Introduction: My Treehouse

Picture of My Treehouse

Umm. Ok so instructables wouldn't let me enter my slideshow in this contest so I made an instructable. Be advised this is NOT instructions on how to build a treehouse. If anyone however does want to know how to make one, im sure I could make an actual instructable on it.


This is a treehouse that my dad and I built in about 5-6 days by ourselves.

What makes this treehouse awesome:

It has a rope swing for climbing up and down the treehouse

A ladder

A secret plank that lifts up to reveal a hidden compartment

Eventually, the treehouse will have railings, a firepole, a zipline and half of it will be covered with a roof-type structure.

One of the tools we used to build this treehouse was our Craftsman 10" Miter saw-without which, this project would have been impossible.

Step 1: Another View of the Treehouse

Picture of Another View of the Treehouse

Step 2: The Climb Up Spot

Picture of The Climb Up Spot

Step 3: The Secret Plank

Picture of The Secret Plank

I currently use it as a cooler.

Step 4: The Secret Plank- EXPOSED!

Picture of The Secret Plank- EXPOSED!

Yea, I know. It's pretty awesome.

Step 5: Cherry Pie

Picture of Cherry Pie


KimberlyR72 (author)2017-01-22

I see you booted the planks right to the tree. Have you found this to be an issue as The tree grew?

wyattw33 (author)2014-10-04

could you send me the dimensions of this platform? my email is thanks.

jsmear (author)2014-07-17


I saw your tress house.. can u send me a mail at milasuccaci at gmail dot com



-NINJA- (author)2014-03-06

un sacapado el rhilerto de stante yo golog rvedri ocltkstantas

bloomie972 (author)2013-06-30

I love the secret plank! And of course the cherry pie is a nice touch too.

Tgauchsin (author)2013-05-31

At my next house I plan on sinking a utility pole into the ground about 4 ft and then filling around it with concrete to make a "tree-less" tree fort. That way I dont have to worry about the growth or the tree being in the right spot...

fatperson1239214 (author)2011-09-16

love it!

Oolaba (author)2011-09-01

Normalement, on ne visse pas directement sur le tronc d'un arbre, pour la bonne raison que c'est vivant et que cela bouge. Sinon, cela a l'air solide et tu pourras mettre quelques rangements pour profiter de la plateforme avec un paquet d'amis.

ebusilas (author)2011-07-13

Mine is like 11m off the ground. and we used only hammer, level and nails. Maybe ill post a tut or something later.

dimensions r about 2x4m with roof, windows, balcon...

ferbettes (author)2011-05-26

oliga nallave ne iruka maata.kevalama iruku

dagob (author)2011-04-07

Well, when you gonna finish the tree house? The base is very well done. Let us know when you get it done. I'd love to see it finished.

mberg (author)2011-02-05

mmm! did that help build the treehouse

clonetrooper13 (author)2010-12-28

awwww darn it. i didnt win. stupid contest.

Did you get the design from the dangerous book for boys?

Naah I got it from the Black and Decker guide to how to build your kids a treehouse.

makendo (author)2010-12-22

Nice! Secret plank compartment is a great touch.

clonetrooper13 (author)makendo2010-12-22

thank you

popsdave (author)2010-12-19

Very nice treehouse Great job

clonetrooper13 (author)popsdave2010-12-22


frazeeg (author)2010-12-10

I wouldn't say your project would have been impossible without the miter saw, just more difficult. You could get all the cuts you need with a hand saw and miter box. Something like this.

Of course, sawing by hand sucks.

clonetrooper13 (author)frazeeg2010-12-10

Impossible, in the sense that we HAD to get it done within a certain time Period.

frazeeg (author)clonetrooper132010-12-13

Gotcha. Any plans to put a guardrail around it? Building inspectors hate to see a non-guarded platform and I'm sure you don't want to have to tear that down.

clonetrooper13 (author)frazeeg2010-12-13

Yea, I sad abOve that were making railings. Were actually working on It right now.

frazeeg (author)clonetrooper132010-12-13

Sorry about that. I must have missed that part.

Looks good. I hope you have fun with it.

gilleseg (author)2010-12-07

I would actually like an instructable. Primarily because of the support arms. No hurry for I have no tree to put one in.

clonetrooper13 (author)gilleseg2010-12-08

Allright-ill try to get that done...sooner or later. Probably in between.

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