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  1. Building & Construction
    I'd appreciate thoughts of where to install sliding brackets to allow the trees to move. Some of the brackets will be a fixed bracket to stabilize the platform. See the drawing for tree locations. Please specify the locations, for example, B1 - Sliding Bracket. The trees are all mature Western...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello. I'm in the process of building the platform for my son's treehouse. It's 12' long and is still quite wobbly even after I installed 4 kneebraces. I then added a 5th but still wobbly(mainly from left to right). Any help would be much appreciated!
  3. Building & Construction
    I'm building a 12×8 treehouse on a single tree. I've installed the 2×10 beams and the 2×6 joists. It's pretty wobbly when you put weight on the ends. I would like to connect 4 separate cable wires from the tree to each end to from preventing dipping down when you walk on it. Maybe with...
  4. Building & Construction
    I'm building a 12'×8' treehouse for my son. I've placed the 12' beams to the tree and am now installing the 8' joists. Do I put the 2 end joists all the way to the end of the beams? Or is there a certain length I'm supposed to come in from the end of the beams?
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello! I want to build a treehouse, minus the tree. I think the popular thing to do is use wooden beams to support treeless treehouses, but I thought concrete or earthbags might make for something stronger or cheaper. I've attached a photo of an example structure I want to copy, except with...
  6. Gardening Forum
    Hi, I have what I think might be a really fun application for a vine, if I can find the right plant. My son and I have built a tree house: We've kicked around a lot of ideas for roofs, and one of the ideas that I really like is using a plant/vine to fill in the roofline and provide some...
  7. Painting
    Hey all, coming back to the forum for my tree house for, hopefully, the last time needed. My Treehouse walls total about 400 sq ft. At an over-estimate, how many gallons of stain will i need? PS: Will post pics of completed treehouse soon. (Its over 300 sq ft and has 2 ziplines :thumbup: )...
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