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About the Author

David Stiles is a designer'/builder and together, with his wife Jeanie, has authored fifteen books, including "Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide," Revised Edition (Firefly 1998), "The Treehouse Book" (which won the ALA Notable Children's Book Award), and "Playhouses You Can Build" (Firefly 1999). A graduate of the Pratt Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, David is the winner of two awards from the New York Planning Commission for his designs for The Playground for All Children.

David and Jeanie's articles have appeared in several magazines and newspapers including "House Beautiful," "Better Homes and Gardens," "Country Living," "Home Mechanix," "Rebecca's Gardens," and "The New York Times," They have appeared on numerous television programs, including Lifetime Television "Our Home" and the Discovery Channel's "Home Matters" shows. They divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, N.Y. where they live in a barn which they renovated themselves.

Jeanie Stiles has co-authored six books with her husband.

David Stiles is a designer'/builder and together, with his wife Jeanie, has authored fifteen books, including "Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide," Revised Edition (Firefly 1998), "The Treehouse Book" (which won the ALA Notable Children's Book Award), and "Playhouses You Can Build" (Firefly 1999). A graduate of the Pratt Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, David is the winner of two awards from the New York Planning Commission for his designs for The Playground for All Children.

David and Jeanie's articles have appeared in several magazines and newspapers including "House Beautiful," "Better Homes and Gardens," "Country Living," "Home Mechanix," "Rebecca's Gardens," and "The New York Times," They have appeared on numerous television programs, including Lifetime Television "Our Home" and the Discovery Channel's "Home Matters" shows. They divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, N.Y. where they live in a barn which they renovated themselves.

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Product Details

  • Series: Weekend Project Book
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (May 26, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395892732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395892732
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My background as a residential/light commercial builder for over 30 years has given me the opportunity to construct a few tree houses along the way. With a large tree house project coming up and more than a few years since my last project I wanted to make sure I was on top of the latest technology. This book is great! It will show you how to construct a tree house in a single tree or using 2, 3 or 4 trees. There are several different approaches the book takes which will cover just about every project you may face.
I purchased "Home Tree Home: Principles of Treehouse Construction and Other Tall Tales" hoping to find what I was looking for and although it was a fine book it cannot hold a candle to this.
This book covers safety and construction issues that I never even thought about. It has good solid engineering and design. If you follow the books advice you, and your kids, will have a great time building your tree house and will enjoy it for years to come.
So if you are building your mother-in-law a place to stay while in town or just a simple platform a few feet off the ground for the kids to eat lunch on, this is the book for you.
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I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants a step-by-step plan to building a basic treehouse and many fun additions on to the treehouse such as crows nests, rope ladders, pulleys, telephones,furniture and more. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. If you want to build a more complicated treehouse(for example a treehouse with electrical outlets or more than 2 rooms) this book most likely isn't for you. For people who just want to browse pictures of amazing treehouses around the world I suggest Peter Nelson's Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living out on A Limb.
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It you keep in mind that building a tree house is not exactly rocket science, then you will see why this book is so useful. It's crammed full of practical ideas and schemes you can either follow through to complete a tree house or use as a jumping off point to make your kids their own customized getaway. You still have to be able to use power tools, measure correctly (so your tree house will not be out of square like ours), find the right materials, and have more than a few days to get the job done. Still, unless you plan to build a tree house for your permanent abode, this is the only guide you will need.
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Like the 24 other reviews of this book I built a great treehouse for my kids in fall 2002. Many, many people ask me how I learned to build one and I simply show them the book. I even used an illustration to modify a one-tree tree house into a two tree treehouse that is 8 X 10 feet and 15 feet off the ground. My 8 year old daughter built a rope ladder and had a blast. I've since looked at several other treehouse books to see how this one compares - and for the price, it's well worth it.
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I used the ideas and illustrations in this book to build my daughter a treehouse in our backyard. Although I used my own design, I used many of the tips for tree connections, platform supports, and other information the Stiles provide in their book. It is evident they have a real love for their subject. Since I have a lot more trees on the property, we have plans to continue expanding the treehouse complex. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for treehouse and accessory ideas.
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We built a fantastic treehouse this summer using many of the ideas from this book. My 8-yr old son and 6-yr old daughter learned so much from the simple illustrations. The book helped us decide on a tree, a design, and gave us nuts & bolts instructions as well as many practical tips. We highly recommend this book!
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The best book on tree houses! This is a great book for adults and children. David Stiles is the leading authority on tree houses and this beautifully illustrated book covers everything you need to know on how to build them. From conception to construction, this book will tap into your childhood dreams and set you to building the tree house that is right for you. Practical step by step instructions, and full color spreads of finished tree houses and huts. If you are even thinking about building a treehouse for your self or your kids, this is the only book you will ever need.
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I have no construction background whatsoever, but after reading this book I was able to build a very nice treehouse for my kids. My only negative observation of this book is that occasionally the artist's renderings fail to accurately show how treehouse features would be sructurally implemented (ie. a roof support post coming out of the middle of the the treehouse floor, but no apparent structure under the floor to attach it to). Besides an occasional artistic oversight, I thought the book was well worth the price. Give it a try. You can do it, too.
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