Anchoring 4x4's for treehouse!


Old 06-05-04, 11:05 AM
Mike Jensen
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Anchoring 4x4's for treehouse!

I am building a 6wx6d foot shed with a "treehouse" on top- total of 12 feet high. How do you suggest I anchor the 4x4s on the corners- in the cement or on the surface to protect them from rotting with wedge anchors and steel holders? The 4x4's will obviously be carrying some load...

thanks in advance
Sponsored Links
Old 06-05-04, 04:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 9,238
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I would attach the posts to the concrete with Simpson post bases so that the 4X4's are an inch above the concrete. The shed walls will help stabilize the posts, but adding crossbracing in an "X" or a "V" pattern (Simpson CWB or WB), or even shearwalling the walls may be needed as well.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: