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Treehouses, Huts & Forts...
This book is filled with fun projects for kids and their parents to build in their backyard.
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.
This 95 page book is spiral bound to lie flat while working and is fully illustrated by the author.
"How to hammer, how to saw, how to dream.
The perfect guidebook for kids."
Wally Lawrence - Reader & weekend carpenter
"Reviews from original book:"
Dear David and Jeanie, I bought a German edition of your treehouse book and after 3 weeks of part time preparation (mental and material) I gathered all necessary stuff and tools to build it.
In 3 days from 9am to 3pm with help from another adult we managed to complete it , except for the grab rails around it. The treehouse was ready on July 27,the day of the 4th birthday of my son Nicos.
Thanks for the excellent tips, plans and inspiration to create such a beautiful and cosy place. My son (the blond boy in the pictures- I am the other person) suggested that on each birthday of his he will put paint on his palms and make a hand-print on the inside wall with the year noted above. So after many years he will have the mark of his palms on the wall for every year passed.
Thanks again and greetings from Greece! Xenofon Gerogiannis : Lefkas island/Greece : firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a must have book if you are handy and have kids!!, May 15, 2001
I owned this book as a child and used it for small projects such as the cannon (my attempt of it at least) and dreamed of someday being able to build the larger projects. Now as a father, I want to build the pirate ship detailed in the wonderful illustrations of this book. Reviewer: Dan from Columbus, MI USA
GREAT Inspiration for creative building! August 23, 2000
I originally bought this book before I ever owned a drill or saw. The ideas are inspirational & highly creative! David Stiles is the common man's Disney... Now with wife Jeanie, they are "hammering" out a do-it-yourself empire. Reviewer: Thom Cheney from Portland, OR USA
A Must Have for All Parents, February 14, 2000
I obtained this book from a library and fell in love with it. After unsuccessful attempts to purchase it, I copied the entire book, and EVERY page was worth it! It is full of wonderfully creative projects to make with your children. I especially liked the tank made from plywood. It is self propelled and comes with a gun thats quirts water (made from a bicycle pump!). Get your hands on this book any way you can - your kids (and all the kids in the neighborhood) will thank you for years to come! Reviewer: Tabitha H. from Tampa, Florida
A fun trip to the world of out-doors entertainment., January 10, 1999
This is an incredible book. It displays lots of projects which demonstrate the authors boundless imagination. You can find tree houses, lake structures, wooden trains and much more. I have never been able to build any of these because I do not have a garden which is big enough. But the ideas are great. I used to read it as a kid, but unfortunately I have lost it. I hope I can get it back... Reviewer: A reader from Buenos Aires, Argentina
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Note to Your Parents
Huts & Forts
Mountain Stream Hut
Other Cool Stuff
City Snow Fort
Eskimo Snow House
Snow Block Fort
See also: How-to-Build Treehouses, Huts & Forts by Stiles Designs.
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