In the summer of 2002, Charles lost his mind and decided to become a carpenter, despite no previous handyman inclinations or demonstrated abilities. With Martin’s tools and tips, some rudimentary drawings and a truckload of lumber, Charles, Travis, Cameron and Grant launched off on the mighty treehouse project of 2002. The treehouse was framed by using 3 trees and a post that was set in a hole dug by Cameron. The exterior is approximately 5 1/2 feet by 12. The floor joists were measured and hung with care and the floor boards were contributed by Martin. The stairs were made from recycled ragweed held securely together by adobe gathered from the wild. Ok, but seriously…. the stairs were an engineering accomplishment that was heretofore unsurpassed. With the floor securely in place, the framing of the walls begins preparing the foundation for another engineering marvel — the roof – but first, the siding which went up with incident due to the now highly developed skill set of the builder group. It’s starting to look like a home and plans are being made for its furnishing and the standing reservation with the emergency medical care unit has been cancelled.
Building complete, the treehouse is swept clean and ready for its residents to move in.
Don’t let the snow fool you — it WAS summer.
The results of their handiwork follow: