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Project by ryno101 posted 11-04-2012 04:36 PM 2319 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been working on this most of the summer… Still a few things to do on the inside, like shelves, a bench, toy box, etc. My boys are 8 and 5, so they’ll be able to enjoy it for a while. Fun project!

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 04:51 PM

love it! Been collecting ideas for my young son and the apple tree out back. I like what you did

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 05:30 PM

Love it! Wish I had a tree so that my ‘platform house’ I posted a couple years ago could have been a true treehouse. Nice work, many different levels, creativity.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 06:49 PM

That is a really nice house. You could live in it if the flood waters ever got too high for the house
the high porch would make a nice tree stand for deer hunting if it were in the woods!!

I’ll bet your kids just love it!! Nice build, Ryno!!!!!!!!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 07:09 PM

excellent tree house,your boys will get plenty of use out of that.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 07:23 PM

That’s great those boys will love it for years to come.

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 07:25 PM

Two Lucky Boys have a Great Dad!!
Super Job Ryan!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 11-05-2012 12:14 AM

thats every childs dream, looks amazing nice height too :)

-- -Thomas -

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 02:12 AM

I’m working on a tree house. Phase one: grow a tree large enough for a house… Yours looks great though.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 08:43 AM


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#10 posted 11-05-2012 10:01 AM

Ryno, awesome tree house, I know you mentioned not done yet, are you going to add a zip-line? Cable stretched from window staked secure into the ground with 1” metal pipe for the hand hold zip. I remember as a boy we had neighbors that had a tree house with a zip line and we had a blast on it.

In today’s time inviting neighbor kids over could get messy if one were to fall, ugh.

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 01:38 PM

that is really nice, I really like the threaded rope for the railings fence

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 02:18 PM

Thanks, all!
@Blackie, yes, zip line is in the plans, but from the first level for just the reason you mentioned!
@Lanaug, thanks… Wanted to minimize the weight at that level without sacrificing security!

-- Ryno

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#13 posted 11-05-2012 04:26 PM

All I can think of is Airsoft fort!

Nice work and scribing around the tree mate.

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#14 posted 11-05-2012 04:54 PM

Too Cool
Your kids have got to love it.
Only missing one thing…........a fireman’s pole off that top deck.

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

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#15 posted 11-10-2012 10:45 PM

Ryno, Please have NO contact with my grandkids. They have been after me for years, and a triple level tree house to boot. Awesome. Don

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