If only I had this when I was a kid! This 5-year-old monkey boy must be the luckiest kid in the whole wide world, because he’s got a father like this!
The awesomeness of this treehouse is killing me, would it be too old at my age to build one in my bedroom?
1. He used a mix of 38mm x 89mm 34mm x 44mm 44mm x 44mm
2. He used the old calculator to figure out how far apart the lattes needed to be...
3. Few more verticals so that the frame doesn’t sag in the middle… The Frame was ready and solid!
4. Here he started building the frame for a wall, planning for a door and window.
5. First board of cladding being measured…
6. Cladding going down
7. His son testing for size…
8. Wall temporarily up. Seems to fit OK
9. Built a side frame for some storage space (clothes/toys/etc)…
10. He got all the boards cut at the local DIY store (where he bought them from).
11. The structural vertical board in separating left and right sections is wider than the rest so he could use that for building a ladder to get up there…
12. The space behind that ladder was kind of wasted so he decided to build a set of drawers that would open sideways from under the bed
13. He had left over structural board (18mm thick) so he used that to cut bits for my drawers…
14. Those drawers will be for storing loads of toys so the pretty heavy duty board is kind of fit for purpose. Bottom and side bits ready
15. Putting the drawers together
16. It’s not the standard way of building drawers but I haven’t got a router so my furniture making is pretty basic!
17. Lightly sanded. 3 drawers done!
18. Cut the draw faces out of the board that separates the area under the bed and the storage unit.
19. All pieces cut out
20. Bet Apple didn’t know this design was perfect to outline the shape of draw handles!
21. Faces and handles cut!
22. Sliders for drawers screwed onto frame
23. Test sliding of the drawers…
24. All 3 drawers in place and tested.
25. view from under the bed
26. drawers with the faces fitted.
27. Top and front boards fitted again
28. Sending kids up the platform to test its strength
30. The horizontal bar at the front will need sorting out as it cuts through the wall door
31. He made a border for that platform in order to hide some of the gaps between platform and bent walls…
35. With the carpeted platform fitted. The boarder hides the gaps nicely.
36. to build another way for his kid to get into bed, via the front door!
37. all pieces cut and ready to assemble.
38. Ladder assembled!
39. just missing the top step for a clean transition between ladder and bed…
40. cut a sidewall out of two pieces of leftover structural board.
41. cut a trim to go around the wardrobe bit so it looks nice and tidy, That will eventually be closed/hidden by a curtain.
42. the ladder to go up the platform is a little steep so he built a handle bar to hold onto as you climb onto it so the kids don’t break their neck falling off it.
44. good job! He had a little helper… this is Spidernan red
45. more painting
46. Then he started laying down some floor boards.
47. boarding around the tricky bits….
48. had a go at making his own spiderman spider stensils…
49. open! put the whole wall on hinges. This way it’s accessible by un-clipping a couple of hooks on the sides. And secured using rope.
51. Finished Project!