Help your kids explore their imaginations with a well-built tree house. Schmidt (Decorating with Architectural Details) presents a well-organized guide to the basics of tree house building. Good photos and clear, detailed instructions lead readers through six designs. There is an informative section on what species of tree is best to "host" your structure as well as cautionary information on building codes and zoning. This is a solid book, but it lacks the flare and spirit of David and Jeanie Stiles's Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build. Still, Schmidt provides great instruction and a solid foundation. Recommended --Library Journal
About the Author
Charlie Self is a freelance home-improvement writer who has authored dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles. He lives in Bedford, USA. John Drigot is a well-respected designer of DIY woodworking plans. He lives in Fort Collins, USA.