|Project by Culprit||posted 09-20-2013 07:28 AM||1798 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
Here is the treehouse I designed and built for my kids. It spans two Poplar trees in our backyard and is held up in the trees with 4 bolts – 2 in each tree. Aside from getting to see one of the happy clients, this video shows the construction details, gives dimensions, types of joints, and method of attachment to the trees.
The treehouse is 3 years old now and is still in perfect condition with no maintenance at all (other than visual inspection). The video shows how much gap I left in the decking around the trees. That gap has been used up. I will need to trim the deck boards back some before spring. Also, the standoff distance shown in the last picture above has been used up by the tree growing. I mentioned in the video that when that happens I planned to back the bolts off a turn or so each year, but I’m not going to do that just yet. I’m going to give it another year or two and see what happens. So far it’s strong and steady and the trees are healthy so I’m going to leave well enough alone and just keep watching it.
Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions.