We are sure that most of you have known about a tree house. You may be very close with this kind of house when you are in childhood. A tree house must be very memorable for you and your friend. You can spend the time there and dig up the creativity inside there. Even though you are not a kid anymore, you can freely realize your aim to build a tree house.
Besides recalling your childhood, you can take a rest after a long-term routine inside there. This house must be relaxing for you. You can feel the fresh air and warm wind from the dancing trees around. Therefore, a tree house must be effective to recharge your energy and mood. Moreover, the existence of a tree house can enhance the beauty and appearance of your backyard. Through this article, we are going to help you in realizing a tree house in your backyard. These are some steps on how to build a treehouse.
In order to build a tree house, you have to make all preparation about the materials, equipment, and location. In building a tree house, you have to make sure your backyard has been planted a strong and high tree. This tree will be your foundation for building your childhood house. Without a strong and high tree, your house must be easily broken up by the wind or any vibration. The best trees for building this kind of house are oak, mahogany, maple, apple, and fir. Besides having the strong wood composition, those trees also provide fresh air from their heavy shades.
After dealing with your strong, high, and healthy tree, you can start planning the design. For the design, you can freely put your creativity and imagination. This will be good for you to looking for the design from the internet. The tree house doesn’t need to be big, it must be comfortable and enough for refreshing and recharging yourself. An ideal and standard size of the tree house is 8’ x 8’.
In order to hold this size, you need trunks with diameter around 12’’. This diameter must be strong as the foundation of your tree house. For the model, you can choose a small cardboard model. This model is really suitable for any kinds of tree. Through this model, you don’t need to reconstruct your house even though the tree grows bigger. This model has been provided with some spaces for the tree growth.
Besides deciding the design, you have to notice about the material used in building the tree house. You have to realize your house must be close to any kinds of weather. Therefore, you have to choose the right lumber with lightweight, strong, and water resistant. This kind of tree can be gained in almond, teak, and mahogany. Those woods are surely recommended because they can stand and stay strong in any bad weather. They will be suitable for the dry and wet weather since they are consistent in shape and also water resistant. Then, you have to decide about the access to reach the tree house.
A tree house will be placed on trunk or stem above. You cannot come into your house easily without any easy access there. For the access, the safety procedure will be the priority. There are three methods for the access; they are the standard ladder, rope ladder, and staircase. The standard and rope ladder maybe not suitable for your safety. They have the vertical point of steps that require you to climb. There is no safety handle which can let you get strong grips. We recommend you to deal with staircase. This will be like stair in an ordinary house. The staircase has diagonal shape with gradual steps. You must be easy to reach your house. Moreover, there will be handles on both sides that can ensure you to hold while going to your dreaming tree house. Those are some tips and steps on how to build a treehouse. You can ask for architect help to ease your passion.
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