Whimsical tree house – A tree house is expected to be cozy and whimsical – perhaps even magical at times. But one aspect required of a tree house is that it is stable and safe, especially for children often play in or around the structure. When constructing a tree house, using the right tools and materials to ensure that the finished product is robust. The average do-it-yourselves can build a tree house is magical and whimsical, yet strong and sturdy.
Whimsical tree house building will require a myriad of tools. You will need the most basic tools such as a circular saw, hand saw, hammer, tool belt, square and square, tape measure, chalk and chisel. You will also need some other tools that are not typical of the carpenter’s tool belt: thumb wrench, ladder, scaffolding and pruning shears, 1/2-inch drive ratchet and sockets, reciprocating saw and a screwdriver.
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When building a whimsical tree house, stick to the materials that are the easiest to work with. Tin is better than shingles when applying a ceiling. The tin require much less labor to install than shingles and tin is much stronger. All exposed materials should be treated or weather. Use the 4-by-4 or 6-by-6 posts for the floor and bracing. Use lag bolts to build a robust whimsical tree house. They should be 6 to 8 inches long, galvanized and not less than 1/2 inches in diameter.