It is every kid’s dream when they look outside to the family’s backyard and see wasted space atop a sturdy tree. The adventure of building and owning a tree house is the summit of childhood as a tree house is widely considered the absolute coolest thing on the face of the earth to most seven to twelve year old children.
Building the Foundation of a Tree House It is every kid’s dream when they look outside to the family’s backyard and see wasted space atop a sturdy tree. The adventure of building and owning a tree house is the summit of childhood as a tree house is widely considered the absolute coolest thing on the face of the earth to most seven to twelve year old children. Tree houses can be transformed in a child’s imagination into everything from a medieval castle to besieged western fort but besides that, a tree house is simply the coolest thing that a little kid can claim as his or her own. But more than that, a tree house provides a family with quality time as it is being constructed and the building of a tree house can be just as rewarding to both the parent and the child as is the time spent playing in the tree house later. While building a tree house, as stated above, can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be somewhat time consuming and can also prove to be a challenge from time to time. It is especially this way for parents who do not know the first thing about building or constructing anything let alone a freestanding structure such as tree house. Hiring a company Construction companies in Utah can be contacted to perform such a job as building a tree house if the consumer actually wishes that it be done professionally. However, construction companies in Utah do not typically specialize in such things and may need a little convincing before agreeing to spend their time on a relatively small construction project. None the less, they are available for contact if that is what a person or parent desires. Be warned, however, that their costs could exceeded the cost of doing it yourself so be prepared to shell out some dough if this is the route you choose. If you wish to build a tree house by yourself or with your children instead of hiring the job out, there is one basic thing that you need to be aware of before moving forward with your project. That is a basic understanding of how structures are built, namely the use of foundations. Typically, all structures will be built upon a foundation. A buildings foundation provides the base on which it is built and is where the strength of a building comes from. Building the foundation The better a structure’s foundation the longer it will stand. But with a tree house there is not a traditional foundation of reinforced cement, instead, the tree house is built upon a solid platform supported by beams attached to the tree trunk. Attach a tree house’s platform to the trunk by securing supporting beams from the tree trunk to the bottom of the platform like legs from a table only the legs will be angled together and secured around the trunk of a tree and not placed on a dining room floor. This platform should be stable enough to support the weight of whatever structure will be built on top of it in the form of a tree house. By providing a sufficient base platform the builder of a tree house will be able to construct a tree house of their choosing a complete in safely. Photo Credit: Warren Long, Melolou
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