Nissan Frontier Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Pull your kids' clubhouse back straight/plumb from it's racked position after a 70mph windstorm and hold it in place whilst you run around and replace all the bracing:



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,545 Posts
Looks like you could use some diagonal bracing in the substructure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Looks like you could use some diagonal bracing in the substructure.
Absolutely! In the OP, I said I held it in place w/ the winch while I ran around and replaced the bracing. There was bracing on there initially, but after that wind storm, it was just hanging off in all directions. I replaced nailed brace joints w/ 3" coarse deck screws this time around, as well as, adding additional bracing:











Here's a link to the vid where I pulled it straight w/ the winch:

MOV04512.flv video by d1sc0ver - Photobucket
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,166 Posts
Great idea!
Anytime a Frontier can be used is good time.

Clint
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,875 Posts
dude that is the greatest. im loving it man.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,584 Posts
needs more triangulation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
lol, what bracing was there b4?
Pretty much the same...but it was nailed instead of screwed. :)

I performed some additional screwing at 45 degree angles on the backside also. :)
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
11,166 Posts
That's what she said...what the hell are you talking about?
I think he's saying it would be stronger if your cross brace went from corner to corner. You went from the halfway point.

Clint
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,584 Posts
i was talking about the treehouse support. needs more triangulation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
881 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
I think he's saying it would be stronger if your cross brace went from corner to corner. You went from the halfway point.

Clint
M'kay, the bracing IS from corner to corner on the north and south sides. That is, the sides to counter forces of a westerly wind. The positioning of my property in relationship to the Huachuca Mountains results in 99% westerly winds.

The 'cross' bracing on the east and west sides is from top corner to mid-point, as we 'never' get a north wind and very slight south winds. There was a method to my madness w/ the design. We'll see if that design is flawed during the next big wind storm...which is eventual...and unavoidable.

I appreciate the feedback and am good at taking constuctive criticism.

Yeah, he's cool. But I'm not building a house, just shoring up the bracing on a kid's fort. I already went too far w/ this thing anyhow.

Nice Scott! How bad was it up there by you guys??
Hey Nat, about a month ago we had gusts up to 70 mph which did the initial damage. I didn't get off my butt in time to repair the bracing before 2-3 days of 50-55 mph gusts last week, which just racked the fort wicked bad.

I'm just glad it's up and more solid than ever.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
857 Posts
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top