Hey gals and guys im wanting to make my 2 year old boy a cubby house and have some 3d designs drawn up but i dont know what to make it from.
Welcome to Workshop @Mrbocaj. Thanks for joining the community. I hope you find it informative, inspirational and plenty of fun.
Thanks also for making your first post. A cubby house is a great project! I'm sure the Workshop community will be keen to share suggestions about materials to use.
Would love to see your design @Mrbocaj. You planning anything fancy or really creative? I think you'll find that nearly all cubbies are built using treated pine as its cheap and strong and lasts. You should have no trouble these days but just to be extra safe make sure it is arsenic-free and kid-friendly. What are you planning for the roof? Some colourbond?
Heya @Mrbocaj, would also love to see your design. Are you able to attach the image to your post? I can't access your link because of restrictions here at work (annoying filter limits the sites we can visit). You just hit the button above that looks like a painting - if you hover above it says Insert/edit Image. Thanks heaps.
Can I suggest thinking long term, and that what you make can double as a future Garden Shed or small Workshop once the kid/s grow out of a cubby house / fort.
Also, a skillion roof is a little easier to construct than a pitched roof, it can be extended beyond the wall line to give shade/weather protection to doors and windows, and requires only one length of guttering should you choose.
hey thanks guys i will take the shed idea into account and look at the treated pine. i was going to use some plywood for the flooring and make the base from 200mmx50mm sleepers would that be okay