HOW TO BUILD TREEHOUSE
Hey Folks!!! Have you ever visualize the house on the top of a Tree? Yes, It is possible because it is a rare case yet an intriguing one. It is built in all around the Tree. In the dense forest, it used for workspace, habitation, & observation. Treehouse is also known as Tree-Fort, Tree-Shed.
A Tree House can be a hideaway, fort, or play destination for almost any child, as well as a project for an adult. Building a Tree House takes careful planning & construction. Safety is paramount during installation. Always use a safety harness, & firmly tie & any ladders to a current branch. Think before you act, & keep a first aid kit handy.
The platform of the Tree you select is vital for building a foundation for your Tree House. If the Tree is too old or young, you will not have the support you need for your treehouse & you will be putting yourself & anyone else who goes into the treehouse in colossal danger. Your Tree should be mature, sturdy, healthy, and alive. Ideal trees for treehouse include fir, oak, maple, and apple. It’s a great idea to have an inspection of Tree before you commence building. The Tree must have strong, sturdy, trunks, branches, and Roots that are deep and well-formed! No evidence of parasites that could weaken the Tree.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR MAKING TREE HOUSE
- Circular saw
- Cordless drill with a few batteries
- A 1/2 inch drill bit that is 6 inches long
- Extension cord
- Hand saw
- Builder’s square
- Tape measure
- Square shovel
- Two saw horses
- Socket set
- A hammer
STEPS TO BUILD SAFE TREEHOUSE
To build a beautiful and safe treehouse, start by selecting a healthy, sturdy tree that can support your planned model. Find a segment where the trunk separates into a “V” shape, & build your platform in that area, with four points anchoring the base of the Tree. Around the outside, build a sturdy railing, & construct a ladder or stairs up to the proper platform. Off to the handrail, attach a quite simple roof made of canvas to protect the base.
- Before you start building your treehouse, you must have to remember to keep safety in mind.
- Making your treehouse too high could be very dangerous. The platform of tree house should not be any higher than 6–8 feet.
- Make sure the railing around your tree platform is at least 36″ tall, with balusters no more than 4″ apart.
- Choose a sturdy tree where two branches separate into a “V” shape.
- Then, Start Building Tree House.
METHODS OF MAKING TREEHOUSE
1. Struts & Stilts: Struts & stilts used for relieving weights on a lower elevation to the ground; Treehouses supported by stilts weigh much smaller on the Tree & help to avoid stress, potential strain, & injury caused by puncture holes. Stilts anchored into the ground with new designs, such as the “Diamond Pier,” accelerates installation time & they are less invasive for the root system. Stilts are deemed the most straightforward procedure of supporting larger treehouse, & can also enhance structural support & safety.
2. Stay Rods: Stay rods used for decreasing weights on a higher elevation. These systems are particularly useful to prevent movements caused by wind or tree growth. Higher elevation & more branches tail off decline capacity & enhance wind sensibility. As building materials for hanging used as ropes, tension fasteners, springs, etc.
3. Friction & Tension Fasteners: Friction and tension fasteners are the most common non-invasive process of securing tree houses. They don’t use nails, screws or bolts, but instead grip the beams to the trunk through threaded bars, counter-beam, or tying.