Are you ready to see a mind blowing treehouse that was built after a small conversation at a family get together? A burgeoning architect paired up with his cousin in order to craft their dream treehouse. Of course, the build was ostensibly for the cousin’s children but our architect had always dreamed of having his own little getaway. So, combining ideas the pair ended up building what you are about to see. Follow along as we go through their epic construction journey!
Every kid dreams of having their own secret getaway. When our architect was a kid he had always wanted to build his own treehouse. How cool would that be? However, he never got the chance as a kid. Now, grown up, he was ready to put his skills to the test to bring his dream to fruition.
Building a treehouse requires many safety features you wouldn’t expect. Here we see the joists are secured with zinc coated hurricane ties. These ties allow for the transfer of power and energy into the beams.
In the blink of an eye, the deck is complete and a smaller bridge is created in lieu of the suspension bridge. Here our architect notes that laying down the deck was the most miserable portion of the build.
If you look out the back of the treehouse you will see the incredible view on display. Of course, if you look out the front door you will see the backyard of the main house. Still, it’s a pretty sight.
Pac is fascinated by all of the noise and he loves when the squirrels come to visit. Of course, he’s also rubbish when it comes time to install the wall sheathing. The crew uses 15/32″ OSB and a jig saw to get this done.
The gang decides to use heat treated cedar siding on the exterior of the treehouse. Cedar is resistant to rot and it makes for a fantastic aesthetic finish. The crew pays roughly a dollar per linear foot.
They notice that the deck sways just a tiny bit so the decision is made to implement interior knee braces. These braces help to keep the structure more stable. The braces were installed with 8″ timber screws.
The team decides to cut down their cedar siding into 17″ long cedar boards. These boards become the roof shakes and boy do they come out well. This is done quickly and it saves a bit of money in the end.
While work plunged on outside the team wasted no time in polishing off the interior. Suddenly our treehouse looks like a polished work of art. Look at the window framing and the smooth finish on the walls. Not too shabby.
When the kids aren’t using the treehouse the family likes to be able to lock it down and keep it secure. Sliding storm doors look great and they provide a ton of security for their suddenly luxurious treehouse.
With a deft touch, we are able to see just how sleek a treehouse can look. They initially wanted to build the treehouse for the children but they also wanted it to be usable for adults. We can easily see a group getting together here for a few games and drinks.
Through the trees we can see the finished product. A lot of work, money, and time went into crafting this dream treehouse. It’s easy to see that the team got everything they wanted.
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