Rope

While our sustainable redwood lumber and natural tung oil stain tend to steal the spotlight, the humble rope is an integral part of many of our tree houses. In the hands of a skilled craftsman (or craftswoman, in our case)

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Forest Lookout (Part 1)

How do you transform a steep, barren space into a charming, lively play area? Why, with a playhouse, hanging bridge, tree platform and water slide, of course! With two young sons and a bevy of cousins and friends they wanted to host, this Los Angeles family was looking for a…

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Top Secret Safe Giveaway

These Top Secret Safes might not fit into a stocking, but these colorful, artisan safes are perfect for securing pirate’s gold or a secret map to ancient ruins. So when Cincinnati Parent, Indy’s Child Magazine, and Dayton Parent contacted us about their upcoming Holiday Giveaway, we couldn’t resist whipping up a few to donate.   They were a…

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Inverness Treefort Inverness, California I am invited to a small wild overgrown yard to come up with ideas for a treefort for the kids. The family recently bought the property and the kids think the yard as-is is too dark, too spidery, too unfriendly so my plan is to thin it…

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