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How to Build Treehouses, Huts and Forts Paperback – Nov 1 2003

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; First Edition edition (Nov. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592281923
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592281923
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"How to hammer, how to saw, how to dream. The perfect guidebook for kids." - Wally Lawrnece, reader and weekend carpenter.

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This book is filled with fun projects for kids and their parents to build in their backyards. It begins with a section on basic carpentry and continues with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on building treehouses, forts and huts. It concludes with a section on "cool stuff for kids to make" such as treasure chests, cannons, catapults, and several fun projects to build in the snow.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chatchi on Jan. 27 2004
Format: Paperback
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to be an official member of my best friend's exclusive club -- "The Scorpion's Tail". After establishing the core members of the club, we decided that we needed to build a treehouse to use as our base, but we knew we wouldn't be able to do it alone.

Armed with a hammer, some nails, a saw, a dream, and a copy of David Stiles' informative book, "How to Build Treehouses, Huts and Forts," we were able to build an impressive headquarters for the Scorpion's Tail.

The treehouse wasn't secure enough to keep out the spiders and small woodland creatures (no fault of the author's), but it was definitely strong enough to defend us from our rival gangs. Trust me! I grew up in a really rough neighborhood, so we need all of the defense we could get. In fact, Stiles' design for the snowball catapult would have proved invaluable had we actually used the treehouse after it was built.

Fifteen years later, the treehouse is still standing. If that's not a testament to David Stiles' incredible knowledge of building memories that last, then I don't know what is.

Beware of the Scorpion's Tail!

(Be sure to check out the Petzl E68 Duo LED Headlamp... a must for anyone with a treehouse)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By crazy pig on May 17 2008
Format: Paperback
For many summers i have been planning to build a tree fort but never got around to it. Finally after reciving this book for christmas i have detalied plans and a visiual of how it will look i can finally convince my neighbour to help with the construction. Not only does this book have plans but it also motivates you to build and design your own treehouses, Huts and Forts.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful For Kids And Their Parents May 20 2005
By G. Reid - Published on
Format: Paperback
Most kids, if not all, dream of building a treehouse. It is a very powerful dream that many times does not happen because the task and resources needed to build a treehouse are formidable. This book can make the dream a wonderful reality. The treehouse, of course, must be built by the kids and this book is step-by-step making that quite possible. Parents can help out with the kids permission. A parent that gives this book to a kid dreaming of a treehouse will be a hero in the kid's eyes.
22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Great book for a kid with an adult helper Nov. 5 2007
By Elizabeth Delph - Published on
Format: Paperback
As a person who lived in a treehouse for 3 years, and was looking for a basic how-to book for a friend, I was disappointed--this is how-to down to how to buy 2x4s and pull nails. Not good for a skilled (or even somewhat skilled) adult, but this book is EXACTLY the sort of thing I would have wanted as a kid: all the basics, lots of advice, and would have been great for a mom- and/or dad-and-me project.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
One of the best books ever Feb. 6 2007
By Suzanne S. Walther - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is extremely awesome and has a special section on stuff to build like snowforts, catapults, and cannons. The forts are really awesome. Great buy.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
long on ideas, a tad short on some details. April 9 2010
By Norm De Plume - Published on
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My kids are desparate for a tree house or fort in the back yard. After pricing commercially available options, I decided that I could build one for a fraction of what a Play Nation solution would cost. So, I started looking for plans. I saw these Stiles publications (Treehouses and other Cool Stuff and Tree Houses, Huts and Forts.)at Amazon, and thought they looked promising.

Well, "promising" just about describes it. There plan for Fort Bravo in this book fits the bill for my kids, and these come with material lists, but the detail - especially for building the roof - is simply inadequate. I've never built a house, so am unfamiliar with construction techniques for building a roof. Additional research will be required to build either fort.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
nice book for child Jan. 7 2014
By Barbara Steward - Published on
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Bought this book for a Christmas gift for a child that has a dream of building a tree house. Nice book and easy for him to understand and relate to for the age of 10-12