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.
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. 🙂