If you like looking at other people's construction drawings, then today is your lucky day. Time to publish the construction drawings for my 10th playhouse - The Grasshopper House
The people who like my website are undoubtedly going to be very happy today. There’s nothing like looking at someone else’s construction drawings to put a person in a good mood.That’s right – it’s time for the tenth “Bob is going to publish the construction drawings on his playhouse for free” post. This year, the theme for my playhouse is ‘The Grasshopper Playhouse’ – with the inspiration for my playhouse being based on the grasshopper houses that are popular in several parts of China where some people like to keep their pet grasshoppers … more times than not people have pet crickets, but I like the name ‘Grasshopper’ better and I’m the boss.So here you go – as promised and for free …I am trying something a bit different this year. I didn’t actually prepare these drawings myself (gasp!!) The playhouse competition schedule is condensed this year and with all the traveling I’ve been doing for work, I turned to one of my employees to prepare them for me – Landon Williams. I had already worked out how this playhouse would come together as I designed it in SketchUp. Since I have to present my design before all the playhouse design competition entries come in, I have turned to working everything out in SketchUp because it saves me the step of working through all the nuances of my design and preparing graphics for my post. When I was done, I just exported the model out and emailed it to Landon to start inputting the information into Revit.While the process was much easier for me, I didn’t really make it that easy on Landon. I still have my typical issues with drafting graphics and he and I went around a few times to get things the way I like. I was working up in Wisconsin and La...