Building A Tree House
A floating bracket is basically a platform support that can be used to span between two or more trees. We used two on our project.
The floating bracket slides onto the TAB and allows the tree to move freely and independently in any direction, while keeping the treehouse structure from moving.
We laminated two 2×10-14 pressure-treated boards to make a beam and mounted the brackets to the bottom. We would hang out floor josts off this beam.
Building the Platform
We used 2×10 pressure treated lumber for the treehouse floor system. The entire platform of the tree house is 8 x 14’ long. The treehouse is 8’x8’ and there are two 36” decks on either end.
- Treehouse: 8’ x 8’
- Two decks: 3’ x 8’ decks
The floor system consists of two outside double 2×10 beams with 2×10 joists installed between them, direct nailed and supported by galvanized hangers.
Opposite of the floating beam is a beam that is supported by two 6” x6” pressure treated posts connected post to beam, and post to footing galvanized connections.
Each post received three diagonal post to platform brackets. The two concrete footings have 10” deep galvanized j-bolt, and is 10” in diameter and is 48” deep.