Sunday, October 9, 2011

Treehouse Update

The tree house became semi-functional for children as of yesterday!!!! It has primitive railings (they still need to be finished), a ladder, and the kids can use the slide, and deck.

However, there are a million other things yet to be done including windows, doors, rope climb, roof, climbing wall, and a gate of some sort to keep kids from falling out the bottom, probably not the least of which is the latter. But with a little supervision it is usable!

We will be doing a board and batten exterior.  Hopefully we'll finish it by next weekend.

 Even I installed 5 of 9 of the rafters.  There is still a lot to be done to the roof.

Nick constructed a ladder and he installed one of the easiest windows to install (the picture window) on Friday.  We have another 3 windows and a door to go.

Even if only semi-functional, the kids are already have a blast on it.  With the work it has taken, hopefully, it will last more than just a few hours of entertainment.



Blogger Aliceson said...

Lookin' good!

October 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Mrsblocko said...

Can I be a kid at your house? That is one awesome treehouse.

October 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Katie and Josh said...

Very cool. My dad built us a tree house, minus the tree through the middle, but it was near trees. It was so many imaginative things and stayed as part of our lives well into highschool - great escape from the parents. I'm sure it will get used and it is a great way to get the kids outside into nature.

October 19, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger SamJ said...

I find it odd that your posts dont appear to have dates, just times... there could be something existential behind that, or maybe I am just blind.

Nice work, Keep it Up!

December 10, 2011 at 6:40 PM  

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