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Old 02-24-2021, 09:36 PM   #1
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Started building my son a tree house. Got busy and haven't finished it. But maybe this weekend ill get back on it.
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:40 PM   #2
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Impressive work sir!
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:42 PM   #3
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Looks good
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:47 PM   #4
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that kid will remember that forever. Awesome
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:57 PM   #5
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Very nice! What’s the details on the slide? I’ve been wanting to add a slide to my kids tree house but don’t want to fork over the cash for an 8 footer.
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:04 PM   #6
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Your son will enjoy it.
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:38 PM   #7
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Thanks all. On the slide i just used 1.5 pvc and cut a ton of little triangle spacers that go between each pipe to keep them from compressing together. Seen a video where a guy used all thread and washers run thru 3in pipe with caps on each end, worked better, but im pretty sure you could buy a slide cheaper than making that one. Mine isnt super fast but i didn't want him coming down like a bullet anyway. It gets faster with a tow sack.
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:41 PM   #8
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outstanding work. Lucky young man!
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:25 AM   #9
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Nice work
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:21 AM   #10
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That is the COOOLEST thing ever!! Way to go Dad!!
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:44 AM   #11
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that is so cool!
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:02 AM   #12
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Impressive work.

A little advice from a Dad that waisted a bunch of money on one. Check it for wasp nests often.

I added a 2" PVC pipe with the intention of it being a talking tube. One kid could put their ear up to it downstairs, and the other upstairs, could talk into it. First time my daughter used it, she got stung and never used it again.
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Old 02-25-2021, 02:14 PM   #13
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That's straight out of Tree House Masters. Very impressive. Love the slide.
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Old 02-25-2021, 02:16 PM   #14
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Dang, more like a man cave. I like it
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Old 02-25-2021, 02:40 PM   #15
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Wow, that is super nice!!!! Well done
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Old 02-25-2021, 02:43 PM   #16
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Bet that boy cannot even sleep at night thinking about that. Oh if he goes missing I bet I can find him for you. lol
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:59 PM   #17
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Thanks for the comments. Its got a small loft/bunk on each end, and ive got some string lights ive been meaning to put up in there. He took his sleeping bag out there one night, but he didn't last too long by himself. (He's 7). I told him id camp with him one night, but i haven't done it yet. Probably not this weekend but maybe next.
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Old 02-25-2021, 07:20 PM   #18
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Love the fairy tale cartoon roof lines. Nice touch! I built one for my girls but it doesn't have a roof. But it does have a zip line and a bucket and rope on a pulley systems. It's all about accessories with the tree house for my kids.
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Old 02-25-2021, 08:39 PM   #19
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Wow that is nice
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:47 PM   #20
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Very cool project. Nice design, and it just seems to “fit” into those woods. Your son will have some great times in that treehouse. Way to go Dad!
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:56 PM   #21
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You're a better man than me with all them angles! I'd have a heart attack walking around in there with a square...
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:01 PM   #22
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How far away is the feeder?
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:20 PM   #23
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How far away is the feeder?
Haha, he's got a squirrel feeder at about 30 yards!
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:00 PM   #24
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Can you post better pics of the slide? May need to add one to my kids treehouse.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:06 PM   #25
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Can you post better pics of the slide? May need to add one to my kids treehouse.
Yeah, i will take some more pics tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:36 PM   #26
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Can you post better pics of the slide? May need to add one to my kids treehouse.
Here are better pics of the slide. Few things i would have done differently. Should have made it steeper, should have beveled the edges when i cut the triangle spacers in pic 3, so they made less contact with the pipes. Although im sure others probably could think of a better idea. The pipes spin fine, but i wish it was faster. Hope that helps. I had to throw a few pics of him in there too.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:51 PM   #27
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More good pics of this cool project. Your young hunter son with rifle at the window is a classic!
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:47 AM   #28
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Awesome build!
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:46 AM   #29
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Awesome job!
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Old 03-09-2021, 03:02 PM   #30
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Now that is cool!
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Old 03-09-2021, 03:13 PM   #31
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That is awesome! Did you just freestyle the build or did you have plans?
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Old 03-09-2021, 07:23 PM   #32
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That is awesome! Did you just freestyle the build or did you have plans?
Thanks, i had an idea how i wanted it to look, freestyled it based basically off the boards and lengths in my hoard pile. All together i only had to buy 2 pc of smart siding a couple pvc pipes.
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Old 03-13-2021, 10:33 AM   #33
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Pretty cool man! Great job!
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Old 03-13-2021, 05:17 PM   #34
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Thanks, i had an idea how i wanted it to look, freestyled it based basically off the boards and lengths in my hoard pile. All together i only had to buy 2 pc of smart siding a couple pvc pipes.
You have an impressive talent.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:32 PM   #35
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What a beautiful masterpiece! Good job Dad! Your son and his friends will remember it forever!
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:31 PM   #36
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I love it! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:33 PM   #37
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Awesome, great work!
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:36 PM   #38
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Dad of the year award!
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:22 PM   #39
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Thanks guys, i appreciate it.
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:27 PM   #40
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Thanks for the additional slide pics...I may have to add one!
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:41 PM   #41
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Man, that is every kid's dream come true! Great work.
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Old 03-18-2021, 12:01 AM   #42
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You are a great dad. Hope your son will love and enjoy this tree house.
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:29 AM   #43
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I want one !
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Old 03-20-2021, 11:34 AM   #44
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Nice !

Did you cutout enough of a space on the deck to allow for sway in the wind on that tree ?
Or is it anchored well enough it won't get pushed around in the wind and off the post footings ?
We have to consider wind for everything.
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:28 PM   #45
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Nice !

Did you cutout enough of a space on the deck to allow for sway in the wind on that tree ?
Or is it anchored well enough it won't get pushed around in the wind and off the post footings ?
We have to consider wind for everything.
Post are down around 30" and concreted in. Its anchored low enough on the trunk that i dont think it gets a whole lot of movement. But if it does, it should sway with the tree, being that is the only anchor point. Or at least thats what im thinking.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:26 PM   #46
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That is one awesome looking deer blind. You’re young ones should be stoked to have it.


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