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How to Build Treehouses, Huts and Forts Paperback – Nov 1 2003
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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.See all Product Description
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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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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.
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