<p>EZ Treehouse Plans Part One
Designed and built by Fred Lundgren
C.A.D. by John Gallagher
First of all, thanks for purchasing our advanced treehouse plans. If you
previously purchased the basic treehouse plans for $9.95, you will find part (1) of
the advanced plans to be a primer for the step-by-step C.A.D. plans in part (2). We
considered offering our advanced plans without the narrative and pictures included
in the basic plans but instead, decided to leave the basic plans intact as part (1)
because they give an excellent overview of treehouse construction. Therefore,
these advanced plans are comprised of improved basic plans plus 40 C.A.D.
drawings with a step-by-step narrative associated with each drawing.
These plans are sufficiently detailed to remove all the guesswork and many
of the errors from your project. So, we suggest you read part (1) and then print out
the materials list at the end of part (1) and then gather your materials. Hopefully,
building your treehouse with the assistance of our plans will be a rewarding project
for all concerned.
The first item on your agenda is to pick out the best tree. The tree should
have a well defined singular trunk that branches into a limb and branch canopy
which is larger than floor size the tree house you are planning to build which will
probably be 8 ft x 8 ft or smaller. Alternatively, you can use a tall tree with a
single trunk. If you choose such a tree, like a tall pine, you should position the
trunk in the inside corner of the treehouse, so it will consume the least amount of
floor space. Also, a treehouse with a single trunk which extends above the roof of
the treehouse will take on the look of a elevated cabin with a big chimney in the
middle, which may be unattractive. The tree you select should be strong. Here is
a good rule of thumb. Fast growing trees are usually weaker and slower growing
trees are usually stronger. For example, a strong oak is better than a fruit tree.
Generally speaking, it's best to choose