Be in a Treehouse: Design / Construction / Inspiration (Hardcover)

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“With its stunning photos of fanciful houses, Nelson’s book will appeal to anyone who ever read Peter Pan or The Swiss Family Robinson. . . . To browse through Nelson’s book is to fantasize about life in midair.” ―Washington Post, Book World
 
Pete Nelson, the world’s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees—his motto is, “get ’er done, so you can BE in a TREE.” His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction.
 
To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using stunning, full-color photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. Reading his book is like going to treehouse college. He includes instruction on:
  • Tree Selection
  • Treehouse Design Logic
  • Treehouse Hardware
  • Platform Design
  • Rules of Thumb
  • Platform Construction Basics
  • Safety First
  • Building Your Treehouse
  • Planning and Permitting
  • And more!
To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Nelson writes . . .
 
“I am blown away by the variety and splendor of treehouses today. The creativity and craftsmanship that people bring to building in trees fills me with joy. Never in my wildest dreams could I have fathomed the depth and breadth of this worldwide movement. It is truly glorious.”
 
The book is essential inspiration and reference for anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer to the amateur builder to the professional contractor.

About the Author


Pete Nelson is an architect who is at the spearhead of the treehouse revival and sustainable architecture movement. He has written several books, including Abrams’ Treehouses of the World, and runs the world’s leading treehouse building company, TreeHouse Workshop, in Seattle.

Praise For…


“With its stunning photos of fanciful houses, Nelson’s book will appeal to anyone who ever read Peter Pan or The Swiss Family Robinson. . . . To browse through Nelson’s book is to fantasize about life in midair.”
— The Washington Post Book World


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419711718
ISBN-10: 1419711717
Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: March 25th, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English