The kids never asked for a tree house - but I decided to build them one anyway (perhaps that says more about me than them!)
Crafted mostly from an old pergola, sourced from a demolished house, the platform sits on a frame that avoids the need to dig post holes that would have impacted the tree's critical root zone. The fort sits within a Lemon Scented Gum which fills the air with a zesty smell when it rains. The structure includes a weather tight cubby, slide, rope ladder, gas lift trap door and pirate flag (obviously). Yaaaaarh!
What a fantastic treehouse, it looks very solidly built. It looks very well thought out and the stencils are a neat touch. The use of natural timber branches to cover the balustrade was very clever. I'm sure your kids will appreciate the treehouse. I also suspect that they will be asking for additions once they realize that the pirate ship can get bigger.
Thank you for sharing such an awesome project.
What a terrific tree house, @mjkworldwide ! Hours of fabulous play and kids' imaginations will make this a very worthwhile addition to the backyard!