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Old 02-03-2011, 01:28 PM   #21
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Venom ( John I think) would this be a doable option for what I want? This is another forumI'm a member to.
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instead of having posts that go to the ground, save a little bit of space.
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Ya, John, Venom, V.... I amswer to most anything.
Hard to tell sturdiness and longevity from a little pic. Nice work though. I do see he made use of alot of brackets. To me, the height your going up, I would prefer ground support. Not alot of space requirements for 4x4'*. And really bulletproof support.
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Ok I think I have it figured out.the tree is 11' circumference, taking up 80% of the tree due to not wanting to be over neighbors' fences all around 8.8 tree space.. extending 8' out will give me a circumference of 32'(I calculated it wrong so I went out and made a mock up in the snow and measured it)
Placing a 4x4 every 8 feet and supporting it in a crisscross pattern to each other.
To the tree I will attach 8 of the hurricane clips that will hold 2x4'* and space them a foot from each other.
On top of the 4x4'* I will put a 2x4 bracing which the ends of the boards held in by the hurricane clips to the tree will be attached to also by hurricane clips.

Hopefully I'm making sense of all this and here is an illustration blue is the floor supports not supposed to be that many only 8.



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I'm hoping i am going to have enough support to make it almost as if its on the ground
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How about hexagon instead of round. Makes for alot easier build and look as sharp.

I'd go with 6 4x4'* (and that would even support and additional floor) and run them to the rafters. Poin each one with a "point" towrds the tree. All the support the roof would need and you could cut your rim and siding boards at a 30 degree angles and screw them directly to the 4x4'*. Put some concrete on the bottom of the holes, then build the frame before you fill up the holes with the balance of concrete. giving you the wiggle room to ensure "squareness" or should I say "hexagoness". as long as you sink these in the ground, no bracing is needed between the 4x4'*. Needless clutter.

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