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Old 07-27-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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After several weeks of planning and building, I finally got my kids tree-house finished. Not strictly a tree-house per se, more of a mini house built around a tree.

I built casement windows and a door from poplar and ply, glazed with acrylic. I finally found a use for my kettle bells! Although my jubilation was cut short by the nail embedded in some of the poplar that made short work of my hole saw...
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:48 PM   #2
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Next up was the platform and house structure. I built up the platform from PT lumber, and framed the house walls with 2x3s, sheathed in 1/4 in ply. The deck surface is cedar.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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Finally, I roofed the tree-house with some undercourse shingles (they were cheap!), and then used some sheet siding and cedar to trim the windows and doors out.

And for the finishing touch the telescope was, of course, absolutely necessary!
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Love it.
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Great stuff. Envious of your talents.
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I finally got my kids tree-house finished.

SPIRIG...... That sure looks like a men's card room to me......


(Nice job.....looks great.... never got a chance to do one for my kids....)
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Well, I must say that is just WAAAY TOO COOL!

Oboy, do you have some lucky kids!
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Good memories! Your kids are going to enjoy that.
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I think that's nicer than my regular house.
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Thanks everyone! More than a few jokes have been made about whether the treehouse was really for my girls or for me...

I'm really proud of how it turned out, and the girls love it too!
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I want to build a tree house but I have no kids so the wife says no.
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Beats the hell out of the cardboard box I used for my kids
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That's awesome! I'm sure your kids are enjoying it.
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Great house. Hope you pass along some of your building skills to your kids. Even girls benefit from knowing how to fix/ build stuff. Most of what I have would not be possible if not for do it yourself skills. I have some male friends who can barely screw in a light bulb and they pay dearly for their lack of practical skills.
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looks great!

damn, i have a tree, no kids and love poker....

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