Building a treehouse is fun, but it is certainly not as simple as one imagines it to be. To come up with a strong, entertaining treehouse for you and your kids, you will have to take into account a number of things.
There are many factors that are involved in the making of an ultimate treehouse such as treehouse utility, time frame, materials to be used, the available space, etc and we have come up with some of the most important ones for your assistance.
The following five tips, if followed closely, will ensure that you have the kind of treehouse you want. So, without further ado, here are those five tips to get the ultimate treehouse ever!
Let the trees grow
Allow the trees to grow so that they are able to handle the whims of winds. Once they win this struggle, you will have to select the one tree which is the largest and the strongest.
If you enough trees around the selected tree, your treehouse will stay more protected from winds.
Do not place wood against the selected tree
It is essential that you refrain from putting wood against the tree. If you do so, then that association will capture water and eventually the beams will rot.
You should try keeping the beams at about 3-4 inches away from the selected tree with the help of treehouse attachment bolt (also known as TAB)
Restrict the number of holes in the tree
If you limit the number of cavities in the tree, this will greatly limit the growth of fungi and pathogens which can seriously make your tree weak.
Ensure that the holes are at about 18 inches away from one another and never aligned in a straight line. If this is not taken care of, holes will grow together and form a damaging wound.
Keep future in mind
Time is an important factor in deciding the design and manner of construction of a treehouse. Consider the time period you are likely to use the treehouse and add five more years to the sum. Keeping the time factor in mind, construct your treehouse.
It is preferable that you make the treehouse adult size. A time will come when kids will stop using it, but you will still have it.
If you keep time factor in mind, you will accordingly allocate resources in the making.
Imagination is what makes a treehouse ultimate
Imagination is the gospel truth in the treehouse-making art—if you plan on making the most wonderful tree house ever, you will have to think out-of-box and come up with something unique.
While uniqueness is desirable, your imagination must be commensurate with efficiency and longevity of the treehouse.
In order get new and better ideas on treehouses, there are many videos, blogs and images available online that can inspire you.
Once you have put in place everything needed, trust me, you will feel content and joyous!