Knack Treehouses: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing & Building a Safe & Sound Structure

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599217833
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It Easy Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,023,650
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Knack Treehouses Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Treehouse DreamsTreehouse DreamsTreehouse Dream DesignTreehouse Design StatementsArt and Study CentersTreehouse IndustryTreehouse Resorts Chapter 2 Treehouse StylesSingle Trunk TreehousesTwo Tree TreehouseThree Tree TreehouseFour Tree TreehouseTrees and PostsUnique Treehouse Support Chapter 3 Treehouse TypesRustic TreehousesTreetop PlayhousesTreetop Forts and OutpostsSpecialty TreehousesFound Objects treehouseAttractive Treehouses Chapter 4 Tree SelectionBest VarietiesVertical TreesBranching TreesUsing Multiple TreesTree HealthTree Diseases Chapter 5 Treehouse PlanningThe PlanCodes and RegulationsWorking the PlanRespect the TreeLumberSupport Chapter 6 Treehouse Platforms & SupportsRadiating SpokesFlexible BracketsSuspension SystemsGarnier LimbOne of a KindPost Support Chapter 7 Treehouse AccessTree StepsTree StairsRope LadderTree HandlesAdventurous AccessUnique access Chapter 8 Treehouse Windows & DoorsBasic DoorsDifferent DoorsWindowsMore WindowsCustom WindowsCustom doors & Openings Chapter 9 Treehouse RoofsWood RoofingAlternate RoofingMetal RoofingRecycled RoofingUnique RoofingThe Future Chapter 10 Fun FeaturesThe FortBridges & WalkwaysPulleys, Beds, Hammocks…Fun AccessoriesMore Fun accessoriesAnother Word about Fun Chapter 11 ToolsHand ToolsMore hand ToolsPower ToolsMore Power ToolsSpecial ToolsMore Special Tools Chapter 12 HardwareBoltsScrewsNailsBraces & BracketsAdhesives & GluesSpecila Fasteners Chapter 13 MaterialsLumberPostsRoofingDeckingSiding Railings Chapter 14 Support ConstructionPrep the SiteBolt Support SystemSetting the BeamsAttaching JoistsBlockingCleanup Chapter 15 Platform Building Check Decking MaterialsSetting Deck in PlaceDecking Around the TreeTrimming the Deck EdgesClean UpDouble Check Everything Chapter 16 Framing & wallsOrganizing House LumberBase PlatesErecting the First wallErecting the RestPanel typesStain, Paint & Finish Chapter 17 RoofingRoofing TypesFraming the raftersAttach the RoofingTrim the RoofAttaching Rubber GasketTroubleshoot the Roof Chapter 18 AccessStair SupportFraming the PlatformStringersTreadsRailingExrtras Chapter 19 Adding ServicesElectricityPlumbingCableFurniturePlaythingsSpread 6:Accessories Chapter 20 Resource Directory Index

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