Stable triangle with 45° angle
The Diamond Bracket is a strong support for triangular constructions and is suitable for both small and large wooden platform structures in the tree.
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Where large treehouses are built, the '45°-Diamond Bracket' is used
The strength lies in large, symmetrical 3D triangular constructions where the triangle supports both laterally and forwards. Wide cantilevered platforms are safely supported. But the Diamond Bracket is also super suitable for small platforms!
Perfect for single trees
The Diamond Bracket Set is the classic for treehouses supported only by one tree. The symmetrical wooden bracket set has a harmonious effect and transfers even large loads perfectly into the tree trunk. The tree should have a trunk diameter of at least ø > 45 cm (17 in) at platform height.
The combination of two triangles allows you to build huge, cantilevered platforms! If you are building in two trees, the trunk diameters at platform height should be ø > 35 cm (14 in).
3D Supporting Structure
Safe and stable
Simply adapt your structure to the size and weight of your treehouse. The larger the triangle and the more additional bracing, the more stable it will be! The vertical distance between the Tree Screws should not exceed 3 metres (10 ft). Which GTS you use depends on the load and the diameter of the trunk.
What is delivered?
1 × 45°-Diamond-Bracket
- Inner angle: 90°
- Brace angle: 45°
- Chamfered screw holes:
- 15 x ø8.5 mm for wood screws
- 2 x ø12.5 mm for carriage bolts
- Continuous back panel holds wooden beams / struts coming from the front
- Chamfer on back of sleeve facilitates assembly
- Hole in centre prevents waterlogging
- Certified DIN quality steel
- Black KTL coating
- Weight: 3950 g
- Sheet thickness: 4 mm (0,16 in)
- Height of triangle over axle of GTS: 29 mm (1,14 in)
- Article-No.: TTS2005
- HS-Code (Customs): 73089059
This is how it works
- Two GTS Screws are fixed on top of each other, with a distance of 1,3 to 3,0 m: On the upper one, the cross beam is fixed by means of Static Support.
- To prevent it from tipping, the cross beam is braced with a Tree Screws and Diamond Bracket underneath – a stable triangular construction.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do I use 45° Diamond Bracket and when V-Bracket?
If you want to build a triangle, whether small or large, you usually use the Diamond Bracket.
In contrast to the V-Bracket, it has a predefined brace angle of 45° and a fixed back wall. This makes it more stable overall and makes it particularly suitable for large 3-D triangles with high loads.
The symmetrical construction and the back wall facilitate the cutting and dimensioning of the timbers.
How do the triangles remain movable with 2 trees?
Both the supports on the GTS shaft and the triangle and the platform connected to it have a certain amount of play by nature and can easily buffer slight movements.
Ideally, both trees have a trunk diameter ø > 45 cm (18 in) at the height of the platform and hardly move, then no further measures are necessary.
If the trees are somewhat thinner and move only slightly during storms, one of the triangles can be mounted without Distance Rings to have a little more leeway.
If it is to be expected that the trees will sway strongly, the triangles must be decoupled to avoid damage to the structure! The most important thing is that the Tree Screws are not tugged back and forth. The decoupling is done constructively by slidingly supporting the platform beams on the triangle, e.g. with our Sliding Plates.
Which GTS Screws are best to use?
Depending on the load situation, the GTS Allstar, Top or Friend can be installed. The top bolt with the Static Support is usually the larger one, as it takes more load. The lower Screw also takes a lot of load, but is mainly important for lateral stabilisation.
If the log is ø >35 cm (14 in) at the height of the platform, at least one GTS Allstar should always be used. The long rod of the Allstar gives leeway if the tree is tilted forward or backward.
How thick must the wooden beams of the triangle be?
- Always use beams made of KVH solid structural timber (larch, Douglas fir, cedar, …) in outdoor areas.
- Width of the beams: 6 – 12 cm (2,3 – 5 in)
- Height of the beams: 8 – 20 cm (3,1 – 8 in)
- The beams are installed upright / on edge.
- Make sure that there are no large knotholes or cracks in the beam.
The exact dimensions of the beams depend on the:
- Load (light children’s playhouse or heavy insulated tree hotel?).
- The greater the load, the thicker the wooden beams must be.
- The larger the triangle, the thicker the beams must be.
You can find out more about building the triangle in our Assembly Instructions.