Hi folks!Your treehouse photos came up on my google alert for "treehouse". I build treehouses professionally and I like to keep an eye on what's being built out there. Your treehouse looks great and I know the kids will love it! I have 2 safety concerns I wanted to pass along: 1. the trap door in the floor: very easy for this to get left open when kids are playing and then someone can fall through by backing up into it. I recommend a simple railing around it with access to the trap door confined to just one side. 2. Knee braces: the knee braces made of 2x6 do not seem structurally sufficient if you end up suddenly with a lot of people on one side of the deck (which happens if everyone rushes over to one side to see something...). I would recommend changing them up to 4x6, or at least 4x4. Hope you don't mind me butting in but I love safety & treehouses!Keep on playing!Barbara Butlerwww.barbarabutler.com
School in the tree! How fun. What special memories you are making with your boys. I would have loved to have a place to read and nap in a tree as a child. Good thing you can see them from the house, because they might not want to live inside now ;) Have there been any requests to camp out overnight?Oh and those pictures of the girls are precious!!! Thank you for taking them.
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