First thing first, choose strong and solid tree to build such as: oak, beech, maple and hemlock. If you don’t have a big tree in your backyard, don’t force it! You can only build a three house if your tree has a thick branch and strong enough to support the weight of the tree house
Oak Tree Wood
Flexibility is important
Flexibility is important in creating a tree house. It’s so much better if your tree twists or sways easily to accommodate movement but still solid enough to support the weight of the tree house.
Plan your project carefully
Plan you projects carefully. Keep it in mind that making a tree house is not an easy task! You need to plan everything from scratch until the finishing touch. Make the sketch on a piece of paper or use computer design (there’s nothing wrong with using technology for this). Analyze even the slightest details; make sure that the tree house will last long and solid to support several people.
Another important point is to think about the height of the tree house. The higher the tree house is placed the better the view will be, but think about wind exposure. If you make your tree house on the upper side of the tree it means more exposure to wind and during bad weather it could be dangerous. The ladder needs to be solid and well attached to the tree; high tree house can provoke risk of falling down.
Don’t do it yourself! No matter how good you are in building things, tree house is not the same thing. It requires several people to make it.
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