Kids fort / Treeless tree house

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Project by Monte McCoy posted 1696 days ago 7037 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Fort i made for all the kids. it has since been painted and propaneled roof. mounted on steel pipe legs poured in concrete. (probably doesnt belong on this site but its wood and i made it so here it is)

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#1 posted 1695 days ago

You should enclose the bottom and have a garage for the bikes. LOL My family in Mississippi built several of these, but they call them deer stands. I think it is just wrong to be that comfortable while hunting. The kids should think it is great.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 1695 days ago

Someone is shooting for “Father of the Year 2010”.
I was a kid once and would have thought that this was awsome… I have to assume that your kids feel the same way. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 1695 days ago

Would have loved one of those when I was a kid.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 1695 days ago

I know the frame is steel but i would still add sway bracing to the frame for extra measure .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 1695 days ago

Wish i had something like that when i was a kid…okay, i want it now too !
great job-

-- learning, building, playing

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#6 posted 1695 days ago

its a cool project for sure…but i agree with kohn on the bracing..its pretty high up…you dont want that coming down with your children in there…..just my two cents…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte McCoy

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#7 posted 1695 days ago

Thanks everybody, all the kids really seem to enjoy it. I know in the picture the legs look kinda flimsy but they are thick wall 2 1/2” steel pipe set into 3’ of concrete and there is a 2”x2” angle iron perimeter welded around the tops of all of them that the floor framing is bolted to. its actually pretty sturdy

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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#8 posted 1695 days ago

That’s awesome!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#9 posted 1695 days ago

This is definitely a great woodworking project, and IT BELONGS ON THIS SITE!!!!!

I built a treehouse for my sons when they were younger, but it did not have the view yours does.

Great job!!

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#10 posted 1695 days ago

Super fort looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1632 days ago

my father in law has one of those in his backyard—he calls it a deer blind!

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#12 posted 1546 days ago

Nice Job! I especially like your signature line about the right tools and material! That rings a real bell for me!

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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