Building My Kids' Playhouse #8: Shingled the Roof - Now it's Done

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Blog entry by Andy Panko posted 04-07-2012 04:04 PM 10454 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Took me a couple of hours to put up the 30 pound roofing paper, and about half a day to do the shingles. I had never done shingles before, so I wasn’t sure how long it was going to take. I used just over three bundles of shingles, plus about a third of a bundle of ridge caps. I used Tamko’s Heritage 30 year architectural shingles – color is Natural Timber. Our house and shed were re-roofed in 2008 with these same shingles, so now every structure in my yard is visually tied together by common shingles.

Roofing paper went up:

Shingles done:

This morning we started doing some of the landscaping around the playhouse. We got a good start, but are not completely done yet. My wife also wants to do some sort of finish for the walls inside the playhouse. At a minimum, she wants the whole inside painted white. We may do some sort of panels on the walls instead. I’m debating drywall, 3/8” plywood, melamine plywood, slat boards, etc. If/when I do get something up on the inside, I’ll post pics at the time. But otherwise, I’m considering this blog done. It’s been fun. Until the next project…

- Andy

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 07:00 PM

Great looking shed Andy !!

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 08:29 PM

Is this gonna be your “man cave” for the girls? Looks like a first class build all the way round.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 01:31 AM

Most important. Have you checked to make sure you are getting a strong router signal inside this new house? How will you keep the batterys charged in the lap tops out there? You should be very proud and the girls must think you are the greatest!!

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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