Treehouse support bolts attached

Got some time on the weekend to drill holes and mount the brackets.

Gear laid out ready for work:

One of four holes drilled:

This was done using a 26mm spade bit drilled to approx 50mm depth. The centre hole where the coach screw goes in was done with a 14mm bit and drilled to approx 200mm depth.

I welded two bits of 2400mm 50mm square tube together to use as a level. Nail in one tree at the height I wanted and then lifted and nailed the other side when the spirit level said it was good.

I did the other side better than this with the brackets actually square into the tree. I’m hoping I got the the brackets level between side to side but I’m not super confident. It’s wood so it shouldn’t be too hard to get level. They are definitely level end to end.

I placed an order from the hardware store to be delivered this week of:

Treated Pine T3 290×45 – 290 x 45 / 3.6 x 2
Treated Pine T3 90×45 – 90 x 45 / 3.6 x 3
Yellow Tongue Flooring – Yellow Tongue Flooring 3600x900x19mm x 2

Saturday I will hopefully have a platform built using the above materials.

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