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    Miniature Treehouse




    Treehouses may seem like big projects, but when you shrink them down to a smaller scale they can be a lot of fun for you and your kids. Encourage kids to get outside and explore. A miniature treehouse is the perfect playful destination. They can be built out of scrap lumber you have lying around and can be tailored to suit your skills, supplies and time. Feel free to make any substitutions to the supply list in order to make it work with what you have. It's meant to be a fun, unintimidating project. Rustic, imperfect designs add to the charm of this type of structure, and the more you can get the kids involved in the process the better. These small-scale houses can attach to, or by a tree in the yard and the kids will have ongoing fun accessorizing and embellishing. Come on, let's play!!!!!

    Supplies:

  • Barn boards
  • Scrap lumber / Half lap siding
    (See cut sheet and drawings for exact dimensions of this project)
  • Tree branches
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing nails
  • Handsaw
  • Coping saw
  • Drill
  • 3/16-inch drill bit
  • Galvanized nails
  • 1-5/8 inch screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Awl
  • Tape measure
  • Square
  • Set of 1-inch hinges
  • Forstner Bit
  • Utility knife
  • Dimensions to cut barn boards

  • Step 1

    Cut Base

    Step 2

    Cut Sides

    Step 3

    Slope Sides

    Step 4

    Attach Sides

    Step 5

    Cut Front

    Step 6

    Doors and...

    Step 7

    Drill Holes

    Step 8

    Cut Out

    Step 9

    Sand

    Step 10

    Attach Front

    Step 11

    Roof

    Step 12

    Begin Railing

    Step 13

    Insert Posts

    Step 14

    Add Railings

    Step 15

    Mount and Enjoy

       
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