Thinking about a fun way to get a father-son bonding experience? Or perhaps you’re just into creating things and appreciating the nice piece of work you just did. Why don’t you try building a wooden fort or 2? It’s a wonderful alternative to building these generic tree homes, and it is easier too.
First things first, before you set out to locate the needed materials, you will need to find the right location where you are able to build your fort.
Just bear in mind that the fort’s size will be limited from the region where you will build it at.
Laying down the base and support of your fort
Now that you have found a suitable spot to build your wooden fort, it is time to plan how big and what shape your fort will be. To make things easy and help you to save on costs for the construction materials required, a 4 feet by 4 feet square shaped fort is advised.
Next thing you will need to do is to push four wooden 5 foot tall 2 by 4’s on the floor. They ought to be separated by 4 ft of open space. This will act as your columns which will support your wooden fort.
Once you are done with that, you should next put down a 4 feet by 4 feet plywood on the floor inside the columns of your fort. Make sure that the plywood fits snugly in your supporting pillars. The screws must attach themselves to the four corners of the plywood flooring.
Now that you have laid the groundwork and support of your wooden fort, it is time to attach the walls of your fort. This time, rather than screwing the plywood into your wooden columns, you’ll nail them instead. Make sure that the walls are perfectly flat when you nail them to the articles.
As soon as you’re done nailing the walls into your wooden fort, there’ll be one facet of it that you ought to designate as your entry.
Both hinges must then be attached either side of your door .
Be certain you attach a handle on the door so that it’ll be easy for you to open and shut the gate of your fort. Once you are done attaching the handle, congratulations!
With a minimal quantity of tools and materials necessary, building your own wooden fort is truly easy as long as you follow the actions mentioned previously.