DIY: Log Cabin Playhouse


Build a log cabin Playhouse for under $300 and see your kids go wild with excitement.

Parts List:
6 – 6′ x 8′ stockade fence with 2×3 supports
4 – 4 x 4 x 6′ Treated timbers
2 – 2 x 4 x 8′ Treated lumber
2 – 2 x 4 x 8′ Lumber
1 – 2 x 3 x 8′ lumber. (As straight as possible)
1 – 1 x 3 x 8′ lumber
1 roll of Roll roofing
2 – 1lb Box of 1 1/4″ Deck Screws
1lb Box of 3″ Deck Screws
1lb Box of 7/8 roofing nails (left over from another project)
3 Gallon of Deck stain (2 light cedar, 1 dark green)
2 Packages of Cedar shims
Total Cost for me = $268.42

Tools Required:
Shovel: Spade
4′ Level
Circular Saw
Chalk line
Utility knife

Terminology used in this instructable:
Slats = the part of the fence panels that look like the log
Stringers = the three 2x3x8′ long boards on the fence panels that keep all of the slats together

Other stuff:
Make all of your cuts with the circular saw from the inside of the panels to reduce splintering that can be seen from the outside. This can sometimes be difficult but take your time and it will look a lot better

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