Participated in the Great Outdoors Contest. Introduction. Copyright © 2020. Get some friends over to help you at this point. 2 years ago 430,125. 7 months ago on Step 3. on Introduction. I wanted one that I could build in a day, wouldn’t be too high up so as to worry me or other parents, and which was SIMPLE in design to maximize playtime and… It is safe and prudent to put together the walls on the ground before fastening them in place. You can also carve out the windows and doors before you nail them to the platform. What hold down bracket did you use? Feb 20, 2014 - In spring of 2013, I decided to bust out and build a tree house for my daughter Ursula, which I’d never done before. Pick a spot for the platform where there are firm branches or posts to give it tough support. Reply The design changed as I was building it - I didn't end up adding the braces drawn in the bottom left elevation, and I built an entrance platform that I hadn't originally planned. The top set of beams will be the floor height of your treehouse. This article is a DIY simple tree house ideas and guide. Can you tell me the outside dimensions of this tree house? Building a Treehouse. Thanks again for your post, it has given me the info I needed to complete my own treehouse...Take care, Jim, Question Next install the perimeter beams to the top set o beams and square them up using the 3,4,5 rule. It is a quick way to square something. I am curious how much actual growth I can expect (the internet indicates about .1 inches of diameter per year for a Hickory) and would be interested in seeing what your attachment points look like 5 years later. One of the better and visually instructive posts, thanks so much! The top set of beams will be the floor height of your treehouse. By bloomie972 in Workshop Woodworking. This is the best part of the project because you will be able to stand on the platform when this step is complete. Step 3: Materials. Once the walls are put up, using an expanse of batten and shingles, place the roof and make it safe and secure in place with nails and rope. One question though: Do you only use one holdown bracket for the knee braces and then tie the two 2x6s together? Raise railings by pegging wooden bars at regular intervals, crisscrossed by ropes or wooden rods. To start the construction on how to make a treehouse, place a strong slab of wood to act as a platform at the base of the tree house to ensure its safety and endurance. Falling out is one of the biggest hazards of a treehouse. Excellent post. Keep track of the growth of tree and tack in creaks or broken wood immediately for safety. Did you leave any space between the floor joists that are lagged and the tree? Then go back and level out the middle piece and screw it in then you can use the jig off of that for all the bottoms. I used shingles cut in half to seal around the tree and shingled the rest of the roof like normal. I built my own also.. To install the deck boards start at one end and let the boards hang over the edge long ways so you can make a clean cut with a circular saw at the end. on Introduction. Lag two sets of beams to the tree using a 3/4 diameter x 10" lag screw. Keep the tree house not far away from ground level. Here is a vid of a project I used also for ideas, but he was good enough to post how it faired after just 4 years..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7D9vMdTuuE&feature=youtu.be @ 2:12. 8 months ago Unlike the simple tree house guides from above, this guide has detailed instructions to building a good tree house. 3 years ago. Question 11 months ago, You talk about lag screws / bolts and I can see a bracket to hold the knee braces, are these standard items from a specialist supplier, please can you send details.thank you.Joff, Question Thanks for all the feedback and compliments. For the ladder I used treated wood since it is in contact with the soil. I used a 4:12 for the rise and run and this was a good slope to stand on while doing the shingles. I need to know how to cut the top side where the brace connects to the floor joists. I made a jig out of a scrap piece of wood cut to 4" to speed up the installing process and to make sure they are all spaced evenly. Plan the DIY simple tree house ideas and do your groundwork by estimating the dimensions, size, and measurements.