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cranbrook2 10-18-2007 05:05 PM

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That sounds like a good post for a 9 ft birdhouse


cranbrook2 10-23-2007 07:43 AM

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That thing's incredible...do you put those in trees?
Unfortunately i don,t have any trees in my yard that i can put them in so find old dead trees and then i dig a hole and put them in.
I also use old barn beams for the smaller birdhouses.

I had a bad lightning storm a few years ago and it took down a large northern pine so i used it for these two birdhouses.

It is much easier if you do have a half tree still standing, it saves on the digging and is obviously much stronger.

cranbrook2 10-23-2007 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Oilcan View Post
That thing's incredible...do you put those in trees?
Unfortunately i don,t have any trees in my yard that i can put them in so find old dead trees and then i dig a hole and put them in.
I also use old barn beams for the smaller birdhouses.

I had a bad lightning storm a few years ago and it took down a large northern pine so i used it for these two birdhouses.

It is much easier if you do have a half tree still standing, it saves on the digging and is obviously much stronger.

CallMeVilla 03-11-2013 10:42 AM

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Answer is YES. A couple of years ago, I built a large tree house anchored to one dead and two living redwoods. The main thing is to use bolts or lag screws of sufficient size to ensure stability. You also need to provide additional support for the platform using 4x4 or 6x6 posts tied to your floor joists.

I chose to use a triangular support system at the tree points to increase the span and strength of the support. With three trees, my lateral movement was minimized under most forseeable conditions, so the main thing was downward load strength. You can see from these pics how I did it. GO FOR IT!


CallMeVilla 03-11-2013 10:42 AM

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Answer is YES. A couple of years ago, I built a large tree house anchored to one dead and two living redwoods. The main thing is to use bolts or lag screws of sufficient size to ensure stability. You also need to provide additional support for the platform using 4x4 or 6x6 posts tied to your floor joists.

I chose to use a triangular support system at the tree points to increase the span and strength of the support. With three trees, my lateral movement was minimized under most forseeable conditions, so the main thing was downward load strength. You can see from these pics how I did it. GO FOR IT!


CallMeVilla 03-11-2013 12:54 PM

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Here is another view of the angled braces I used at each connection point on the trees.



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