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Building a tree house for the children is a great way to spend some quality time together and can even teach (heaven forbid) the children some simple woodworking skills. We will cover in this article how to build a basic platform and some robust railings. Using tools found in most homeowners stores, this can be done in a few weekends. First select the tree where you intend to place the tree house. It doesn't have to be a big tree but should give a certain height and good shade. If you are lucky enough to have trees with a good three-way scrap to support a platform, you are a bit forward but it is not mandatory. A play platform for the children should be about six feet from the ground or so. With pressure-treated timber, you need to form a square platform base around the tree trunk. You do not want to attach the platform to the tree such as drilling, bolting and such can damage the tree itself. The platform will float using the wooden legs for support.
Usually, additional leg supports must be added to support the weight of the platform and children. A good sized timber to use is two inches in six inch boards for floor beams or supports. I strongly recommend using galvanized wood screws to mount the floor, as the screws will take the tree movement and the tension much better than the nails. The framing of the floor is usually not as simple as the sixteen centimeters in the center's typical framing, since the tree trunks will dictate where floor beams can be placed. By using good framing techniques when using headings, hanging clips and so on a stable, secure floor can be constructed. When the floor is in place, the steps are next. A laid ladder is the simplest but a ladder can be built from two to four, one from three and some screws. Turn the two with fours on the edge, screwing one by three pieces at ten inch centers to the edges of the two with four. These are the steps or the tracks. When finished, make sure that the ladder extends over three feet higher over the platform floor for safety. Now install some short pieces vertically on the plate between the horizontal steps. This helps support the steps or tracks. The steps must be securely attached to the platform to prevent tipping. Do not iron the steps on the platform, as the platform is constantly moving with the trees. Handrails should be strong enough that a 150 pound side load against them will not break the rails. Four out of four inches of timber make the best support settings. Mount them no more than four meters in the middle and they must be screwed or bolted to the floor frame.
Make the finished rail at least 34 cm high. Depending on the age of the children using the tree house, the actual casing may be a maximum of one additional two out of four as a center rail or a full grid if there are real little ones playing there. A six foot with ten foot platform can easily accommodate a small house as well. Instead of cutting the four by four in 34 inches, let them extend up to 48 inches above the platform and they can become two of the corner supports of the house. Some very simple frames and plywood walls anchored by the two corners four out of four can give a fort, a house or other good place to hide and play. If you are inclined and budget allows it. a waterproof ceiling, a little color, a small door or a window or even a bench or two gives the children their own wooden house space to play. One must today is to place a little plastic shavings of at least six centimeters deep around the tree house and in particular at the bottom of the steps in case or fall.
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