Step 1 - You might think we should start with the tree, but I didnt take any pictures of the trees before I started, so lets skip ahead.
Step 2 - Build bracketry. Why use just wood when using metal means I get to weld something?
Step 3 - Integrate wood and metal
Step 4 - Attach supports to tree. The supports run up at a 45° angle to support the four main beams.
(i thought they turned out pretty nice, if i do say so myself)
Step 5 - Step back and get the big picture. Those are some tall trees
Step 6 - Repeat process on second tree. Here is a shot of one side complete and the second side going up
Step 7 - Install floor so you dont have to keep balancing on the small edge of the 2x6s.
Step 8 - Enjoy!
But the evolution is not complete - we have the support structure and floor in place, but the treehouse is missing the 'house' part (a 'treefloor' just doesnt have the same ring to it). Check back later to see how it progresses.
After over 10 years in this house, we are moving on
We are back this year with a new crew and a brand new racer
I will be sure to take a run for you my friend
Hiking, biking, kayaking all around the state
A quick dip in Puget Sound to ring in the new year