Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build
ISBN: 1586857800
EAN13: 9781586857806
Language: English
Pages: 144
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build shows how average do-it-yourself families can easily and affordably bring to life a Hobbit's Treehouse, a Pirate's Playhouse, or a Crow's Nest in their own backyards There are a lot of books out there filled with enchanting photos of elaborate treehouses and playhouses built by professionals and costing tens of thousands to build. For the rest of us, there's bit of elbow grease, a lot of imagination, a trip to the hardware store--and a copy of Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build. Authors David and Jeanie Stiles are the best-selling authors of a number of books on treehouses. They have created another straightforward how-to-build book filled with beautiful hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations that are easy to follow and describe in detail how to create each project. They include tips on budgeting, using basic tools, buying materials, and kid- and adult-friendly instructions. Even for DIY novice types, this book simplifies the building process and inspires families of all types to work together and build cool stuff.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Jeanie and David Stiles are recreation experts, says Matt Laurer of NBC's The Today Show, when the Stiles built a treeless treehouse in only three hours at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
From the front Cover Treehouses& Playhouses YOU CAN BUILD David & Jeanie Stiles Nails, screws, lumber and some elbow grease are about all that's needed to create the magic and adventure of a private hand-made wooden kids' club in the treetops. Build an imagination inspiring Hobbit Treehouse, a Pirate Ship Playhouse with working water cannons, or any of 40 unique projects by following simple steps in Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build. Detailed step-by-step instructions and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations make these backyard-construction activities as much fun to craft as they will be to use. Parents and children can spend time together sculpting in the sky and learning woodworking skills just by setting aside a few weekends to go outdoors and build. Kids and adults alike will have a beautiful, wild space to call their own for hours of creative play or relaxation. Treehouses & Playhouses shows the average do-it-yourself family how to easily and affordably bring such structures to life by their own hands in their own backyards. Build a treehouse or playhouse on a budget, using basic tools and minimal building experience. Choose from different projects including a Victorian Playhouse or Treeless Treehouse, a zip line, a crow's nest, an escape hatch, a secret lock box, a hidden message board, pulleys, lifts, lofts, skylights, ladders, bridges and swings. Use the skills you learn from the detailed projects to build fantasy structures such as a Climb & Slide Mountain, Delta Wing Space Vehicle, Dragon House, Giant Glasses, Jet Racer, Meditation Hut, Suspended Monster Playhouse or Swinging Treehouse. For regular dads and moms or weekend carpenters, this book offers a layperson's manual to bring the dream of an exciting and personal spot for the kids into reality. Author David Stiles, a designer/builder who has built several houses in the East Hampton area, is also an illustrator who specializes in writing how-to books. In the past, David worked as an architectural renderer for most of the leading architectural ?rms in New York City, and received two awards from the NYC Planning Commission for his playground design for handicapped children.