Posted 2 days ago

intrinsic-habitat:

Peter Bahouth :D.C, USA :2000

 

TREE HOUSE BUILDING: What actually happens…

Tree houses are perhaps one of the most exciting forms of micro houses on the planet. I absolutely love them. The main image above is one of my favourites.. ever. It makes me drool every time I look at it! Therefore to keep myself positive about not having an amazing tree house of my own right now, I have focussed on planning myself a tree house for the future. 

Therefore I present this to you: ‘HOW DO YOU EVEN BUILD A TREEHOUSE?' I thought this would be a simple way for people to get a feel of the processes involved in making one of these bad boys.

Step one:

Pick a good old solid tree, a little like this one, and plan the height of your tree house. Too high and it’ll get wobbly, too low and it’ll be boring.

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Step two:

Draw your plans, load up on your power tools, nails and hammer then go get heaps of wood and building materials to accomodate your design.  I think a good place to start would be the local revolve, as the timer tends to be cheaper, look funkier and be recycled (the earth will thank you). The instruction website recommends this much wood in these sizes, plus other equipment they used:

2 x 10’ lengths of 2 x 10 pressure treated (PT) lumber.
6 x 12’ lengths of 1 x 6 PT decking material.
6 x 8’ lengths of 2 x 6 PT lumber.
3 x 10’ lengths of 2 x 4 PT lumber.
4 x 6” long, 1/2” diameter galvanized lag screws and washers
1 x 8” long, 1/2” diameter galvanized lag screw and washer
8 galvanized joist hangers
8 galvanized rafter ties
Nails, deck screws, pulley for 1/4” rope
Camouflage tarp


Step three:

Next thing you gotta do is nail in some strong, levelled beam supports into the side of the tree. These beams are your building blocks for the rest of the project.These beams are really tricky so it is best to refer to an exact instruction… INSTRUCTABLES

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STEP FOUR:

Lay out the platform materials, build the platform, finish the platform, attach platform to supports annnnnd brace the platform. I think pictures can explain better than my words for this one.

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Step five:

Lay the deck and cut around the trunk of the tree.

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Step six:

For the finishing touches you need to add an entranceway

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some railing

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then some sides

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a ladder (very important)

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and last but not least a roof! Here’s where the trusty tarp comes in handy

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Pretty cool design huh! Well it taught me that building a tree house wasn’t as easy as I first assumed… Damn… Anyway here is a link to the actual complete instructions

As well as teaching me about construction these instructions also taught me how to use material under Creative Commons!

I was lucky enough to be able to use this work done by  makendo because he had uploaded his images and text into Instructables. Instructables makes it easy for people who post their work to choose and display what the works copyright is. In this case  makendo's work was labelled as Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)  Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. This means that others can:

remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature. 

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Therefore I have had the ability to to build upon  makendo ’s work, and share it with you guys! Groovy! Thanks Creative Commons! Also once again all credit goes to..   makendo! Thanks man!

Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago
pandaaamonium14:

How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?WITNESS: My name is Susan!_______________________________ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.____________________________________________ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?WITNESS: No, I just lie there.____________________________________________ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?WITNESS: July 18th.ATTORNEY: What year?WITNESS: Every year._____________________________________ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?WITNESS: Forty-five years._________________________________ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?WITNESS: Yes.ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?WITNESS: I forget..ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?___________________________________________ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?____________________________________ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?WITNESS: He’s 20, much like your IQ.___________________________________________ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?WITNESS: Are you shitting me?_________________________________________ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?WITNESS: Yes.ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?WITNESS: Getting laid____________________________________________ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?WITNESS: Yes.ATTORNEY: How many were boys?WITNESS: None.ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?____________________________________________ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?WITNESS: By death..ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?WITNESS: Take a guess.___________________________________________ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beardATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male._____________________________________ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.______________________________________ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight._________________________________________ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?WITNESS: Oral…_________________________________________ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PMATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.____________________________________________ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?______________________________________And last:ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?WITNESS: No.ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?WITNESS: No.ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?WITNESS: No..ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?WITNESS: No.ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

pandaaamonium14:

How Do Court Reporters Keep Straight Faces?

These are from a book called Disorder in the Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
_______________________________
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
_____________________________________
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
_________________________________
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
___________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
____________________________________

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He’s 20, much like your IQ.
___________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitting me?
_________________________________________
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid
____________________________________________

ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
___________________________________________

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.
_____________________________________
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
______________________________________
ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
_________________________________________
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral…
_________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
____________________________________________
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?

______________________________________
And last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

Posted 3 days ago

ofools:

darkbookworm13:

ofools:

how do i say “sick burn” in a variety of languages so that if i am insulted while travelling i will always have a sarcastic response

I can only help you with your Pig-Latin…

"Ick-say Urn-bay." Wish I knew more languages >_<

somehow i don’t think i will come across large swathes of people speaking pig latin exclusively but thank you

french:

word for word: brulé (pronounce bru-lay, means burnt)
expression: cassé (broken) (cass-ay)
got me there: tu m’as eu

wow stays the same, always a good one

I’ll probably get a flash just before falling asleep of just the right expression but right there I can’t

Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago
lurkerviolin:

theravennerd:

iandsharman:

The difference between nerds and geeks.

That’s it.  I found it.  The thing that finally made me actually understand the difference.

There it is. It has been said.

lurkerviolin:

theravennerd:

iandsharman:

The difference between nerds and geeks.

That’s it.  I found it.  The thing that finally made me actually understand the difference.

There it is. It has been said.

Posted 3 days ago

Reblog if you think the person you reblogged this from deserves to be alive

(Source: confessions-of-silence)

Posted 3 days ago

silverwitch:

Potion Shop by Candra

Posted 3 days ago
Posted 3 days ago

ufuckingpastry:

sunteaflower:

We call ships ‘she.’ We call our war machines ‘women.’ We compare women to black widows and vipers. And you’re going to tell me it’s not ‘lady-like’ to scream, to take up space, to fight and demand respect and do whatever the hell I want. You’ve looked at nuclear bombs and been so in awe that you could only name them after women. Don’t try to down-play my power.

Damn, that was really inspirational. I really needed that today. Thank you.

for gods’ sake we call hurricanes women names!

Posted 4 days ago
suicidalsouls:

fcobro:

spacetimebeatdown:

dicksantorum-2012:

I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

PRO CHOICE

the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. let’s try this again, shall we?

If women are murders for having abortions then squirrels are fucking serial killers

suicidalsouls:

fcobro:

spacetimebeatdown:

dicksantorum-2012:

I wish that I could hug whoever made this.

PRO CHOICE

the last time i reblogged this i got an angry anon. 
let’s try this again, shall we?

If women are murders for having abortions then squirrels are fucking serial killers

Posted 5 days ago

deerthing:

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

missnatis:

missnaponte:

sizvideos:

Video

This is so me

7 things all anxious people understand. 

Me

I am all of these

all are me

Posted 5 days ago

tehhufflepuffcompanion:

Spoiler alert: adulthood is 96% of you going “well, I hope this is how it works and I’ll keep doing it till someone yells at me”

Posted 5 days ago

stupid spirits full of sass è.é

Posted 5 days ago

nova-r:

caraphatash:

In response to Nash Grier using “fag.”

This needs to be read/heard by everybody.