{Building a Treehouse} Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

This summer, we have been working on two major projects. The main project for our backyard has been building a treehouse. Every kid’s dream, correct? We are very lucky in that in our family, my husband is very handy and was able to design and  build the treehouse. He did a lot of research to make sure that he would be able to build something that was sturdy, last a while, and most importantly, do the least amount of damage to the tree itself. The building started in April and we finally finished last month. Check it out!


Can they build it? YES THEY CAN.


The tree we picked is a cherry tree in our backyard.


Putting up the boards which would make the foundation of the supports for the treehouse. Three boards, and three tree bolts were the only attachment to the tree.


Platform and ladder are up!


Building and painting the walls in our garage. The paint we used is actually called “Treehouse” by Kensington.

We hauled the walls up onto the platform to put the house together.

Our “helpers”


Coming together, coming together. 


The underside of the platform, and my husband’s favorite corner. Yes, he was very proud of that corner and asked for a picture.


An overhead view of the tree, and the tree house.


Me, hard at work!


The master builder, himself.


We used transparent roofing plastic  to let in light.


Coming together! Here’s how it looks in the backyard.


The roofing material lets in some gorgeous light inside the treehouse.


We built the door and my husband stained it.


I think they like it. 🙂



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8 Responses to “{Building a Treehouse} Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer”

  1. Tracy says:

    Hi — thanks for linking up this fun project over at Craft Junkie Too….I have it featured over at my Facebook Fan page this week-end. Stop by to check it out and maybe grab the featured me button off of my blog. 🙂


  2. Your little family is adorable.

  3. Hey I am consider building a treehouse in my back yard. Wann photograph it?

  4. cheryl says:

    whoa thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much! Glad I followed your link from here http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-a-simple-tree-house-apartment-therapy-tutorials-186867 Love how you constructed that treehouse!

  5. Cindy says:

    Thanks for sharing your treehouse project. One idea I went to copy from you is your clear plastic roof! it looks much simpler than having a skylight.

  6. Dede says:

    This is exactly what I want to build in our new backyard! I love the fact that it’s kinder to trees than most treehouses. The clear roofing plastic is genius – see the stars at night! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Not really a tree house… More like a fort or a platform that happens to be attached to a tree….

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