What we should build a house: an overview of 3 options for children's play houses
Remember your childhood. Remember how you played in adulthood, in which you always had your own home? Let it really be just a small space under the table, curtained from around the world by an old bedspread. It seems that all this has happened so recently. And how many years have passed since then! Now you already have your children who also dream of their own tiny little corner. Make them happy: build a wooden children's house for them with your own hands. Try to make this work collaborative. After all, common affairs and interests bring together and help in communication.
Option # 1 - a house for young children
The house that we are going to build should be extremely simple. It is important. To make it beautiful inside and out, you can, if you show imagination, work not only with your hands, but also with your head. In short, your child and you have a front of collaboration. For the baby, it will really be a wonderful rehearsal of adulthood.
Children love to play adulthood. For this purpose, they simply need to have their own space, which they could equip to their taste in order to put their toys there
We determine the need for materials
If the child's age is from 2 to 6 years, then he does not need a big house. We have to erect a building with modest dimensions, having a 1.7x1.7 meter square and about 2.5 meters high in the base.
The need for materials is as follows:
- Particleboard 2x1.7 m - 4 sheets;
- For the walls and roof, 13 bars are required, 2.5 meters long and 2.5 x 2.5 cm cross-section. Out of 13, only 8 bars need to sharpen one end;
- For the floor supports, take 8 bars 35 cm long and 2.5 x 2.5 cm section;
- To fasten the floor horizontally, it will take 4 boards 2 meters long, with a section of 15x5 cm;
- We will lay the floor with boards (13 pieces) 2 meters long and a section of 15x5 cm;
- We will cover the roof with plywood and any roofing material;
- Consumables require screws, metal corners, paint and brushes.
All this must be prepared before starting work so that it is at hand. Let a child learn from childhood to work in an organized and coordinated manner.
Building materials for a small children's house should be prepared before construction begins. There is no need to make a drawing for him: it is a very simple and easy construction
We select and mark the place, make flooring
Yes, the child wants to have his own corner for games, but completely losing sight of him at this age is simply dangerous. How much can happen to a baby? Therefore, you need to build a children's playhouse in the country in such a place so that this structure is clearly visible from the kitchen window, for example. So mom, preparing dinner, will be able to look after the youngest member of the family.
This little house is enough to make a child happy. We suggest that you build approximately such a building for a child aged 2 to 6 years
We have to make markup. We take pegs and twine, mark out a plot whose size is 2x2 meters. The selected area should be well tamped, and its surface made smooth. In the corners of the resulting platform, we dig holes 20 cm deep. We place the bars in them so that they are 15 cm above the surface of the earth.
Exactly the same recesses must be made in the middle of each of the four sides of the site. We also place the bars in them and strengthen them. The construction is small and it is not necessary to use the solution in this case. We got eight supports: one in the four corners of the site and one on each of the four sides.
Once again, measure the height of the supports using a meter. The quality of the entire building depends on how even the foundation of the floor of the house turns out. We do not need distortions. We beat four boards to the supports so that the box open on top comes out. On it and the boards will be laid tightly one to the other. We fasten the boards with screws and get a finished flooring.
Particular attention should be paid to the initial stage of work, because distortions at first, can negate all the efforts of the builder
We erect the walls of the structure
For the construction of walls, we need all four sheets of chipboard (particleboard) and 8 boards with pointed ends. On each sheet of chipboard, it is necessary to attach screws on the bar from two sides. In this case, the blunt ends of the bars should be flush with the upper edge of the chipboard, and the pointed ones will protrude half a meter. Each sheet of chipboard with two bars on the sides forms one wall of the house. Let the end wall be deaf, and in the one located opposite it, you can cut the door. Side walls can be made with windows. Two or one window will be in your house, you decide.
Choose the shape of the openings for windows and doors yourself. But it’s better to look into children's books and make a choice, guided by pictures. Kids love fairy tales, let the child’s house look as fabulous as possible. The house should have a lot of sun, but you should not forget about the shade on a hot day. Ready-made walls with a sledgehammer are installed so that the particleboard surface is adjacent to the flooring. Remember to check the vertical orientation of the walls. Between each other, the walls must be fastened with the help of corners and screws. There should be no cracks in the building!Recent entries In April, I process roses so that no pests encroach on my beauties
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We build a reliable roof
The roof of the house can be made high or flat. It all depends on how exactly you imagine this building. We will do this: take 4 beams, the edges of which are not pointed, and cut their ends to 45 degrees. We fasten two beams together with screws so that the internal angle between them is 90 degrees. Both corner structures are components of the roof base. From the inside, each of the corners should be fastened with metal corners on the screws.
It doesn’t matter if there is no plywood in the household. For the crate, you can use thin slats, the remains of the laminate and other similar materials
One of the corner structures must be attached to the front wall of the house. To close the free space between the roof of the house and the wall, it is necessary to outline a triangle. It is cut out with a hacksaw. We do the same with the opposite wall of the building. Now the roof supports can be fastened together by a transverse beam. The finished frame remains attached to the walls using metal corners.
To cover the roof, plywood is required. If it is not, you can use everything that remains of the construction and repair of the house. Suitable, for example, slats, laminate, etc. As a roofing material, you can also use the remains of ondulin, colored slate, profiled sheet or tile. It is even better if there are multi-colored pieces of the same type of roofing material. Get a real "gingerbread house." There were finishing work and painting. Such a children's playhouse with their own hands can be built in one day. And for this, special builder skills are not needed.
The construction of a children's house should be taken seriously. If you manage to accurately perform all the stages of work, then you and large objects will be on the shoulder.
Option # 2 - a house for older children
Older children need not only a place for games, they also need all kinds of devices and facilities with which you can play. Tips on how to build a more complex children's home for children over 6 years old, this video.
Option # 3 - a two-story house of willow and reeds
A house for children can be built from various materials at hand. In this case, the builders had the opportunity to use willow trees for these purposes, from the thickets of which the local pond was freed, as well as reeds harvested in advance. Trunks of sawn trees can be used to build the first floor of the house. To do this, they are cut into churbachki 15 cm long.
Ground floor of willow house
For the frame, the old bars 10x10 cm were used, which made it possible to make the first floor geometrically accurate. Since it forms the basis of the structure, this option can be considered optimal. We fix the frame of the future window and begin to lay the chocks on the cement mortar. The solution requires sand (1 part), clay (2 parts), cement (1 part). We add water so that the mass is not liquid, but elastic.
Masonry should be done carefully. For this, it is necessary that the solution has not a liquid, but an elastic consistency. All gaps between chocks must be carefully filled
In order for the frame and masonry from the blocks to get a strong hitch, we will use nails (20cm). They must be driven in pairs into the frame of the building, alternating with them every 2-3 rows. For the doorway we put another bar. We make sure that all the gaps between the chocks on both sides of the wall are completely filled with mortar. The walls are ready.
To ensure that the frame and masonry are firmly fastened to each other, you can use not only nails, but also long metal pins
Now we will build the floor. For this you need churbachki 10 cm long. Inside the structure, we take out the soil 15 cm deep. Five centimeters are poured into the bottom of the formed pit sand. It is very tight, carefully selecting, lay the chocks. Using a wide board and a hammer, we ram them.
The construction of such a floor from wooden chambers is not an easy task, but the result is worth the effort. After all, your children will play in the house
We fill in the existing cracks with sand, after which it is necessary to fill the floor with water under pressure, so that the sand fills the cracks and reliably fix the wooden blocks. We fill the gaps with a solution of sand and cement. We leave the floor to dry, after which it is necessary to rinse it well so that the color of the wood returns.
Second floor of a willow house
If wood for the first floor was cut down before the sap flow began, then for the second floor willows are needed when the sokogon is already in them. It is such wood that can very easily be freed from the bark. Attach the logs to the frame with the help of two hundred nails. Between themselves they should also be brought down in the most dense places. Do not forget about the door and window openings. To make a four-pitched roof, you need four smooth logs from which you can build rafters. They are beaten at the edges of the house, and fixed at the intersection with screws.
Willow trunks during the sokogon period are very easily cleared of bark. It is from such cleaned branches and trunks that the second floor will be built
We take a young reed for the roof. It should grow in the spring, and it should be harvested in the winter. It is better to mow reeds in a period when there is little snow, and the shore and surface of the reservoir are covered with ice. The scythe slides on the ice, so the reeds will be cut evenly and look neat.
When laying the roof from the reeds, fix it by tightening the two battens with screws. First, we place a crate on the rafters, on it with a stele a reed of such thickness as planned. Then we lay the rail over the reeds and tighten it with the crate with long self-tapping screws. We do the same with all sides of the roof. The top of the structure is crowned with a cap, which is pressed to the rafters with the help of a wire.
This is how a four-pitched roof covered with reeds looks like. If you do everything in a hurry, the result of the work will please everyone
The frame can be coated with water-based paint. Hammocks are attached to a specially dug large log. However, you can use the old tree, the trunk of which is still quite reliable.