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Is a 12-in diameter tree stable enough to support a tree house?

I plan to build a tree house by bolting two (2) 2x6 on the side of this 12-in diameter tree: I don't know what tree it is and in the process of asking here: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/...
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How to calculate sizing for treehouse footing?

I would like to build a small free-standing treehouse without digging into ground and/or pouring concrete. Here is what I have in mind: It is, of course, for kids, so I don't think I need it to be ...
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Partial support of a beam

I want to attach a 2x12 beam to a treehouse attachment bolt bracket, and I want to double up the beam, as shown (the view is from underneath). The bracket is 2" wide, and apparently designed to ...
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How long do tree stumps take to decay? [closed]

I had a large tree in my yard cut down to about 8' above ground. It now has two stumps joined at the base. I am planning to build a treehouse for my kids around the stump with the weight being held by ...
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Knee brace alternative to support 12' 2x4 span for single tree treehouse

I see most treehouse's have knee braces to support the frame of their treehouse. I'm trying to find an alternative, if any, and also ask if my 2x4x12 frame will be strong enough. Here are pictures of ...
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Need Tree Platform Build Advice

First time here and I am hoping someone can help me with my issue. I have been planning platforms for the past couple weeks for the kids and am starting with the most basic one. Rough sketch is ...
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Best way to suspend beam end from cable

I'm about to buy hardware for a treehouse project, and am wondering about the best way to attach 3/8' galvanized cables to a 4x10 PT beam. The cables need to be attached near the ends of the beam to ...
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Knee brace support hold down bracket for treehouse [duplicate]

I cannot seem to find the right bracket to use as a hold down on the tree side for a treehouse knee brace beam. I need to find one that can bolted to the tree and hold two 2x8's. It looks just like ...
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Knee Brace support Hanger for Treehouse

I am going to be building a Treehouse soon, and am researching the best and most cost effective means to do so. I am good on the platform and beams (using Treehouse Attachment Bolts), and am going to ...
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Building an inverted climbing wall onto a tree?

We have a cottonwood tree in our back yard with a treehouse in it, I have one vertical climbing wall on one side, but we're thinking of putting an inverted wall on the other. The tree is one large ...
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How much weight will a 4“x8”x20ft oak beam support?

I am building a tree house. I will cut two support beams from oak to support the building. How much weight will a 4"x8"x20ft oak beam support? I will be working between two trees.
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How to tie treehouse cross beam to tree branch notch without harming tree

I am building a tower style tree house and have a perfect tree with a notch to act as one of the 4 support posts. The other three posts will be 4x4s with cement footers. I was thinking of resting a ...
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How long can I run a joist without supporting it in the middle?

I am building a tree house with a bridge from one tree to another. What is the maximum distance I could run a joist for the bridge without supporting it in the middle?
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Source for sample designs for a Tree House?

I have a nice tree in my backyard, the base is easily 10+ feet in circumference. I want to build my son a tree house. More correctly I want to build a tree house with my son. I was wondering if ...
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Suggestions for treehouse platform support without posts

I'm building a treehouse in a fully grown 50 foot tree that has four trunks (as it were) each of which is between a half foot to a foot in diameter. First, is this a good candidate for a small tree ...
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How can I repair a Palruf roof?

I've installed a couple of transparent Palruf PVC sheets for a treehouse roof. I've gotten some small (several inch) holes in it that I'd like to patch up. I have some small pieces of Palruf left over ...