Easter weekend. My mess needs to be cleaned up as well.

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rferg84 04-10-2019 09:53 AM

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Did the central appraisal district try to add it as a structure on your property taxes? Looks amazing!

AggieRT09 04-10-2019 10:52 AM

Awesome job! Can't wait to see the finished project!

TexasBob 04-11-2019 04:04 PM

Got the loft decked and rails up yesterday.

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Texas8point 04-12-2019 06:21 AM

nice ! Lucky Kids !

ktjones 04-12-2019 06:58 AM

very nice! KJ

RR 314 04-12-2019 07:30 AM

Man, that looks great. Good work!

critter69 04-12-2019 08:01 AM

She may never leave home. You may as well add plumbing, electrical and insulate it now when she’s old enough she may just decide to live there. Then I guess you could charge rent and recoupe the cost to build. Looks great, can’t show the grand kids as there’s no way I could afford to build them one this big. Looking forward to see it complete. Great job !

TexasBob 04-13-2019 08:26 AM

Funny you mention the cost- more than I expected. Iíll post a total when itís done.

About to get back to work. Got some trim up yesterday. Also got the loft railing painted and a second coat of white on the outside

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TexasBob 04-13-2019 07:53 PM

Wuhoo a slide!

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low_tec 04-13-2019 10:58 PM

This is Awesome ;)b

bobc 04-13-2019 11:17 PM

Love it.


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Puncher51 04-13-2019 11:26 PM

I feel sorry for my kids every time I see one of these posts. Their daddy is not near this handy to build them something this nice! Heck of a job!

Crazy Horse 04-14-2019 07:36 AM

looking great!

Tx-Burt 04-14-2019 08:40 AM

Wow, that has come along great.

TexasBob 04-14-2019 08:00 PM

Where I left it this evening. Not done but dang close to where I need for Easter.

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Boss lady approves

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PSA- if you feel your slide is too slow, a liberal coating of spray wax may be too much. Iíve been told to find a way to slow it back down.


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Antlers86 04-14-2019 08:30 PM

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Where I left it this evening. Not done but dang close to where I need for Easter.

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Boss lady approves

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PSA- if you feel your slide is too slow, a liberal coating of spray wax may be too much. Iíve been told to find a way to slow it back down.


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:p That's hilarious!!! Say you think you fixed it and send the wife back down the slide.:D

Awesome job!

Txbownut 04-14-2019 08:33 PM

Awesome job!


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