The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Tree House
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- Atlantic Publishing Group
More About This Title The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Tree House
This book will show you how to create one of these sky-high getaways, whether it is a child s play area or an adult hideaway. The oldest documented tree house is located in England on the grounds of Pitchford Hall and dates back to the 17th century. This proves that a tree house can be a lasting investment, especially if you choose the right tree and the right materials. This book will show you how to select a tree, prepare the tree, purchase the best materials, use the right tools, and buy lumber. You will learn about the tree house basics and the anatomy of a stable tree house, including four corners, diagonal support, sturdy flooring, a reliable ladder and railing, and a leak-proof roof. In this book you will also learn about waterproofing, safety precautions, and building regulations and restrictions. You will be provided with design, building, and decorating tips, as well as non-technical drawings to aid you in the building process. This book details supports, windows, skylights, and tree house designs. There is also an additional section on all the accessories you can add on to your house, like a ladder hoist, a fireman s pole, swings, a zip line, a pulley and basket, a rope bridge, and a trap door. Completed with a full-color insert from tree houses around the nation, we will provide you with dozens of helpful tips, tricks, and suggestions to kick-start your endeavor of a treetop hideaway.