The first step to building a beach hut is deciding what size will fit your living space. The height of the house should be 6-8 feet and the width should be 3-4 feet. It’s recommended that you build at least 12 inches from a wall or fence for stability, but if there are no walls around, then you can make it 10 inches away from the ground. The width and length of the hut are up to you, but the average size is around 3 feet long and 3 feet wide.
The second step to building a beach hut is making a template from plywood. We recommend that you make the template from 1/4 inch plywood, so it’s strong enough to hold all of your furniture. The best way to do this is by placing two sawhorses at either end of your working space and then placing a board on top of them that is longer than 16 inches by 20 inches. Then, place the plywood on top of this board and trace around it onto the plywood using a pencil. Make sure that the sides are straight and that any seams are facing down.
Once you have the template, it’s time to use it to cut out your hut with a jigsaw. You can cut out 2 platforms on each side. It’s also recommended that you cut out the floor in 3 parts. The first cut is 2 inches from the top, second cut is 6 inches, and the third is 12 inches.
The third step to building a beach hut is cutting 1 inch by 2 inch boards to support the hut. These are used to hold the sides together if they were not cut properly when you were using your jigsaw.
The fourth step to building a beach hut is using 1 inch by 2 inch boards to make two frames around your plywood pieces. It’s recommended that at least 6 inches of wood be left on both sides of the nail holes and 2 inches above each nail. This will allow you to slide your plywood pieces into the frame without having to use any nails or glue.
The fifth step to building a beach hut is attaching these frames to your hut by using 1-inch screws. The two frames should go 1 inch past the ends of your working surfaces and should be attached perpendicular to those ends. The frames should be spaced 1-inch apart from each other. The screw heads should be covered by a band of wood 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch.
The sixth step to building a beach hut is using 2 inch screws to attach the frames on both sides of the plank. The frames should be attached at a 45-degree angle, at least 6 inches from the two plank ends. This will allow you to open your hut easily if you decide to expand it in the future.
Finally, the seventh step to building a beach hut is using 1 inch screws to attach your two plywood pieces together. This is where you’ll want most of your knots to be so that they don’t separate when you drive the screws through the right side of the plank. The plywood should fit together perfectly and no spaces should be visible under the ground. If there are, then carefully use sandpaper or a file to remove them.