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Treehouses: A Step-By-Step Guide to Designing & Building a Safe & Sound Structure (Knack: Make It Easy)

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Part dream book and part practical guide, Knack Treehouses takes you a big step closer to having a house in the treetops. Featuring 400 full-color photos, it covers all there is to know about designing and building unique elevated dwellings—both for kids and for adults. Plans are given for trunk treehouses, branch treehouses, and treehouses between two or more trees, with step-by-step instructions for safe construction. A treehouse can be a playhouse, a getaway, or a commitment to green living, and with Knack Treehouses in hand, you can rest assured that whether youre on a tight budget or have millions to spend, theres a treehouse for you!
 
400 full-color photos covering:

Single- and Multi-Tree Options

Tree Selection * Supplies

Plans * Rules & Regulations

Safety * Supports * Steps

Doors, Windows, Roofs

Playhouses * Forts

Dream Designs

Synopsis:

Knack Treehouses covers all there is to know about designing, building, and enjoying unique elevated dwellings—both for kids and for adults.
 

Synopsis:

Part dreambook and part practical guide, Knack Treehouses takes the reader a big step closer to having a house in the treetops. Replete with 450 full-color photographs, it covers all there is to know about designing, building, and enjoying unique elevated dwellings—both for kids and for adults. It also includes extensive information on materials and building techniques, including tips on tree selection and evaluation. Specific plans are given for trunk treehouses, branch treehouses, and treehouses between two trees, with each plan including step-by-step instructions for safe construction.

About the Author

Lon Levin is the illustrator of eleven titles in FalconGuide's Basic Illustrated series. Lon's sideline business is home remodeling and he is bringing his whimsical imagination, appreciation for design, and understanding of construction into play  for Knack Treehouses.

Dan Wright is a professional treehouse builder. He has learned from some of the industry's pioneers and created Tree Top Builders.  Dan's specialty is kids treehouses and he constructs every tree house to the highest quality and safety standards.

Table of Contents

Knack Treehouses

 

Contents

 

Introduction

  

Chapter 1 Treehouse Dreams

Treehouse Dreams

Treehouse Dream Design

Treehouse Design Statements

Art and Study Centers

Treehouse Industry

Treehouse Resorts

 

 

Chapter 2 Treehouse Styles

Single Trunk Treehouses

Two Tree Treehouse

Three Tree Treehouse

Four Tree Treehouse

Trees and Posts

Unique Treehouse Support

 

Chapter 3 Treehouse Types

Rustic Treehouses

Treetop Playhouses

Treetop Forts and Outposts

Specialty Treehouses

Found Objects treehouse

Attractive Treehouses

 

Chapter 4 Tree Selection

Best Varieties

Vertical Trees

Branching Trees

Using Multiple Trees

Tree Health

Tree Diseases

 

Chapter 5 Treehouse Planning

The Plan

Codes and Regulations

Working the Plan

Respect the Tree

Lumber

Support

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6 Treehouse Platforms & Supports

Radiating Spokes

Flexible Brackets

Suspension Systems

Garnier Limb

One of a Kind

Post Support

 

Chapter 7 Treehouse Access

Tree Steps

Tree Stairs

Rope Ladder

Tree Handles

Adventurous Access

Unique access

 

Chapter 8 Treehouse Windows & Doors

Basic Doors

Different Doors

Windows

More Windows

Custom Windows

Custom doors & Openings

 

Chapter 9 Treehouse Roofs

Wood Roofing

Alternate Roofing

Metal Roofing

Recycled Roofing

Unique Roofing

The Future

 

Chapter 10 Fun Features

The Fort

Bridges & Walkways

Pulleys, Beds, Hammocks…

Fun Accessories

More Fun accessories

Another Word about Fun

 

Chapter 11 Tools

Hand Tools

More hand Tools

Power Tools

More Power Tools

Special Tools

More Special Tools

 

 

 

Chapter 12 Hardware

Bolts

Screws

Nails

Braces & Brackets

Adhesives & Glues

Specila Fasteners

 

 

Chapter 13 Materials

Lumber

Posts

Roofing

Decking

Siding

Railings

 

 

Chapter 14 Support Construction

Prep the Site

Bolt Support System

Setting the Beams

Attaching Joists

Blocking

Cleanup

 

 

Chapter 15 Platform Building

 

Check Decking Materials

Setting Deck in Place

Decking Around the Tree

Trimming the Deck Edges

Clean Up

Double Check Everything

 

 

Chapter 16 Framing & walls

Organizing House Lumber

Base Plates

Erecting the First wall

Erecting the Rest

Panel types

Stain, Paint & Finish

 

 

Chapter 17 Roofing

Roofing Types

Framing the rafters

Attach the Roofing

Trim the Roof

Attaching Rubber Gasket

Troubleshoot the Roof

 

 

Chapter 18 Access

Stair Support

Framing the Platform

Stringers

Treads

Railing

Exrtras

 

 

Chapter 19 Adding Services

Electricity

Plumbing

Cable

Furniture

Playthings

Spread 6:Accessories

 

 

Chapter 20 Resource Directory

 

Index

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599217833
Author:
Levin, Lon
Publisher:
Knack
Editor:
Jones, Allen Morris
Contribution by:
Wright, Dan
Contribution:
Wright, Dan
Author:
Wright, Dan
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - General
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Tree houses
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Subject:
Home Construction-Outdoor Structures
Subject:
General House & Home
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Knack: Make It Easy
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 full-color photographs
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 8.5 in

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Part dreambook and part practical guide, Knack Treehouses takes the reader a big step closer to having a house in the treetops. Replete with 450 full-color photographs, it covers all there is to know about designing, building, and enjoying unique elevated dwellings—both for kids and for adults. It also includes extensive information on materials and building techniques, including tips on tree selection and evaluation. Specific plans are given for trunk treehouses, branch treehouses, and treehouses between two trees, with each plan including step-by-step instructions for safe construction.

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