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October 17, 2016 23:05

Treehouse own hands

If a family has a child, there should be a special place for children to play.On the dacha, or country site is very easy to build a safe and comfortable playground.A very interesting and a welcome addition to the area may be a small house or hut, located right on the tree.Make a tree house with his own hands is not so difficult, if you choose a simple design and easy to use material.

Treehouse own hands

Treehouse own hands

Treehouse own hands

Treehouse own hands

How to build a tree house

How to build a tree house

drawing and wood selection

Article Contents

  • 1 drawing and wood selection
  • 2 Preparations
  • 3 house erection technology
    • 3.1 first Stage - installation of supports
    • 3.2 Step two - installation of the platform
    • 3.3 Step three - floor laying
    • 3.4 step four - installation The wall
    • 3.5 step five - roof installation
    • 3.6 step six - setting stairs
    • 3.7 final stage - finishing
    • 3.8 Video - Treehousewith their hands

First you need to think through all the details and make a drawing.The main parameters are

the height of the house and area, as well as methods of its fastening.Usually the house foundation is a rectangular shield with holes for branches, based on the solid pillars on the corners.The walls and roof structures may have an arbitrary shape and be made of any materials at hand.

To get to the house , you need a ladder

To get to the house, you need a ladder

To get to the house, you need a ladder.It has to be the most reliable, have a strong attachment, and it does not spoil the view of the building.Ladder nailed to the trunk can not be - it is detrimental to the tree, to the same due to its growth in construction will be more and more deformed.Rope ladder is the cheapest option, but it can be used at a low altitude and only if the child is able to handle it.All this must be taken into account when drawing up the project and material calculations.

The circuit house

scheme lodge

The circuit house

scheme lodge

Tree house

House on

tree is very important to choose the right tree, because it affects the strength and reliability of the house, as well as the safety of the child.You can not select the old trees with hollows and large voids inside, with lots of dry branches, with open back.Too young and immature trees is also not suitable for such purposes.

Tree house

Treehouse

not recommended to build a house on the branches of a willow, poplar or birch.Best option - it's apple, maple or ash tree with a trunk diameter of about 30 cm, with a strong root system, and the lack of a healthy bark parasites.It is advisable to choose a tree with a straight trunk, so it will be easier to mount and secure the base.

Wood for house

Wood for house

Preparations

selecting a tree, you need to properly prepare it.The fine dense growth on the lower branches and the trunk, you can safely remove the shears, but the medium-sized branches should be cut wisely.Illiterate cropping may detrimental impact on the tree and it withered.To avoid this, you can leave all the big branches and mount the base to house around them.

for construction need tools:

  • hacksaw or a circular saw;
  • hammer;
  • plane;
  • drill;
  • screwdriver;
  • roulette;
  • building level;
  • sandpaper.

will also need materials:

  • Edged board section 5h25 and 2,5h15 cm;
  • timber 150x150 cm;
  • support beams 20 cm in diameter;
  • galvanized screws;
  • nails;
  • metal mounting plate;
  • antiseptic impregnation of wood;
  • grease or oil mining.

Before working boards and beams necessarily treated impregnated and dried in the sun.This will prolong the operation of the house, protect wood surfaces from moisture and rotting.supporting beams length should be at 1-1.5 m longer than the distance from the ground to the base lodge.Beams need to dig in the ground, so after treatment with antiseptic lower part of each beam coated with a dense layer of grease, bituminous mastics or impregnated with oil mining.

technology of erection of the house

How to build a tree house

How to build a tree house

How to build a tree house

How to build a tree house

Plan house construction

plan house construction (top view)

Plan of house construction (side view )

plan house construction (side view)

first Stage - installation of supports

Carefully vymeryat distance between the main branches and define the location for the home platform.Projected base angles and note down these points beacons.With the help of the drill holes are prepared under the girders;hole depth not less than 1.2 m, the diameter is equal to 25-30 cm. At the bottom layer of poured sand 10 cm, then a layer of gravel.Lower the beam to the pit, put on a level and temporarily strengthen cinder blocks or struts of lumber.

The construction of the supports

construction supports

The construction of the supports ( obligatory level test)

construction supports (obligatory level test)

Racks are located in pits

Racks are located in pits

A pit cemented themselves

And do pit cemented

All beams should be the same height and stand vertically.This tree trunk may be present between the support pillars or to act as one of the pillars.Kneaded mortar, pour it between the walls of the pit and the post, left to dry.When the base is hardened enough spacers removed.

Step Two - Installation of the platform

When the cement hardens , it is possible to make the platform

When the cement hardens, it is possible to produce a platform

to take the frame platform board, cut it to length.If the platform will be based on all the corners of the pillars surrounding the tree trunk bearing frame rails are fixed on the base perimeter.For this purpose each timber is raised to the floor level, horizontally aligned and fasten to both ends of the inner surface of the pillars.The resulting tying reinforcing the corners of the metal plates.

Mounting platform

Installation

platform further inside the carcass stuffed with additional boards, placing them parallel to each other at a distance of 20-30 cm. There, where the tree trunk, leaves a hole of appropriate size.Bottom frame inciting two cross boards, placing them on either side of the trunk.All compounds within the carcass reinforcing metal plates with bolts.

Mounting frame house

house frame mount

Mounting platform

Mount

platform
Mounting frame house

house frame mount

If one of the pillars is the tree, the platform is mounted differently.Bruce lifted to the ground level of the house and bolted to the two ends of the poles, and in the middle nailed to the trunk of the tree.Then similarly attached to the other timber.Both beams must be placed strictly horizontally.Thereafter stuffed other top rails perpendicularly lower increments of 0.5 m. Of course, all the platform elements are joined by bolts with steel plates.

Platform

Platform

third option mounting - without mounting pillars.If the platform is mounted exclusively on wood, 2 lumber nailed to the trunk at 30 cm below the level of the floor on both sides.Then, on top of the rest of the boards are laid perpendicular to the pitch of 50-70 cm, and connect them with the ends of planks.Should get a rectangular structure lying in a horizontal plane.Now install additional spacers: take the bars of the same section and attach them at an angle to the platform abutting one end in the extreme beams frame, and the lower end is connected to the trunk of the tree.

Step three - floor laying

Laying the floor

Floor Laying

to take the floor edged polished high quality board.Carefully check the timber on the absence of rough edges and knots, conduct additional grinding if necessary.Slice the boards on the floor size and laid out on the ground to mark.This is necessary to accurately cut holes branches and trunk of the tree, because the top gently to make cuts will not work.

Laying the floor

Floor Laying

So spread the board into a rectangle, leaving a gap of 1-2 cm, measure the circumference of the barrel, and mark out the boundaries of the recess on the future of the house floor.Use the jigsaw cut the proper diameter holes and try on a tree.Gender should not be directly adjacent to the cortex, or with the growth of the tree house design will deform.If the blank corresponds to the drawings, can be mounted on the platform floor.

Mount lodge in the branches

mount lodge in the branches

boards are placed on the frame as well as on the ground, at intervals of a few centimeters.These gaps are designed to drain rainwater.Krepjat floor using screws or nails.Ready flooring should lie in a horizontal plane, not squeak, do not falter under loads.

Step Four - The wall mounting

Installation of walls house

Mounting house Walls

Installation of walls house

Installation of walls

first house on the perimeter of the platform you want to install a solid frame made of beams.Here you can take a timber of smaller cross-section, for example, 50x50 mm.Bruce cut the height of the walls and installed at each corner of the base, screwing to the support beams projecting anchor bolts.Intermediate strut mounted at a distance of 40-50 cm from the arc and fixed with their outer side of the base frame.You can not attach the rack directly to the floor, so the connection is reliable.

Installation of walls house

Installation The wall

Installation of walls house

Installation The wall

Installation of walls house

Installation The wall

Corner and intermediate racks strengthened struts and then cased boards.The walls can be solid or latticed, it all depends on the preferences of the master.The number and shape of the windows, and their location is also selected as desired.The main thing that the openings were protected and the child can not fall out of the house.

house frame .Window

frame house.Windows

Boarding house walls

Skinning of walls house

Boarding house walls

Skinning of walls house

Step Five - roof installation

house roof

roof house

house roof

house roof

roof is best done in the form of a canopy.At a height of 1.5-2 meters above the walls to find two strong branches, located on both sides of the house.By branches fasten metal hooks and pull a thick cord or rope between them reliable.A rope throws a piece of canvas and fix its ends in the corners of the house.

house roof

roof house

If you do shed prevent branches, can be mounted in a different roof.At the top of the corner posts are fixed piping of the timber.Then collect 2 trusses and set them on opposite walls.Between a farm combine two wide planks, which was packed to the top edge of rafters.Additional attachments for such a small roof is not required, and the need to close the design of some light material - polycarbonate sheets, corrugated roofing sheets or ondulin.

house roof

roof house

house roof

roof house

Roof

Roof

in the roof, as well as in the floor, cut the holes for the large branches, unless otherwise set design does not work.Again, attach the roof covering can not be close to a tree, be sure to leave a small space around the cutout.

Step Six - setting stairs

Stairs to the house can be a rope, straight wood, light lattice, long or short, flat and steep.The options are so many, and choose the right is not difficult.One of these options - staircase in the shape of a shield with the slots.To begin taking timber 50x50 mm length 2.5 m and puts it to the bottom of the house at an angle of 75-80 degrees, i.e., almost vertically.Celebrating pencil cutting line and saw off the excess.Similarly, the second timber is cut.

Stacked rails on flat ground, on top of packed boards with a thickness of 2 cm. The width of the board is 15 cm, length of 50-70 cm. In each blank oval hole cut to the width of the foot and cuts treated sandpaper.The notch should be located on one side, at a distance of 5 cm from the end of the board.When plating blank board nailed so that the notches alternated: the first board with the notch on the right, the second - with a cut on the left, and so on until the end.

house staircase

Staircase house

boards are fastened to the joists continuous web, with no gaps.Finished ladder put to the lodge, and fix the outside of the platform using plates and screws.Be sure to check the reliability of attachment, because the stairs fall can result in serious injury.Permanently fixed structure is treated with antiseptic properties primer and then painted or varnished wood.

ladders for home

stairs Option to lodge

final stage - finishing

House ready, it remains to decorate it and make nice.To protect the wood from weathering all external surfaces it is recommended to paint.It is advisable to choose the same colors for the walls and stairs as well as a house will look more harmonious.Inside the paint board is not necessarily, as long as they were as smooth as possible.For convenience, you can fix the light inside the shelves, put a basket for toys or children's table.Paul veiled soft rug, put children comfortable cushion.Everything else is up to the owners of small house, so further improvement is necessary to instruct them.

Tree house

Treehouse

Tree house

Treehouse

Video - Treehouse own hands