June 5, 2011

How it all began...

Last July, Chris started tossing around the idea of a treehouse for the girls.

As soon as we came back from a out-of-state vacation, the construction began in our garage.

The posts and twelve-by-twelve deck/base came first. It required a tree removal, chain saws and a lot of help from our engineering neighbor.

Then the walls were constructed in our garage and transported to the backyard.

Then came the rafters, then the plywood sheeting, the tin roof, followed by windows.

The front deck railing and vinyl/cedar shake siding were then added.

Then, winter came.

When the weather broke, electricity was added, the insulation was blown in and the loft was constructed.

The rear stairs and beadboard walls were next.

Then, came lots and lots of painting.

Which brings us to the BIG reveal.

Be sure to check back on Monday.

The girls have officially moved in.


My Vintage Mending said...

Super Dad needs a Super Hero tree. Don't you think. What a great accomplishment for the entire family. This looks like an award winner. From top to bottom. Enjoy...Renee

Beach Mama said...

Your children are so blessed to have such a wonderful play house, and such a wonderful Daddy to build it! I can't wait to see the rest of the inside. It's probably prettier inside your play house than in my house!

Lee said...

What a tease you are! I wass all excited for the big reveal.
Although now I have something to look forward to on our long drive back home...Can't wait!

Cindy said...

Wow! It is coming together perfectly. Can't wait for the BIG reveal!!!

Okay, so how long has Josie said her tree should stay up...I have a feeling that it will be a summer decor addition for awhile.

Love the finds at the market. Boy do I wish we had one here. Although right now I don't think I could stand the heat!

Glad the lunch box, early bus, and math days are almost over!!!!

Many hugs,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is just SO fabulous! When can I come to visit! Can I sleep over? I know you are having such fun! WOW! ♥♥♥

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is indeed a major accomplishment and Chris really is fantastic to do this lovely thing for the girls. He really deserves a lot of praise and with Father's Day coming up some kind of special award.(-:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a nice Dad! Wow, he is in for a nice Father's Day!


Kim said...

I soooo cannot wait to see it finished..
AMAZING Mommy and Daddy..
Girls are super lucky..

vivian said...

You are a big teaser! I thought we'd get to see it today! LOL
ok.. I'll be back tomorrow.
your hubby rocks by the way and your girls are very lucky...
I love that in one picture we can see the christmas tree lit up in your house.
see you tomorrow!

Cheryl G. said...

That's a LOT of work!

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! That treehouse was no easy task! Chris did an amazing job! I am sooo excited for you guys! Enjoy your new space!

Unknown said...

I just sent this post to my son and I hope he may be can make something like this for my grand-daughter Jilly

it is so spectacular!