Occasionally a child who avoids the dream to have a partytheir cozy tree house. However, not all the crumbs of it comes true. Meanwhile, even as an adult, you can realize your childhood dreams by building a hideaway in the crown of oak and loved relaxing on the heights of the whole family. And if you have already become parents, imagine how your crumbs will please a wonderful tree house, allows you to hide from the world and observe nature from the height ?!
- What an idea to base
- What wood is suitable for construction
- Basic rules of construction at height
- The necessary work tools and materials
- Step by step instructions of building
What an idea to base
If you decide to build a house on their own treehands in adulthood, such a facility could turn into an architectural masterpiece. As a child, even a box appears to housing, adults also want to do everything thoroughly, reliably and beautiful - to rest the soul and please the eye.
If you plan to build a tree house forchildren, and do not will use it, whereas all relatively simple. Suitable and tiny structure, the main thing - the bright colors, entertainment devices and, of course, increased safety. Here, for example, in the photo below are all present. Your crumbs will be crazy about such a gift.
Meanwhile, the current construction of such partsrecreation altitude reached a high level, so treat yourself like "Towers" can and not having children. Who is actively developing the construction of houses in the trees for a variety of needs. The crowns of the trees you can see restaurants, tea rooms, hotel and even residential apartments - with utilities and furniture. The largest in the world this wonderful house is located at an altitude of Scotland, its area reaches 557 square meters. The dining room can easily accommodate 120 guests. Proprietor had to pay for the project $ 7 million, but there is no release from the visitors.
Swedish authorities have distinguished generosity, decoratingunusual public park house about 12 square meters. Every visitor to the park can enjoy a stay in this wonderful attics. There are a couple of balconies, terrace with a hammock, a wonderful library, kitchen and even the toilet.
Swedes, apparently, liked to spend time inheight, so one of the local entrepreneurs built a hotel with 5 rooms. The design consists of aluminum plates. The hotel is connected to electricity, the rooms are heated and have private bathrooms and a kitchenette where you can prepare coffee and breakfast.
In Japan, on the territory of the museum, in the midst of the garden with cherry blossoms eminent architect built an unusual tea house where you can go to every visitor and take part in a tea ceremony at a height.
But such masterpieces - the lot of entrepreneurs andrich. However, your tree house plan may be no less interesting, though not so well-known. The main thing - imagination, desire, time and sound approach. Some families in your garden make ships or flying saucers, other cabin on the shower, and some build castles. Choose "own" the project and forward - toward a dream in the sky!
What wood is suitable for construction
Before you look, how to build a tree house,you need to decide on the venue and platform for such a structure, because it is important that Terem was not only beautiful, but also safe, durable. If you choose wood is wrong, you risk "throw away" the money and time. How to do everything correctly?
First, check all the trees in your yard.
Secondly, choose the best for the implementation of thisthe idea of the breed. For example, pine - is not the best platform for the construction of places of rest at a height because she prickly branches and annoying "inhabitants" - ants. In general, the majority of softwood different insufficient stability to give the lodge have to use the strength of a few trees. Lipa will not work because the viscosity of wood, anything securely consolidate on this trunk will be problematic. In poplar, willow and chestnut weak roots, therefore, Mansion on them to build a dangerous, because the structure may collapse with the tree. What stay? Experts recommend opting for oak, maple, fir, arborvitae, or that are stable, handsome and strong. However, for a tiny baby attics will fit perfectly and the apple tree, but for adults it is better not to climb.
Third, find a suitable breed - half the battle, you also need to competently approach to the process of selection of the tree and the place where it grows. What are the requirements to be considered?
- The land must not be gritty.
- Do not start construction too old, or, conversely, young trees, which can not withstand the weight of the structure.
- Prefer branched trunks with branches growing horizontally, then you will have a lot of support points.
- Threads for attaching the design must be more than 20 centimeters in diameter.
- Check the trunk and branches that they had no cracks, the sharp contraction and signs of rot.
- Inspect the crown, and took to drink weak and withered branches, as they later will still break the wind, what can damage the components of the house.
Basic rules of construction at height
So you've decided that your garden will decorate the houseon the tree, how to build such a miracle Mansion competently? Are there any secrets? As in each case, this process has its own characteristics. Most importantly - do not harm the tree, because it is - "foundation" of your structure. What kind of rules to follow to keep the "health" of the plant?
- the bark can be cut only half the depth, otherwise you will destroy the tree;
- If the trunk is bent, the construction should be repeated this bending;
- major works, try to carry out on the ground, has saved the plant from excessive loads;
- keep in mind that the tree can still grow and change its shape.
If the chamber's for crumbspobespokoytes to all components of the structure were protected - walls or rails. For the safety of movement kids need reliable ladder. Focus on the age, sometimes a rope ladder - not the best solution. If you want to avoid trouble, Build out wooden steps. Again, for the kids to build a better gaming facilities at low altitude, using natural materials, but instead of nails - the nuts and bolts to be drowned in the trunk / branches.
The necessary work tools and materials
To build "paradise" on the height, you must have the desire, time, skillful hands, the necessary tools and materials.
Spend "inventory" in your garage or shed and prepare such tools:
- building level,
- a hammer,
You will also need protective clothing and gloves.
It's important to know! All wooden elements are pre-impregnated with a special compound that protects the wood from rotting.
The following is an inventory of materials, to determine what is already in your household, missing purchase.
Take, for example, a list of materials needed for the average house size:
- 2 on the board 4 meters (5 to 25 cm);
- 6 boards 3 meters in length (5 to 15 cm);
- Timber 3 to 4 meters in length (5 to 15 cm);
- other boards, plywood for handrails, stairs, walls;
- a cable with a diameter of 0.6 cm;
- 8 perforated plates of metal, fastened to the bars;
- Stainless steel / galvanized screws;
- nails, screws, hooks, and other components for attachment;
- other items according to your design and drawing.
Step by step instructions of building
Standard height - 3 meters, of course, if the Towers will use small crumbs, it can be mounted below. So, how to make a tree house with the help of the components listed above?
Take timber, loose nail nailed to the branch,situated at a distance of less than 30 centimeters from the floor of the future attics. Using the level and secure the opposite end of the rail on the other branch is strictly horizontal. Repeat the process with the other side of the trunk. Make sure that the boards are flush. Carefully remove the rack, measure the distance between the place where the nails were. Then, 4 m subtract this figure, the resulting number is divided into two - a segment size that you need to measure from the edge of the boards (5 to 25 cm). In these places, drill holes with a diameter of 1.5 cm. You also need to make on each side has one such hole, departing from the first segment equal to the distance between the holes on the branches. Between the holes using a saw or jigsaw is necessary to make the slot in which you have to install a spacer to fix the board, and at the desired distance from the trunk / branches. Materials not recommended to fasten, leaning against a tree, since it can continue to grow.
When the foundation is ready, you can proceed to the floor. To do this, cut the boards. 2 boards (5 by 15 cm) should be equal to the length of the deck, the remaining 4 - 10 cm shorter. Short screws to attach the board of one of the longest (perpendicular). The construction lift up and tie to the supports. Then secure the second long board. Further, the case will go to the metal plates. To make the chamber's more stable, you can make stops. This requires a board 5 to 10 cm. The stops with screws, attach the lap. On the floor grid, set the board, making the gap of 1 cm (matchbox), because the water must be free to drain away, and not stay in the house. Previously on the boards should be made cutouts for the trunk and branches. Their diameter is recommended to do more than 5 cm, because the plant will continue to evolve.
From the remnants of the material make a staircaseand railings. Gaps between the floor and the railings better sheathing plywood or boards. The roof can be made of tarpaulin. To do this, at a height of 2 meters on either side of attics 2 screw hook, you need to pull a cable between them. A cable perekin'te tarpaulin on the perimeter and corners, pulling, lock cloth. Ladder make at its discretion. Babies prefer the rope, however, consider the age of the "owners" of the house.
Now Mansion is possible to paint, decorate, equipfurniture and attractions, for example, a swing or slide. Attracted to the work of all members of the family, and boring process turn into an exciting adventure.
Treehouse - a wonderful opportunity to return to childhood and to make happy their crumbs.