From the Author
A book that clearly illustrates how to build a tree house.
This book was written to help kids and their parents build a tree house in their backyard. Since every tree is unique, it follows that no two tree houses will ever be exactly alike. There are, however, basic tree house building fundamentals that can help you plan and build your particular tree fort more easily. We describe how to support a platform using braces, how to connect to branches, and especially important, how to build a level platform. Since every tree house builder is limited by the number of trees growing in his or her backyard, we show you how a tree house can be built in one tree, two treees, three trees and four trees. We also include the fun parts of building a tree house such as how to make a secret escape hatch, a rope bridge, a telephone, plus pulleys, trolleys and swings. Finally, we interviewed over fifty families who have built tree houses and listened to their ideas and suggestions. Terrific photographs of their tree houses and comments are included in the book.