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  • #16
    Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
    How did
    you secure the structure against upturning from high winds.
    The rim joists are lag screwed into the back two trees through slotted holes in the 2x6 to allow some movement but will prevent the structure from walking off the support beams.

    It creaks when the wind picks up as the platform rubs against the 2x10 planks under it.
    I was thinking of adding a strip of Teflon or polypropylene between the two surfaces to help with friction.

    One of the support trees is dead but seems solid enough. I debarked it to slow rotting and cut it off about 25ft from the ground to prevent deadfall from falling on roof.

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