This step by step diy project is about simple playhouse trims plans. This is PART 3 of the 6×6 gable playhouse project, where I show you how to fit the decorative trims to the exterior of the playhouse. This gable playhouse is ideal for any backyard, as it has an elegant look and it doesn’t cost a fortune to make. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
Simple Playhouse Trims Plans
- J – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 57 3/4″ long, 3 pieces – 70″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 57″ long, 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 16″ long, 4 pieces – 14″ long, 4 pieces – 17 1/2″ long TRIMS
- K – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x52″ long, 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 52″ long, 1 piece – 19″ long DOOR
- K – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 29″ long, 2 pieces – 52″ long JAMBS
Fitting the decorative trims
The first step of the project is to build the door for the playhouse. Use the panel that you have cut out around the door opening in the previous steps. Use 1×3 lumber for the door trims. Cut the trims to the right dimensions and then secure them to the panel with glue and 1 1/2″ nails. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 1×3 trims around the door opening. Align the edges flush and secure the trims into place with 2″ nails. Fit the 1×2 trims around the window opening for a professional result.
Fit the door into place and then secure it to the jambs with hinges. Install a small latch so you can lock the door into place tightly.
Fit the 1×3 trims to the sides of the playhouse. Align the edges flush and then lock them into place tightly with nails. Fit the trims around the
Fit the 1×3 trims to the back of the playhouse, as well. Make the right cuts to the trims so you can lock them into place tightly. Align the edges flush and then insert the finish nails to lock them into place.
Fit the trims to the front of the playhouse, as well.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the playhouse and to protect the components from decay.
This woodworking project was about playhouse trims plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.