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Nails, screws, lumber and some elbow grease are about all that’s needed to create the magic and adventure of a private hand-made wooden kids’ club in the treetops. Build a Hobbit Treehouse, a Pirate Ship Playhouse with water cannons, or any of 30 unique projects.

Detailed step-by-step instructions and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations make these backyard-construction projects as much fun to build, as they will be to use. Parents and children can spend time together building a project in a few weeks that will create lasting memories.

Treehouses & Playhouses shows the average “do-it-yourself” family how to easily and affordably bring such structures to life using their own hands in their own backyards. Choose from projects like a Victorian Playhouse or Treeless Treehouse, a zip line, a crow’s nest, or a drawbridge.

For regular dads and moms or weekend carpenters, this book offers a layperson’s manual to bring the dream of an exciting play structure for kids into reality.

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Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans. Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans.

Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans. Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans.

Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans. Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans.

Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans. Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans.

Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans. Treehouses And Playhouses Book includes Treehouses And Playhouses Designs and Plans.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - Basic Building Information
      Tools
      Tool Tips
      Lumber & Materials
      Lumber Tips
      Joining Logs
      Making a Peg ‘n Hole joint
      Mini-ties
      Bamboo
      Joining Bamboo
      Decking
      Staging or Scaffolding Planks
      Spans
      Treehouse Span Table
      Lumber Delivery
      Making a Simple Sawhorse
      Sawing Through Lumber
      Bolts, Nails & Screws
      “Secret” Glue
      Installing Posts
      Making Concrete Footings
      Rope Railings
      Branch Rails
      Doors
      Easy-to-Make Plexiglas Window
      Attaching a window
      Building a Simple Fixed Skylight
      Building an Operable Skylight
      Building a Loft

Chapter 2 - Building a Treehouse
      Family Meeting
      Planning a Treehouse
      Planned Building vs. Build as You Go
      Choosing the Right Tree
      Tree expansion & Movement
      Installing a Lag Screw
      Threaded Rod
      Flexible Connections
      Rope
      Knots to Know
      Chain & Wire Rope
      Cables & Turnbuckles
      Beams
      Access to the Treehouse
      Building Stairs
      Rope Ladder
      Permanent Ladder
      Flexible Collar

Chapter 3 - Three Treehouse Designs
(Step-by-step instructions & illustrations)
      Building a Basic Treehouse
      Treeless Treehouse
      Hobbit Treehouse

Chapter 4 - Four Playhouse Designs
(Step-by-step instructions & illustrations)
      “Pie-rat” Ship Playhouse
      “Pie-rat” Ship Party
      Victorian Playhouse
      Hobbit Playhouse
      Shed/Playhouse

Chapter 5 – Accessories
      Ladder Hoist
      Tips for Making Swings
      Making a Simple Swing
      Zip Line
      Message Board & Mirror
      Trash Box
      Bridges
      Pulley & Basket
      Drawbridge
      Hoist
      Crow’s Nest
      Pirate Ship Accessories
      Pirate Cutlass
      Jolly Roger
      Ship’s Wheel

Photography Section


"Reviews from this book: "

I always wanted a tree house when I was a kid. So after our daughter Paige was born I promised myself I would build her one. The tree house is 10-feet off the ground (way to high according to my wife!)....is made from pressure treated wood and cedar..and has a tin roof. Inside is a ladder leading to a loft ..and a wooden table I made to fold into the wall. It took longer than I thought it would but with the help of my wife...and Alex (a friends son)...it was well worth the wait....Paige has enjoyed every minute of it!! Rich Platt

I recently completed building a Hobbit House style playhouse for my daughters (4 and 1 years old) and wanted to say thanks for your great book, "Treehouses and Playhouses You Can Build". My 4 year old (Ruby) looked through all the pictures of playhouses in the book and liked the Hobbit House best. So we decided to build that one. She picked out the paint colors (as you can tell) and even helped with some of the painting. It's finally up in our backyard and she really loves it. Ruby's looking forward to sharing it with her sister, Molly, when Molly gets a little older. I put a mechanical door bell on the front and made the heart peep hole open up. The "secret" door in the back is also a favorite feature. Best regards, Mike Jones, Belmont, MA

I just wanted to write and thank you for sharing your knowledge and imagination in these wonderful books. I have attached a couple of pictures of my adaptation of your Hobbit House featured in your book Treehouses and Playhouses...the directions and plans were really easy to follow and the illustrations awesome. I designed this one with the idea that when my 2 year old son gets bigger, the house can be moved and the whole Treehouse can turn into a boat...it took me about 3 weeks, working during nap times! Thank you again... Sincerely, Therese McKirdy, BC, Canada

Dear David & Jeanie Stiles:
A couple of years back, I purchased your book "Treehouses and Playhouses You Can Build," and I want to thank you for the insights, techniques and terrific illustrations and designs contained in this book. My daughter will turn 10 in June, and I've been able to keep my promise to her by building a treehouse for her 12 feet up in a Pecan tree in our back yard. We started together on it in February, and she's absolutely thrilled with progress thus far. The platform's finished and we'll be finalizing the design for the "house" part of it this weekend. Your book was the impetus - without it, I might not have known where to begin! Also, through this project, my daughter and I have worked together to plan and execute it. I see the sense of accomplishment and ownership that has instilled in her. A wonderful experience, viewed from any side. Thanks again for everything you've done already to put a smile on my daughter's face. With much appreciation, Jim Kenefick, St. Petersburg, FL

My daughter loves her new playhouse - complete with running water. I put a Y-connection on the outdoor hose, with one line going to the playhouse kitchen and the other still free for watering the garden. A couple of inline water filters from waterfiltersfast.com keep the water clean, and the end goes to the play sink faucet. There's a bucket under the sink, drained by a simple tube leading to the woods. It's easy to dismantle for the winter or when mowing the lawn and the water filters eliminate any issue from drinking water out of a hose. Bob R., NY

Your books were an inspiration not only to me but to our grandchildren and 'handy man' who did the actual construction. Shelley Conrath, Athens, OH

I love how each of your books offers something more than the last, and how you encourage people to be creative, not just follow a prescribed set of instructions. (I have looked at many other authors’ treehouse books, but not felt moved to buy any but yours!) For me, your informal yet informative style and fabulous, easy-to-understand illustrations were the perfect balance of dreamy inspiration vs. practical how-to’s.
Here are a few things I particularly loved about Treehouses and Playhouses:
. Treehouse Span Table (I should have this memorized as often as I have looked at it!)
. Installing Posts
. Plexiglas Window, Attaching a Window and Building a Skylight.
. Flexible Connections – (so many more ideas than you had before).
. And Zip Lines – (more options and instructions than mentioned in your previous books).
Again, I love your books. Tania H. from Portland, Maine

Jeanie & David,
I was quite impressed with all the new information and material that you provided in your latest treehouse book, Treehouses and Playhouses You Can Build. This truly is a great resource for anyone who wants to build his or her own treehouse. Since getting your first book and building my treehouse, I’ve seen some other treehouse books. Those books mainly showed expensive architect designed and professionally built treehouses. While they were fun to look at they were useless as far as providing any help to the average builder like me. I really like what you said in your introduction about this book being for families and to be used as a guideline to further your own imagination. Your new book now provides an even greater wealth of practical information for real builders like the rest of us. Reviewer: Brian Marquis from Virginia

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