the family tree house....?

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Project by allwood posted 08-29-2012 03:37 AM 2120 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was our family project this summer. we (meaning me) decided we needed a new treehouse/play area in the back. This is what the kids started asking for and i added my 2 cents (aka a fortune …of fun!). it is a 10 ft by 12 ft shed that my 2 girls and i built. mom obtained leftover paint from friends and the kids went to it. i built the shed on the ground so it could be painted safely and then my awesome brother in law came by and helped us lift it onto the posts. we used 4 6×6 posts pressure treated, 4 ft in the ground and 16ft above. there is a matching deck in the middle with the ladder for access to the top. we put a couple of hammocks inside for sleep overs and a small deck on top for viewing pleasure. a zip line is soon to come, about 150 ft long, just for fun. next year there is already plans for future expansion with a small catwalk to a nearby tree. and a tire swing, and a firemans pole, and a rock climbing wall…...... and yes i did finish the railing up top, just didn’t take the picture of it. the kids helped me in the building so no not everything is perfect. its sturdy and kid friendly and they are proud of how it turned out. ( if i did it on my own it would still be on the ground and 2 ft of snow on it.)

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 03:43 AM

This is awesome! A tree house is my dream project. Excellent job on this.

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 05:12 AM

This is a really unique approach ,I never would have thought to use a crane for a back yard tree house :)

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 07:32 AM

That’s pretty much the most awesome tree house I have ever see. Be sure and blog pictures as future “additions” are added.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 07:42 AM

Great job, a what a cool dad! Bet your kids and the whole area loves playing in there.

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

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 09:11 AM

Pretty soon, you will have plenty of people wanting to try out your “Play Land”

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 09:45 AM

It’s a wonderful project for your children. Way to go, Dad.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 01:00 PM

thank you everyone, and yes the neighborhood kids do stop by for play time.

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 04:29 PM

Awesome bonding time with your two daughters! Sounds like a dream project realized!

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 05:28 PM

... and how do you get up to the room?

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 06:29 PM

Wow ! Tree house building taken to the next level !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 08-29-2012 06:56 PM

Now all you need is a zip line to get down in a hurry.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 08-29-2012 08:50 PM

Great Tree house.

-- arnies

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#13 posted 08-29-2012 10:55 PM

there is a ladder to a trap door in the floor above and the zip is getting installed this weekend, if all goes as planned…....

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#14 posted 08-30-2012 01:27 PM

November will be here before you know it…....I would be hunting out of that thing.

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#15 posted 10-17-2014 06:58 PM

Neat i’m sure the kids love being in it too

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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