Dreaming Of Building Your Kids A Treehouse? Read This!

For kids, a treehouse is the dream. Every child - well, every adventurous child anyway, wants a treehouse of their own. A secret space in the garden where they can go to play, spend time with their friends, and have adventures. If you have a good sized garden and a couple of strong trees, then you might be considering building your kids a treehouse. The question is, how should you go about it?


Get inspired. Step one is to get inspired. Go online and use resources like Pinterest to look at different types of treehouses. Maybe you already have an idea of what you want the structure to be like, but it doesn’t hurt to spend some time getting ideas - you never know, you might come across a concept that you’ve never even thought of. So it’s worth spending some time browsing other people’s treehouse designs so that you can get the ideas and inspiration that you need.

Start by making a plan. The next step is to make a plan for the project. In order to be able to construct a safe structure, you need a plan. If you don’t feel comfortable creating the plan yourself, there are plenty of free designs online that you could download and use. A plan is crucial, as without one you won’t know what materials you need or how to put the structure together.

Choose a tree. Before you can begin to create the treehouse, you need to choose a tree for it. Ideally, you want this tree to be big and strong so that the structure is safe. To ensure that the tree is healthy, it could be worth calling in an expert, like a tree specialist from If you are going to build a treehouse on a tree, you need to know that the tree is healthy, as otherwise, the structure may not be safe for your kids to use. You may also want to have a few branches removed from the tree, to make building the structure a little easier.

Pick the ideal height. As for the height of the treehouse, what you want to do is choose the perfect height. You want it to be high enough off the ground that it feels like a special space to your kids, but not so high that they could seriously hurt themselves should they fall. Ideally, you want the floor of the treehouse to be between six and seven foot tall, and no higher.

Then. Just. Get building. Once you’ve got everything else sorted and have got your hands on all the materials that you need, all that’s left to do is get building. Don’t rush the process, take it one step at a time. Once the structure is complete, it’s a good idea to sand it down and varnish it, to ensure that it stands the test of time. You can then add special wood paint to decorate it in a way that your kids will love.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about building your kids a beautiful treehouse that they will love and cherish for many years to come. 

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