The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Tree House: For Parents and Adults Who Are Kids at Heart

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2008 - Tree houses - 240 pages
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Reflecting back to my childhood and remembering the tree houses of that era I realize that those in this book are very different than using a bunch of scrap lumber, sheet metal, and cardboard from the ... Read full review

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Reflecting back to my childhood and remembering the tree houses of that era I realize that those in this book are very different than using a bunch of scrap lumber, sheet metal, and cardboard from the neighborhood. This book gives detailed information and plans for a structure that will continue to stay in the tree regardless if there is a wind or rain storm.
One of the most important facts covered in this book is who is going to use the tree house. Consideration must be taken for the safety, size, and construction materials. If the house is for children it has different requirements than if the house is to be used by adults.
Building a sturdy platform is also important. The author gives detailed information for this fundamental piece of construction because it not only has to be strong but must fit in the tree/s. Particulars are given for supports and anchors in much detail. In fact, this whole book is about detail. From what I can see nothing has been missed.
I specifically liked seeing the insert of colored photographs of tree houses. Tree houses aren't only for children's play but for adult getaway. Can you imagine a retreat in a tree house nestled in the tops of huge trees; complete with a comfy bed, high-intensity heat toilet, and running water? Yes, it is possible to have one of your own. This book tells you how to create one.
Okay...now I'm on to the dream world of creating my own tree house. I hope you will do the same. This book is the source of our beginning!
 

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