Kids just love to play with toy shed (also known as playhouses). Boys can store their play tools in them and pretend to be carpenters and joiners whilst girls can have the styled like castles for their dolls and really have lots of fun. Children can have play tea parties and pretend that their dolls, action figures and teddy bears are having tea with them. Making believe is really good to inspire your child’s imagination.
So now that we’ve established that playing in toy sheds is a valuable learning experience for children, we should look at how we can make one. First thing’s first, you can either buy one pre-built, buy one which you must build up yourself from parts or make one yourself from scratch. In order to make a toy shed from scratch you must have a number of things at your disposal before you start.
The first is obviously the prerequisite skills that are required to build a kid’s toy shed including joinery skills such as sawing wood, measuring, planing and so on. Then you’ll need to obtain the raw materials such as wood and nails, screws and glue. You will also need to have tools such as a saw, a hammer, a tape measure, a square, a pencil and a drill. Once you have all of this stuff at your disposal then all you need is a plan to work to. Remember, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Working without a plan is the sign of a doomed project so you should always have a set of schematics to work to because once you get down to the nitty gritty it can be really hard to see the wood from the trees so to speak. So before you even start to saw wood you should know the precise measurements so that you don’t get it wrong. This is because materials can be expensive and a thorough planning stage will help to prevent waste from sawing to inaccurate measurements as well as wasted time in sourcing replacement materials and doing a poor job.