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Finished it.

The treehouse. Anchored one end of an old door to the tree, suspended the other from metal cables attached to a screw eye. Mounted four old metal table legs at the corners for posts and ran chicken wire for a guard rail. Staped the base of the rail to the platform. Primed and painted to hold off the rain – First and Second Sons helped there. Cut and mounted climbing blocks up the trunk, leading up to a gap between two branches – a natural protection against accidentally falling out of the entranceway. This is big for me precisely because it’s the sort of thing I’m not good at – “Dad, do you think maybe you could take lessons to be just a little better at being a carpenter?” – and it’s something First Son has been asking for for years. Happy Father’s Day.

Comments

  1. antiaphrodite says:

    but it must be beautiful. happy father’s day!

  2. Matthew Lickona says:

    Well, the chicken wire messes up the Zen perfection of the slab jutting out into space from the branch, but still, I’m pretty pleased. Thanks!

  3. antiaphrodite says:

    lol! for what it’s worth, i don’t think your kids will be doing yoga exercises in that treehouse anyway. and you’re welcome!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Chicken wire? Old doors? Table legs?!? This is what happens when TAC grads build treehouses. I may have to drop you a line when I get around to building my shed.

    Rory

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