Treehouses: Black and Decker Complete
Guide-Help your kids explore their imaginations with a well-built tree house. Philip Schmidt
presents a well-organized guide to the
basics of tree house building. Good photos and clear, detailed instructions lead
readers through six designs. There is an informative section on what species of
tree is best to "host" your structure as well as cautionary information on
building codes and zoning. This is a solid book, but it lacks the flare and
spirit of David and Jeanie Stiles's Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build.
Still, Schmidt provides great instruction and a solid foundation.
Build Your Kids A Treehouse
This 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