If you are looking to build a new treehouse for your little one, you are probably getting ready to pick up a bunch of materials to complete the project. The biggest load will be a bunch of wood. For those who don't want to spend a fortune on delivery charges, there are options available to help make the project more cost-effective for you. Consider one of the following ways to get the wood to your home and save money along the way.
Rent a Trailer
As long as you have a vehicle that is capable of towing, you can rent a trailer from one of your local rental companies. Renting a trailer is relatively inexpensive and you get the option of renting it by the day to give you the extra time you need to pick up your materials. In fact, costhelper.com says that very small trailers can be rented for only $15 to $45 a day--and unless you are building a giant treehouse, you won't need to veer into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. If you have a lot of odd shaped pieces, an enclosed trailer might be best to make sure nothing falls out on you.
Use a Bedxtender
If you have a pickup truck, you know how handy the bed of your truck is. However, there might come a time when you might not be able to fit everything in your truck perfectly. This is where a bedxtender might come in handy. It allows you to extend the length of your truck bed to better accommodate your load. While you won't be able to shut your tailgate with the bedxtender in place, it tends to work extremely well for those who just need to go a few miles to drop off their load. This might be just the answer you need to haul all of the lumber needed for your new treehouse.
These devices are installed in the frame of your truck inside of the bed to keep them safely out of sight and away from potential damage if someone rear-ends you. The steel or metal bars flip over and onto the tailgate to extend the length of your bed by an extra few inches up to a foot. You can get one installed at the dealership, body accessories shop, or just about anywhere else that sells them.
Spend time going through which way is going to work the best for you. If you do have a truck, but you don't have an extender installed, you might want to think about getting one installed to help cut down on having to go an alternate route and rent a trailer.Share