14 Sep Project Spotlight: World Treehouses
Central Steel Service was proud to supply the corten-equivalent weathering steel for a luxury treehouse built by World Treehouses of Asheville, NC.
Shinrin-yoku: A treehouse with a weathering steel roof
World Treehouses named the newly-built treehouse Shinrin-yoku. It is a timber-frame treehouse nestled in the forest near Asheville, North Carolina. High in the sky, the retreat offers its owner and her family a nourishing and rejuvenating experience. Anytime they want to get away, a vacation is waiting for them just outside the door of their home!
The old-style craftsman joinery was painstakingly created to honor the inner beauty and sacrifice of the two generous chestnut oak trees that provide its foundation. Our World Treehouses of Asheville, NC projects are true tree-attached treehouses, decks and bridges that offer their inhabitants an experience like no other.
The aesthetically-pleasing patina color of weathering steel paired with its strength and corrosion-resistant properties made it ideal for this tree-based structure. World Treehouses used 22GA weathering steel corrugated panels as the roof material for the treehouse. We also formed miscellaneous roofing items, such as drip edges and ridge caps, for the treehouse using 22GA weathering steel sheets. Check out the photos of the finished treehouse below!
Weathering steel corrugated and profile panels are produced from ASTM A606-4 or A588 from 22GA to 10GA thicknesses. We stock standard corrugated panel profile (2.67” x7/8” with 37-1/3” coverage x 12’ maximum length) and can have a variety of profiles manufactured to order.
About World Treehouses
World Treehouses brings perspective and joy from the heart of the forest to individuals, families and communities through lovingly hand-crafted, tree-attached custom retreats. In their vision, World Treehouses sees treehouses helping communities work together to build a lasting relationship with nature. Interested in constructing a tree-based project? Contact World Treehouse to dream up a project on your land.