Building a treehouse is one of the most creative and fun activities a family can indulge in. You and your kids can make great memories building your treehouse together and it will be a great project to have with your child. Here are 5 DIY ideas to build a treehouse. Your kids and you can build a great project together and it will be a satisfying experience! If you add a swinging wall, slide the play-station, and add some climbing accessories it will create a fun play-set for your child’s treehouse.
The first step to building a treehouse is to find the best tree house plans and resources available. You may be surprised at how much time you can save if you buy plans at the beginning and build the treehouse once your time is up. With so many different plans, there are so many choices available that you will find the right plan for your child. They are also easy to follow and inexpensive too!
A good place to start would be the treehouse you have always wanted. Look around your yard for trees that would work well as a treehouse. These could include maples, elms, spruces, or even a maple tree with a bonsai plant planted on it. Make sure you keep in mind what the branches of these trees are like, because it would be a waste of money to put a bonsai on a tree that has no leaves on it. Once you have found one to use as the foundation for your treehouse, your next step is to decide what kind of tree you would like as your base for the treehouse.
Decide on the size of your tree and what branch you would like it to have. Then choose the type of wood you want your treehouse to be made out of. Be sure that the wood is durable so that it is resistant to the weather as well as your child’s rough use. Also look into the size of your budget and see what type of materials you need to complete your treehouse. Many people use plastic for tree houses, but it does not hold up as well as more expensive woods. If you cannot afford to purchase expensive materials, try using inexpensive items like old newspapers or newspaper envelopes.
Next you can let your child’s imagination go wild when it comes to the design and style of the treehouse. You can create a story or a movie script with the treehouse when you build it. If you want something more natural look to it, make it with cardboard. You can also paint or stain the walls of the treehouse so it looks like it is part of nature. If you are artistic, you can cut out designs or patterns from your favorite magazines or newspapers.
If you want to keep the cost down, you can buy a ready-made treehouse. It is just as easy and cheap to get a ready-made treehouse ready to assemble than it is to make one.