Treehouses: A Treehouse of Your Own: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Amazing Treetop Retreat by John Harris (Author)
Here’s a book for romantics—but with a practical flair! This beautifully illustrated volume guides readers through all stages of planning and constructing a treehouse. They’ll find plans for several different treehouse styles, from a simple but attractive rustic shelter to an arboreal dwelling featuring modern creature comforts with electricity and cooking facilities. The author describes all needed tools, equipment, and materials, and discusses the type of tree most suitable for each of his designs. Readers are guided through construction of platform or foundation, frame, ladders, windows, and doors. They also learn the more complex aspects of construction, such as roofing, staircases, and connecting electricity for lighting and heating. The finished result can range from an idyllic playroom for children to a handsomely furnished space for adult leisure hours or even business conferences. More than 350 handsome color photos show every aspect of treehouse construction.
Home Tree Home: Principles of Treehouse Construction and Other Tall Tales by Peter Nelson and Gerry Hadden
Peter Nelson, the nation's foremost authority on treehouses, and writer Gerry Hadden join forces to tell readers everything they need to know about designing and building the treehouse that's right for every individual or family. Step-by-step instructions for a children's playhouse, a vacation home, an office, and a full-time residence are included. Whether you'd like to build your children a safe and fun place to play and dream, or you're contemplating your own retreat from the drugeries of earthbound living, this practical, wildly fanciful guide will show you how to make your tree fantasies come true.
Tree Houses You Can Actually Build: A Weekend Project Book by David & Jeanie Stiles
Tree houses capture the imagination of the child in all of us, and they never have been more popular than they are today. This inspirational yet thoroughly practical guide shows even the most inexperienced weekend carpenter how to design and build a lifetime of memories for the entire family. Read about basic building procedures through clear, simple instructions and nontechnical line drawings that illustrate every step of the project, from the earliest sketches to the final cedar shingle.
Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb by David Larkin (Designer) & Peter Nelson (Author)
Treehouses lift the spirits. They inspire dreams. They represent freedom: from adults or adulthood, from duties and responsibilities, from an earthbound perspective. If we can't fly with the birds, at least we can nest with them. With lively writing and beautiful photographs, Treehouses paints a fascinating portrait of this ingenious branch of architecture. It provides a brief history of treehouses, from Caligula through the Medici to Queen Victoria. It shows how to design and build a treehouse, from picking the right tree to shingling the roof. And it tells the stories of dozens of treehouses and the people who built them, from simple platforms nailed together by kids to arboreal palaces constructed and lived in by grown-ups. The centerpiece of the book is a photo essay showing Pete Nelson building a spectacular octagonal treehouse thirty feet up an old-growth fir on Saltspring Island in British Columbia. With two hundred square feet of floor space, cedar paneling, and leaded French doors, the Saltspring treehouse is one of the finest specimens of the treehouse builder's art. Anyone who has ever built a treehouse, or dreamed of it, or read Swiss Family Robinson, will find Treehouses irresistible.
Treehouses: The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse by Charlie Self (Author), John Drigot (Contributor)
Black & Decker Build A Treehouse! is a basic yet complete presentation of how to plan, design, and build a safe, fun treehouse structure for children. The book begins with an inspirational chapter showing the many treehouse variations that are possible. Next, a chapter on basic techniques shows how the essential treehouse platform can be built and secured in any tree configuration-nestled high among the branches or designed so the trunk passes up through the center, and every variation in-between Then, separate chapters show the techniques for adding walls, roofs, ladders, access hatches and accessories. The final chapter of the book gives complete plans for the treehouses, from the very simple to the surprisingly sophisticated.