5 Things You Need to Know Before Building a Treehouse

5 Things You Need to Know Before Building a Treehouse
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Building a treehouse can be a fun activity to do with your kids or for your kids depending on their ages. There are certain things you will need to know before you can even start the project. Once you figure out those things, it will make the building of the project go more smoothly than if you do not. 

Time to do a Little Homework Before You Start Building

There are a few things you need to make sure you have a clear understanding of before you start construction on your plans of building a treehouse...

1. Local Building Codes

Before you do anything else check the local building codes in your area. Some local codes will not even allow you to build a structure in a tree. It is better to find this out first than to invest a lot of time and money into the project to only have to tear it down.

Even if your local building codes allow you to build a treehouse there may be size requirements and there may be rules as far as where on your property that you can place said treehouse. You will want to be certain that anything you build on your property is up to code.

2. Pick a Tree

After you check local building codes and you know what trees you are allowed to chose from, you will want to make sure to pick a large, healthy, and strong tree that you trust. If you are wanting to build a very large tree house you may want to consider using more than one tree to support it.

3. Make a Blueprint

Take the time to create a complete blueprint of the treehouse you are wanting to build. Make sure that you use exact measurements so that you will be able to figure out how much material you will need easily. If you want any doors or windows make sure to include them in the plan. Make sure to add a swing or two while making your plan.

4. Materials Needed 

You will use your blueprint to figure out exactly what materials you will need. This will include several brackets and braces to make a sturdy treehouse. Make sure you do your research and purchase everything you will need to complete the treehouse. 

5. Tools Needed

You will want to make sure that you have all the tools you will need to build a solid structure. You will want to know that the treehouse you build is strong and durable before you allow your children to play in it. You will likely want to invest in some power tools for this project. A nail gun will be an important tool when it comes to building this structure.

Do Your Research

If you are not an experienced carpenter make sure you do your research when you are developing your blueprint. You will want to be certain that the structure you are building is sturdy and that it will be safe for your children to play on for many years to come. 

The Next Step is to Get Your Construction Started

Once you know the 5 things you need to know it is time to start construction. Go ahead and start your research so that you can get started on this treehouse as soon as possible. Your kids are growing like weeds and you will want them to get to enjoy it for as long as possible. Get started in figuring out these 5 items today so that your children can be swinging from their treehouse in no time.