A tree chair generally refers to a bench wrapped around a tree. It's a great way to give your garden or garden some personality and can serve as a great place to cool off in the shade during the summer. To build a bench around a tree, construct a hexagon of wooden boards and place legs and braces to support the structure. Before taking the project further, you know that you need experience working with a center saw to create a tree chair. Expect to spend 2-3 days working on your tree bench; The steps are not very difficult for a DIY enthusiast, but they are quite time consuming.
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[ Edit ] Create your template
- Calculate the tree diameter and add. Carefully inspect your tree to find the thickest point near the bottom of the trunk. Take a fabric tape measure and wrap it around your tree. Divide this number by pi (3.1
- Round your numbers up to the nearest whole number to make it easier.
- For example, if the perimeter of your tree is, divide it by 3.14 to get. Round this number up to and write down your base number as. The extra space will prevent the tree from breaking your bench in the event that it grows at an odd angle.
- If your tree is on the younger side and you expect it to grow for the next 10-20 years, add the diameter.
- This process will result in a 6-sided bench, which is ideal for wrapping around a tree without leaving lots of variation in the amount of open space between your countertops and luggage space.
- Divide the diameter by 1.75 (4.5 cm) to find the length of your inner countertops. Your tree bench will be made of a sequence of parallel boards wrapped around your tree in a hexagon. To calculate the size of your interior countertops, divide your base measurement by 1.75 (4.5 cm). Write this length on a piece of scrap paper. 
- Round all numbers up to the nearest integer to make it easier.
- For example, if your base length is, divide it by 1.75 (4.5 cm) to get. Round it off to make it easy.
- Select your inner card length on a board. Set a length of wood on a stable work surface. Use your tape measure to measure the length you have just calculated. Use a carpenter pencil to place the hash marks at the bottom of one side of the board length.  timber, but you can use 3 or 2 boards if you get thicker wood.}}
- These hash marks indicate the length of your inner card, closest to the tree.
- For the wood, make sure you get hard wood, such as pine or oak, that has been thermally treated to protect it from the elements.
- Draw a line that leads away from each hash mark at a 30-degree angle. Hold a speed square toward the base of the board where you made your first mark. Turn the speed square until you have a 30 degree angle pointing away from the center of the board. Draw a line through the board with the speed square as your straight edge. Repeat this process on the other side. 
- This should look like a trapezoid with the lines leading away from you.
- Repeat this process five more times to finish your inner discs. Use your tape measure, square speed, and carpentry pen to repeat this process on 5 additional lengths of boards. Once you have measured the inner discs, you no longer have to measure for the bench. 
[ Edit ] Cut your countertops
- Cut your interior boards with a center saw. Wear safety goggles and some thick gloves. Insert your casting saw and adjust the saw angle by moving the guide on the saw bottom until it reads 30 degrees. Place your first board in line with the saw plate. Turn on the saw and slowly lower the blade in the line you pulled to trim the board. Repeat this process on the other 11 lines you have drawn. 
- You must turn the board around after each cut since the lines you have drawn lead away from the center.
- Place 3 other boards above one of the inner discs. Once your inner discs have been cut out, put them together on the ground in the form of a hexagon to make sure they fit. Then place one of the boards on a stable surface with a 30-degree cut pointing away from you. Lay 3 boards longitudinally over the piece you cut. Spacing between boards to separate them slightly. 
- Insert at least 2 distances between each board to ensure that the boards are evenly spaced.
- The size of your spacers determines how much space there is between each board. As long as this distance is less than but more than, your bench will be structurally sound.
- Use a piece of wood scrap as a straight edge to mark your incisions. Lay a piece of wood on top of the boards. Adjust it so that the edge of the cut inner card is in line with the edge of the scrap piece. Use your carpenter pencil to extend the angle you cut through the three boards above. Repeat this process for the other 11 lines you have drawn. When you are done extending the lines on an inner disc, set the pieces aside and a new set of three boards for each inner card. 
[ Edit ] Making Your Ben
- Cut 12 lengths from a board. Take a board and place it on a stable work surface. Use a tape measure and speed square to mark 12 hash marks at a 90-degree angle to the board. Set between them based on how high you want the bench to be. Adjust your saws to cut at 90 degrees and cut the carton into 12 lengths. 
- The length of these boards will determine how tall your bench is. You can do it a little higher or shorter if you want, but most of the benches are high. Keep in mind that the countertops will also add a little height.
- You attach two legs to each corner of your hexagon-shaped bench.
- Create 12 hinges of the boards. Create 12 braces to hold the legs in place on both sides. Take a long one and use a tape measure and carpentry to draw your cut lines. Place 1 cutting line each until you have selected 12 lengths. Use your center saw to divide your timber into 12 pieces to create your braces. 
- The two braces will hold the legs in place from opposite sides to prevent the legs from swinging or straining. These braces are also called strings.
- Connect two braces to two pins and clamp them in place. Place a bracer horizontally on a stable work surface. Then place 1 leg on top of the brace at a 90-degree angle. Line up the upper left corner of the leg upwards with the upper left corner of the stay. Repeat this process with a second leg to the right. Place a second bracer on top of the two legs and the first brace and hold it in place. Squeeze the pieces together to keep them still. 
- This should look like a square with 1 page missing.
- When you install the legs, the braces will be on top.
- Attach the legs to the hinges with wooden screws. Drill 2 screws through all three pieces of wood to the left. Drill two more screws through the leg and braces to the right. Turn the legs and add another 4 screws from the opposite side. 
- It does not matter where you place your screws as long as they secure the middle part of the leg and you do not drill in the exact same place at both sides.
- Repeat this process 6 times to create your leg units. Make another five leg and support structures to give each corner of your hexagon bench its own support. For each piece, put down a bracer, place 2 legs and place a bracer on top. Drill 2 screws into each side where the three parts meet.  transport bolt through the middle of each leg where it meets the stay.}}
[ Edit ] Mounting the bench
- Place your legs on a flat surface and squeeze them. Place your 6 legs in a hexagon on a flat, stable work surface. Align each set of legs so that they point towards the center of your hexagon. Place your countertops on top of the legs in the same order you install them. Place heavy objects on both sides of each leg to keep them still. 
- Don't worry about being super accurate. You will adjust the location of the legs as you place your boards on top. You will probably make several adjustments until the countertops are in the correct position.
- Lay 5 sides of the bench down on the legs. Take each countertop and rest it on top of the horizontal pieces that connect the legs. Move the legs accordingly until the legs are even at each angle where the hexagonal boards meet. Push in the legs so that there is a space between the front of the bench and the leg underneath. 
- Set your distance distances back to each of the boards to ensure that they are evenly distributed on all sides.
- This is difficult because nothing holds the boards in place. Take your time and work slowly. Create someone to help you carry and lower the individual boards in place.
- Look closely at the structure when you are done. Look below to make sure that the angle at which the countertops meet is the center of each leg and that your boards are evenly spaced before moving on.
- Drill pilot holes through the boards and legs. Put a pilot piece in your drill. Drilled a pilot hole all the way through the middle of each board where it meets the stay. Select a side of the bench to leave open, but leave the boards in place for reference. You will finish the last section when the bench is around the tree. This will be a total of 40 pilot holes. 
- A pilot hole is a small hole that you drill into a piece of wood to create thread for a screw. It also prevents the wood from splitting when you screw in it.
- Drill wood screws through the pilot holes. Take some wood screws to secure the boards to the hinges. Align each screw with the pilot hole you made and drill it slowly into the wood with the lowest power setting on your drill. Continue drilling until the screw is aligned with the surface of the board. Screw all your boards into place and leave one side unprotected. 
- At this point you should have a 5-sided hexagon with 1 side missing.
- Lock the bench around the tree with the open side. Remove the screws from the bench and set them aside. Get help from a friend to help you carry your bench. Pick it up on opposite sides and carry it to your tree. Slide the bench around the tree with the bench's open side. Put the bench down when the luggage compartment is in the middle of the bench. 
- If you try to lift the bench on your own, it can break under the odd weight distribution from the uncertain side.
- Turn the bench to orient it until you are satisfied with the way it bends around the trunk.
- Complete the last page of your bench. Finish the last board with the bench that sits around your tree. Put your boards in place and place your spacers between each card. Drill your pilot holes through the middle of each worktop where it meets the stay and screw in the boards. 
- Take all your distance distances when you are done.
- Level bench with a breathing level and a garden shovel. Take a breath level and rest it horizontally on top of your bench. Look at the bubble in the middle of the level. If it floats in the middle, your bench is even. Repeat this process for each side of the bench. On uneven sides, use a garden shovel to remove dirt under the legs until the bench becomes level. 
- Skip this step if you install the bench on a paved or gravel surface.
- The bench will alternate and sit over time as the legs compress the ground below, so it will never be perfect.
[ Edit ] Tips
- This project will probably take 2-3 days. It is not very difficult if you are familiar with a saw and have good organizational ability, but it is relatively time-consuming. Don't try to get everything done in one day.
[ Edit ] Warnings
- Do not use a saw without wearing goggles and thick gloves. Put on a dust mask if you want to protect your lungs from sawdust particles.
[ Edit ] Things You Need
- Tape measure
- Dry tape measure
- Carpentry pen
- Scrap wood
- Speed square
- Miter saw
- Protective goggles
- Thick gloves
- Dust mask (optional)
- conveyor bolts
- 19659009] Natural brush
- Waterproof lacquer or lacquer
[ Edit ]  References
- [1945 https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to -build-tree-bench
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- ↑ https://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/how-to-build-a-tree-bench-diy
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- Cut 12 lengths from a board. Take a board and place it on a stable work surface. Use a tape measure and speed square to mark 12 hash marks at a 90-degree angle to the board. Set between them based on how high you want the bench to be. Adjust your saws to cut at 90 degrees and cut the carton into 12 lengths.