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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 9, 2012 5:30 PM CST
Do you have tree house? DH built this 19 years ago for our children. Many memories were made by our kids. Seeing the chalk graffiti still on the walls makes me smile. Now abandoned, it stands tall and strong among the trees. A couple times I covered the openings with plastic and used it as a winter greenhouse. But it was tedious for these adult legs to go up and down the ladder to water etc. The bottom area housed a open air sandbox at one time. Now it is a screened in aviary so our parrots can spend the days outside. There is a place for a slide off to the left and the swings shoot off the back side. Now I wait for grandkids to give me a reason to spruce it up.


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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 10, 2012 2:20 PM CST

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What a beautiful structure!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2012 3:05 PM CST
Thanks, zuzu. Remember I said DH was an Overkiller when it comes to building with wood? Those 4 X 6's are buried 4 feet into the ground! It's going no where! It has hurricane clips on the roof. That is where I go if there is a hurricane. :rofl:
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 10, 2012 3:16 PM CST

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I love the idea of a screened-in aviary at that height. It's so much more logical than the ones at ground level.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2012 3:21 PM CST
Well you can't see by the pic but the aviary is below the house part on the ground level. But you are right, it could be screened in for the birds. That would be a lot of work to make it safe since the wood is treated as it was a ground level. Will send a pic...
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 10, 2012 3:48 PM CST
Treehouse from the backside. The Aviary, formerly the sandbox deck.

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 10, 2012 4:04 PM CST

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Sweet! And a new view of the entire structure. The hearts hadn't been as visible in the first photo. A lot of work went into that design.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2012 5:42 PM CST

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What a sweet place for kids! and birds! yes, you need grandkids to liven it up again! Thumbs up
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 12, 2012 10:23 AM CST

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Wow!!! This is incredible!!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 12, 2012 6:34 PM CST
Ooooh, I love this! I've been trying to talk DH into building just a platform in the crook of an oak for our grandson to have a climbing spot. Now I have more ammunition!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 12, 2012 6:44 PM CST
Bubbles said:Ooooh, I love this! I've been trying to talk DH into building just a platform in the crook of an oak for our grandson to have a climbing spot. Now I have more ammunition!


Do it! Do it! 19 years ago, our trees were not big enough to make a real tree house in the trees. So we just build it among the trees make it shady, and nice and cozy. I have (bad) memories sleeping over in the Tree House with my then young girls, 4 and 8. My back will never be the same! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 12, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Well, DH's been gone all day helping our SIL build a loft bed for the DGS. I think I'll let him rest a day or two before I start whining!!! I think sometimes, we want things for our grandchildren that we secretly would have loved in our own childhood.
Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Apr 14, 2013 1:48 PM CST
It's beautiful and precious!
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