...And I dream of a house on a tree. With him by my side and stars as my blanket I will find my heaven.
If tree houses are your dreamland, then my friend you just ended up at the correct destination. Tree Houses have been dreamy, right from the start. Since the time the first tree house was made, it instantly started to add magic to the things it touched.
Be it the a beautiful tree house in the woods, an incredible tree house at your farmhouse or a colorful tree house for your kids in your backyard. Tree Houses have just been the show stealer everywhere.
So, if you want a house of your own, follow me and I will tell you how. Starting form selecting the right tree to painting it with love everything is just here.
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It starts with choosing the perfect tree. It should not be very old or very young. Hard, mature and with the right kind of wood grains. Very well. You can always choose any tree from the following : oak, maple, fir, and apple. Also make sure if the tree is free of any diseases, it has deep rooted branches. Great!
Before you start with your own tree house, know your neighbors and your regional laws. Before you start designing the perfect tree houses for yourself, make sure that you know the height restrictions and save yourself from the additional lawsuit.
Close your eyes, believe me just do it and create an image in your mind. Now. jot down everyting you saw. Good, now take help of your family and friends and prepare plan it just like the tree houses you dream of.
For a tree house as big as 8'*8', make it a point that use 12'' of thick log. Also, to measure the diameter of the tree you have chosen for your tree house, this is what you need to do. Wrap a rope around it and mark the circumference on the rope. Unroll the rope on a measuring table. Divide the measurement by 3.14 and you have the diameter of the tree.
Plan your tree house keeping in mind the kind the growth of the tree. For once you put the first nail down, there is no turning back. I hope we are together in this. If planning part is getting a little tricky, you can get millions of ideas online. So, now we are finally ready to start with it.
Choose, how you are going to enter your beloved house. A dreamy staircase, a standard ladder or a beautiful rope ladder. You can purchase them or make them, it solely depends in the time you have. If you ask me, I would love to have a staircase and a rope ladder. While stairs are the safest, rope ladder is romantic. You choose your pick!
Branches are crucial, figure out what you will do with them. Yes, you can incorporate them in your planning, windows or swings. But make sure you have it all done before we start.
Only if you don't want to get it even a tinny bit wrong, don't skip it. Because once you transform your dream house into model, you will know the flaws. It is very important for the most amazing tree house to stay tight and rock the neighborhood! So let's get started!
Yes, your safety is very important to us. So, make sure you don't fall off while creating this incredible house you are at. So before you lay down the first log, make sure you have a wooden base or any other soft material lined below. This will ensure that the injury is minimal.
Strong tree with sturdy 'V', is the right kind of base for the tree. It will allow you to drill 4 anchor bolts with no problem.
Depending on the space, the holes may be space further or shorter.
Do as shown. This will ensure that your tree house stands all the wind loads.
Mount the supports and drive the sturdy galvanized screws into it.
And Secure them with 3" deck screws.