What do I need to know before building a Treehouse? Understanding Treehouse Process

What do I need to know before building a Treehouse?

The Durability of Your Treehouse Build

You've just decided to take on your next DIY project, building a treehouse! At Tree Top Builders, we handle all the hard stuff, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the building process. Were you looking to be more involved with your backyard build? We can help you with that! As a future treehouse owner, it's always a great idea to learn all there is to know about your treehouse! Today's blog post will cover the various types of treehouse hardware that helps keep your treehouse build thriving for years to come!


What Our Hardware Does

Various pieces go into a treehouse which helps to keep it durable for years to come. Some of the most well-known pieces include Lag Bolts and Treehouse Attachment Bolts. Lag Bolts are some of the toughest types of screws out there. They are generally used to connect heavy lumber and other materials to trees in applications that have a horizontal component to the load. Some examples of lag bolt applications are securing knee braces (diagonal supports) and cable hanger to trees. These pieces of hardware are necessary to understand when learning how to build your treehouse.

The Treehouse Attachment Bolt(TAB) is the alternative to the Lag bolt. This Tree Top Builders design is ideal for keeping the tree healthy while supporting the load of the treehouse structure.


Treehouse Attachment Bolts, or TABs, are one of the most important structural elements of the build. They work as "artificial" tree limbs and carry vertical loads similar to how trees support weight naturally. Our TABs have 3" diameter high-strength steel collars that distribute the vertical forces they carry over a large area of tree fibers. This allows them to support extremely large loads. Our standard line of TABs also has 1.25" diameter perches that allow loads to be placed a range of distances from the tree itself, allowing the tree to grow for many years without contacting any of the treehouse structural supports, which ensures the long-term health of the tree. The amazing thing about this system is that the connections actually get stronger over time, as the tree adds new growth around the TAB, increasing the engaged surface area of the wood fibers surrounding and supporting it.



These high-grade steel brackets that attach to the TAB bolt provide a strong foundation to begin building your treehouse structure! These Brackets and much more are available on our website: Treehousesupplies.com

Mastering the Treehouse Basics

On our youtube channel, we have videos that will talk you through the workshop that Tree Top Builders offer for aspiring treehouse builders. Our master carpenters will walk you through the steps of constructing your new project. No matter what your level of experience is, we will help teach you the skills to build your own treehouse. Everything you need to start your build is conveniently located on our website. Feel free to contact us with questions about your project! If you're ready to start your building process today, call us at 610-696-1066 or email us at info@treetopbuilders.net to talk to a member of our sales staff who would love to help you make this summer the best one yet! 

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