This step by step woodworking project is about free playhouse trims plans. This is PART 3 of the playhouse project, where I show you how to attach the decorative trims to the exterior of the building. In addition, I show you how to enhance the look of the shed by fitting a few trims. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Kids Playhouse Trims Plans
- N – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 47 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 46 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 68″ long, 4 pieces – 35 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 81 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 47 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 3 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 30 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 16″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 81 1/2″ long TRIMS
- M – 5 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 21 1/4″ long, 2 piece of 1×6 lumber – 21 1/4″ long RAILINGS
- 22 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 4′
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
The first step of the project is to attach the trims to the sides of the playhouse. Cut the trims from 1×3 lumber and then attach them into place with 2″ nails. Align the edges flush and insert the nails.
Fit 1×4 trims around the door. The rest of the trims are 1×3 lumber. Align the edges flush before inserting the nails.
Attach the trims to the back of the playhouse, as well. Use 1×3 lumber for the trims, except for the top trim, which is 1×4 lumber.
Attach 1×3 railings to the front of the playhouse. Use screws to lock the slats into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 top railings to the sides of the porch. Lock them into place with 2″ nails.
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 pf paint over the trims and over the siding to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay.
If you want to build the frame for this playhouse, you should check out PART 1 of the project. Check out PART 2 of the project, if you want to learn how to build the gable roof for the playhouse. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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