|Project by JR_Dog||posted 02-06-2012 05:42 AM||1555 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is the tree house I built for my boys a few years back. It represents my first house and first round of woodworking tools which wasn’t that much… Compound Miter Saw, Jig Saw, Sander and a few hand tools. And since this was built my boys have grown and I’ve been through a divorce and lost my boys and only saw them during breaks and summer, moved from Vermont to Florida (Where they had moved with their Mom) and then recently fought for their custody and won. To me this tree house represents my first attempt at being a good Dad to my two sons and now that I have them back and have also remarried to a wonderful woman with an equally wonderful daughter I have all three of my kids that I get to teach how to work with their hands and stay away from video games and TV… Since all the turmoil they no longer have their tree house but I’ll still bring up the pictures from time to time when they’re around and see that childhood smile behind all the “coolness” and “toughness” which makes it all worth while. We’ve all started talking about planning another now that we’ve landed on our feet. *Although I have to make the roof a little higher since they’re 13, 14 and 16 now…growing like weeds. Oh well we’ll see maybe it’ll have to wait for 10 or so years for some grand kids… Did I just say that? Wow..
Thank you all for sharing your projects and stories and LJ for providing me a place to do the same.