TREEHOUSE ASSEMBLY KIT – 1-2 TREES – SMALL 45 VARIO
Fastening set for children’s treehouses
The low-priced set is suitable for small, very light children’s treehouses and platforms < 15 m² (160 sq ft). The tree must have a diameter of ø > 25 cm (10 in) and should have grown as straight as possible.
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The entry into the world of triangular constructions
With the combination of GTS Friend and 45° V-Bracket, cute platforms can be built in very thin trees. In hardwoods (beech, oak, ash, …) the platform can easily cantilever, in softwoods it is better to distribute the load evenly near the trunk. The assembly of the GTS Friend does not involve any significant intervention in the tree; all that is needed is a 36 mm Auger-Bit and a medium-strong cordless drill machine.
Trick for thin trees
Minimum trunk diameter ø > 25 cm (10 in) at the height of the Screws.
To ensure that there is enough space for the GTS, opposite GTS must be offset in height from a trunk diameter < 35 cm (14 in)!
With the V-Bracket 45°, triangle angles from closed 45° to open 30° can be realised. This allows you to avoid branches, to build one-sided cantilevered platforms or to make the triangle completely flat for platforms close to the ground.
1 or 2 Trees
In softwood, the load-bearing capacity of the GTS Friend is rather low. If you are building between two trees, make sure that they do not move too much and tear at the GTS Screws. If movement is to be expected or the platform protrudes strongly to the side, it is better to use our larger GTS models.
What is delivered?
- 4 x GTS Friend
- 2 x Static Support
- 2 x V-Bracket 45°
- 2 x Distance Rings
- The wood and people are not included in the kit.
- Technical details can be found on the respective product pages.
- Total weight: 15810 g
- Article-No.: TTS-SET-SMALL-45-VBR
- HS-Codes (Customs): 73181542
Dimension of the support beams
- Wood type for outdoor use: e.g. larch or Douglas fir.
- Minimum dimension of the support beams: 6 × 12 cm (2,3 – 4,7 in).
- The longer the beam and the higher the load, the greater the height of the timber support must be.
More on the topic of structural timber in our FAQs.
Not quite what you’re looking for?
This kit is intended for small and light children’s treehouses. If you want to build a heavier treehouse with a platform > 15 m², you can find more ideas and examples for building treehouse platforms here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to mount the GTS in the tree?
- Pre-drill the hole in the tree (Auger or Forstner bit).
- Screw in the screw (large ratchet).
- Push on the Support with the wooden beam.
The tools are all available in our Online Shop. You can find detailed assembly videos on our YouTube Channel.
Will my treehouse grow upwards with the tree?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to extend your ladder every year. Trees only sprout at the branch tips. The rest of the tree then only grows in width (thickness growth, annual rings). You can easily observe this by looking at the carvings on the trunk, they remain at the same height for the rest of the tree’s life – just like your tree house.
Is my tree hardwood or softwood?
The decisive factor for anchoring the treehouse with Treehouse Screws is the compressive strength along the wood grain.
Hardwood (> 2.5 KN/cm²) – very suitable for Treehouse Bolts:
- Hardwoods: maple, beech, oak, ash, walnut, sycamore, robinia.
Medium hardwood (2 – 2.5 KN/cm²) – well suited for Treehouse Bolts:
- Hardwoods: birch, sweet chestnut, alder, cherry tree, lime tree
- Softwoods: Douglas fir, pine, larch, spruce, fir
Softwood (< 2 KN/cm²) – moderately suitable for high loads on Treehouse Bolts:
- Hardwoods: aspen, poplar, pear, horse chestnut, elm, willow
- Coniferous woods: cedar
IMPORTANT: These are only rough guide values – wood strength varies from tree to tree, from place to place and even within a tree! Wound healing and compartmentalisation also play an important role. You can find out how to analyse your treehouse-tree on this page: Which tree is suitable?