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Project by EnchantedAcresDesign posted 03-25-2011 12:57 PM 4716 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oh to be a Boy! The Treehouse was almost completely made with recycled materials, mostly finds from freebies.
We all worked together on it. 6 by 6 Treated lumber was set in cement, eight total posts (3 along each side, and 2 casing the ladder). The Decking structure measures 12 by 13 feet centered over a Huge Western Red Cedar Stump that is over 12 feet wide. Probably at least two hundred years old. We put a trap door and ladder on the inside of the treehouse which is a 7 foot square building and 9 feet tall on the northern side. A great thing about this Cedar Stump was that it was hollow, which made it easier to cut an opening with my chainsaw leading to the main access to the treehouse. There is one sliding glass window, two port hole windows and a large window. The coverings for the porthole and large window were made from a garden gate that I cut into three pieces. The vintage door with a window was found, painted, and hung. I plan on putting a set of stairs and railings around the decking for safety and access. I am also going to run power to the building. My son wants me to put a crows nest 20 feet up in the Fir tree next to the tree house.





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William

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 01:06 PM

There’s tree houses, now there’s house trees (a tree with a house growing on it?). Never mind, it’s too early for me to come up with better humor than that.
This is nice though. Any young boy would be thrilled with that. I bet you got Dad of the century award for this one.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 01:14 PM

What a cool dad you are! What a great tree house. Love the secret hiding place! Congrats to both of you!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 01:33 PM

I’m guessing DAD had just as much fine as the kids ! (The way life issupposed to be) Thanks for the pics.
Re-claimed materials. woot woot.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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489tad

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 02:12 PM

sweet!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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ianlee74

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 02:39 PM

Too cool. Oh, to have a redwood forest in my back yard…

-- Ian, Tennessee

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LesIsMore

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#6 posted 03-25-2011 03:11 PM

Holy Swiss Family Robinson Batman! That’s awesome, great build!

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saddletramp

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#7 posted 03-25-2011 03:12 PM

You are having w-a-y tooooooo much fun. Man up!! LOL

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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standfir

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#8 posted 03-25-2011 03:29 PM

That is AWESOME!! Love it, this takes me back to when I used to build forts as a kid. What a great project, your son will always remember that build. Great job!

-- If you build it, they will come

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 03-25-2011 03:44 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, now one again, can you tell me which of the boys had the most fun? Great
idea, wonderful craftsmanship and a great way to get a young Lumberjock started, I still remember Dad
and I sharing a few projects back when. Thank you for sharing and hope you and your family enjoy many
more hours of woodworking.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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zlatanv

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#10 posted 03-25-2011 03:58 PM

That is so very cool, nice to get it done together, love the access in the tree. Great memories for a life time!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Bertha

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#11 posted 03-25-2011 04:07 PM

My fiance’s given me the go-ahead for a treehouse and I thank YOU for that. I can’t wait to join you on an awesome build.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Manitario

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#12 posted 03-25-2011 04:25 PM

very cool…looks better built than my real house!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 03-25-2011 04:58 PM

What happened to the beautiful tree your son’s house is now on?

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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D1st

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#14 posted 03-25-2011 05:00 PM

Nice build and good memories I’m sure. The telescope and stand is also a nice touch. Welcome to LJ’s

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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RexMcKinnon

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#15 posted 03-25-2011 05:26 PM

Now that’s a cool project made by a cool dad.

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

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