8' x 8' free standing platform for treehouses



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Adaptable 8' x 8' platform supported on posts, suitable for the Kauri, San Pedro, or Zelkova treehouses (see other listings) when tree support is limited.

The platform has options to use partial tree support, with two layouts using tree supports included in the guide. This guide is included free with the San Pedro, Kauri and Zelkova treehouses, and is specifically designed to convert them to full post support, but you could use this plan as a base for your own treehouse design, if it is 8'x8' or less and of similar general style to these treehouses.

The platform can be built entirely on posts or with one tree plus posts, with custom instructions included for the different methods. Every step of the build is covered, with diagrams to illustrate the location of parts and position of bolts. There are no complicated techniques to learn, no tricky joints to master and all the materials are readily available. A marginless version of the guide is included for ereaders. Help is available by e-mail and a 28 day satisfaction guarantee applies.

The site requirements vary depending on the design you use for your site:

- Four posts: level ground which is not subject to flooding and has a low proportion of sand
- Three posts and one tree: level ground as above, plus a healthy tree of at least 9" diameter at floor level
- Two posts and one tree: level ground as above, plus a healthy tree of at least 12" diameter at floor level

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32 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Very well organized and detailed plans. You do have to keep in mind that trees and terrain vary, but these plans provide great guidance.

David Luhr Aug 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Justin Anderson Apr 15, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I’m still building the platform so I have a long way to go still. Looking good so far. I studied different plans for a while before I came across these. The level of detail is really good and absolutely worth the price. It saved me a considerable amount of time. The seller haS responded promptly to questions I have had and changed I wanted to make. I wish I had More photos but I’ll have to send them to the seller when I’ll done

Andrew Oct 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I bought the plans for my handyman to help give him guidance on my expectations for the treehouse. He could have built the treehouse without the plans as he has experience as a builder but for the $40 I felt it was worth it to help communicate my expectations. He modified the plan some to make it fit the existing base and to make it easier to build with existing windows and I am pleased with how it turned out.

Paul Costa Jul 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I have to admit, it’s an intimidating project, but that’s on me. Everything supplied here is very professional and top notch instructionally. Thank you!!

J Clever Jun 10, 2019