Thursday, March 14, 2013

Forklift Pallet Fort, Shed, or Garden Trellis! So Simple!

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     Love this one- especially since its built from free pallet wood, its so simple, AND it looks good. Something like this would be great for a garden (if you use untreated pallets), or the frame of a chicken coop. Better yet, use a tiny structure like this as a climbing frame for beans, grapes, or any other vine-like plant.

Obviously its use as a simple, open-air, kids clubhouse or playhouse is great too! 

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

A "temple" Tree House/Fort in Washington State.

    I can't find any more photos on this one, but its just friggin' fabulous. I especially love the large bay of windows in the front- which, I'd assume, either face south, or some great view (at least I'd hope so). This tree house has a lot of character, and is referred to as a "temple tree house", perhaps for religious reflection, and for the builder/owners writing/work. Its a simple design overall, but one that is so effective and pleasing to the eye- I just wish we had more trees like that here on the East Coast.

This little structure, while not legally, would make for a great tiny house, or getaway cabin up in the trees, OR the world's coolest kids fort or playhouse!

I hope I can find more on this one! Especially photos!

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

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