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.