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How To Build Wendy House In 9 Days

Updated on April 25, 2014

Making a wooden Wendy house is not difficult as you think. Toady I'm going to show you how to build Wendy house in just 7 easy to follow steps. You can actually build this shed out of inexpensive and easy to afford materials. And to make this method even less difficult...I will show you the simple construction technique that only requires standard carpentry tools. My aim here is not to confuse you but to make the the building process as easy as possible. And most excitedly you can build this shed in 8 to 9 days with a helper or two.

Planning your work

I hate to say this but if you're going to succeed in making a Wendy house you must be prepared to work hard and smart. The first thing you need to do is planning, Most people fail because they don't plan their work properly. It goes without saying that planning is something we have to do in every project.

For example planning how...

  • Are you going to make money
  • Are you going to increase your monthly savings
  • Are you going to get that job
  • Are you going to get out of that mess
  • How...

You get my point!

So here are things to consider when planning

Construction Material

There's nothing worse than purchasing the wrong material. It is critical to know which material you are going to need to successfully build the Wendy house.

For example...

  • Timber size
  • Galvanized nails
  • Galvanize jolt-head nails
  • Window etc.

Be certain about the timber size (i.e. the difference between the finished and the "actual size" ). Familiarize your self with the timber terminology...see the adjacent table. And lastly know where to find cheap and affordable. Just don't by quantity but quality!

Timber Terminology Explanation

 
Code
Description
Comments
 
1" (example)
One inch
 
 
1' (example)
One Foot
 
 
2/150*50 (example)
Two lengths 150mm*50mm Timber
Two lengths of 150mm*50 boards nailed together to one beam, header or lintel 150mm*100mm in size
 
2/2*6 (example)
Two lengths 2" * 6" lumber
Two lengths of 2*6 (2inch * 6inch) boards nailed together to make one beam,header or lintel 4*6 in size
 
1mm (example)
One miilimetre
Wnen relating to the size of timber/lumber, the thickness is stated before the width of using imperial measurements (feet and inches) but the opposite applies is usign matric system. For example: 2*4 (imperial inches)= 100*50 (matric millimetres)
 
1*2 (example)
Piece of 1 inch thick * 4 inches wide
Wnen relating to the size of timber/lumber, the thickness is stated before the width of using imperial measurements (feet and inches) but the opposite applies is usign matric system. For example: 2*4 (imperial inches)= 100*50 (matric millimetres)
 
2*4 (example)
Piece of lumber 2 inches thick * 4 inches wide
Wnen relating to the size of timber/lumber, the thickness is stated before the width of using imperial measurements (feet and inches) but the opposite applies is usign matric system. For example: 2*4 (imperial inches)= 100*50 (matric millimetres)
 
50*25 (example)
Piece of lumber 50mm wide * 25mm thick
Wnen relating to the size of timber/lumber, the thickness is stated before the width of using imperial measurements (feet and inches) but the opposite applies is usign matric system. For example: 2*4 (imperial inches)= 100*50 (matric millimetres)
 
100*50 (example)
Piece of lumber 100mm wide * 50mm thick
Wnen relating to the size of timber/lumber, the thickness is stated before the width of using imperial measurements (feet and inches) but the opposite applies is usign matric system. For example: 2*4 (imperial inches)= 100*50 (matric millimetres)
 
Actual Size (example)
Actual Size
The fineshed size as opposed to the normal size of a piece of wood
 
BF (example)
Board foot
A form of wood measuredment, where one board foot equals the volume of a board 1 inche thick, 12 inches wide and 12 inches long. Aboard foot is equal to 144 cubic inches of wood. FOMULAR: (Thickness*Width*Length)/144= Board feet
 
Bds (example)
Boards
 
 
C.F.
Chemical Free
 

For more timber terminology explanations...Visit:

http://www.buildeazy.com/terminology.html


Know where to find cheap and affordable materials.

Tip: Get Quotations, Calculate the Total Cost and Compare...See the Table below.

MATERIAL
AMOUNT
COST
145*45 (EX 150*50) mgh3
15m @ $6/m
$90.00
90*32 (ex 100*40) std pine decking
50m @ $3/m
$150.00
3mm perpex
1.2 sqm @ $73/sqm
$87.6
90*46 (ex 100*50) mgf2
2.4m @ $4.50/m
$10.80
2400*1200*7mm tanalised cd plywood
6 sheets @ $45ea
$270
 
TOTAL
$608.4

NB: These prices are indicative only.


Purpose

The purpose of building a Wendy house. For example...

  • For storing your equipment
  • Accommodation
  • For the Children etc.

The Amount of Space Needed

Knowing how big you want your wooden house to be will not only help you on how to build Wendy house but also on the quantity of material and the cost of material need to complete your house.

Location

Consider the following when choosing the location of Wendy house...

  • Accessibility
  • The condition of the ground (i.e. wet/dry ) etc

Rules and Regulations

Check your Local Municipality for the rules and regulation regarding Wendy house. Tell them you want to build a Wendy house and that you wish to know what health and safety rules to consider...what property boundary rules to follow.


Now that you done Planning how to build Wendy house is time to get to work. Follow the link below and get your free 7 easy steps for building a wooden house.

http://www.home-dzine.co.za/diy/diy-wendy.htm


GOOD LUCK !

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