May 25, 2006
VOLUME II, NUMBER IX
Special Projects by Carson L. Priest
Local boy shows architecture skills
Christmas in Germany
by building toy Mansion
minor tree issues to think about.
Tree houses should be designed to
rest on major branches and nestle
around the tree trunk. Never wound
the tree with nails, screws and saw
Trees bend and twist in the wind.
So simply jamming or wedging
boards between branches or into
crotches will lead to failure. Use
rope to make sure a tree house
stays snug against a branch.
Attaching it to branches with rope
can keep windstorms from blowing
it away. It can keep ambitious and
ingenious children from changing
Carson Priest of Kennesaw, Georgia and The Bullard School builds the
above mansion with lincoln logs, wood blocks and big legos.
Carefully consider how children will
How to Build a Tree House There's an attraction between
enter the tree house. Don't nail
trees and children.
ladder rungs into the trunk. Use a
When the kids are out of school
self-supporting ladder tied to the
you may be tempted to build a A tree's constant motion, even in
tree or a heavy, unlooped, knotted
treehouse for them to play in during still air, and its great size and
rope. For many trees with low
the summer. Before you head off reach make it fascinating. At
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•No nails or screws should be put
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The only major concern is the
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