Tree House Construction (THC) Presents: The 10' Garnier Zip Perch!
Rated for 10 occupants all at once makes an excellent zipline platform or simple hang out. Zipline Platform packages and prices available on our Parts & Plans Link in the Construction Menu.
In Tree (3) basic models
1 support by 4 GL's. 2 GL's at platform base, 2 GL's for 4 knee braces
2 support by 4 GL's. 2 GL's at platform base, 2 GL's above for 4 cables
3 non penetrating, 4 compression points at platform base, two slings above for 4 cables
It is 3/8ths of an 8' octagon platform, comes in two pieces for easy transport. Attaches to tree trunk with 2 ratchet straps included, nothing else required. Makes an excellent roomy (and most sturdy) hunting stand, or use two (2) together to make an awesome Zip Perch no tools necessary!
When you have four trees, this is a simple, good method to use Each beam is hung from two GL/Floating brackets. It is a good idea to leave the beams and joists long until you have figured out the floor/decking plan entirely. Nuts with washers can be added to the GL's to control walkoff.
This is a double deck with four GL's supporting each level. Built in China using local labor and materials in 1999.
Theese GL's are rated 4,000 lbs. at 2" out from where they contact the tree. Here the platform goes out 6 feet and the GL extensions are attached with cable to 2 more GL's higher up in the tree. A person standing out at 6 feet can make the GL fail if it is not guyed up. The bottom two strands of cable that hold the bridge planking are connected to 2 of the GL's that are supporting the platform, right next to the tree. For bridges up to 30 feet this is all the support needed. This bridge is 90 feet and is suspended from two catenaries . This undertaking is not advised without the help of an engineer.
>We built a platform in Florida and we were able to get a building permit. It is 300 sq. ft. I have 30,000 lbs of water in the barrels. When you build something like this you have to figure, how many people could get on the floor and a bounce factor has to be added as well. Here again, Engineered plans are a must for safety reasons.
Here's a platform we finished in McMinnville, OR. Built in a giant Black Walnut, we used the artificial limb (GL) with the five foot extensions.