Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Modern Treehouse Test Drive

So we're giving the LostRiverModern treehouse a dry run here in our full-time backyard:


We're working with three trees as our supports, which lends itself nicely to a modern shape, and to a fun triangular pitched roof.

Hard to keep kids off as you build...

Probably a little overbuilt, and it'll be a pain to take apart if our landlord makes us dismantle it before we move on to greener pastures.

The floor is 7/8" BC board (sometimes called project board), which has a nice smooth finish and is plenty sturdy. Most of my power tools are out in WV (including my jig saw), which meant some tricky and not-recommended improvisation with an old skil saw to shape the floor around the trees...

The plan is to use 1x2 slats in a rain-screen application for the walls, and to screen it in (mosquitoes are tough in these parts). About $350 in lumber and misc. materials. I fastened the beams with 1/2 x 6" lag screws. Not much to it after that. Framed the floor, roof and ladder; the roof will be corrugated plastic. Should finish today or tomorrow...

Michael says it's "awesome."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!! I love that you're doing this. We promised to build our kids one this summer after we reside the big house. We will be following along with great interest! We are big fans of your blog.
C.

Chris said...

Thanks! We made some good progress today - I'll try to get pics up tomorrow...

Harry said...

Love it!

Amit said...

i love your tree house design i wish i had this in my childhood :) loveit

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Beautiful concept of tree house. I loved the idea. This is a nice way to interact with nature for kids instead of sitting at home and playing play stations or indoor games only. This way real estate has introduced the mobile home concept which is amazing. Great share.

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