DIY Raised Fort

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Introduction: DIY Raised Fort

About: Avid Geocacher and fan of all things iBles.

This is a raised fort that was built by Dad and me a long time ago. It has a trick door and a secret entrance. The ramp was originally designed to raise and lower, but the mechanism was 100 cranks for 1 inch of raise. That would be 12,000 cranks to fully raise it! The fort is raised 10 feet off the ground. Any pictures I find of it being built I'll post. The secret door looks like a wall, (The wall on the right side of the door) but when pushed, it opens. It locks from inside with a deadbolt.

We would sleep in here with friends over, and Dad would come out and start scratching the walls and banging on the windows. Good times.
It also was the center of a lot of Airsoft battles, until I built the Airsoft course Hunter's Run in the woods. Most of the attack and defend battles were boring, because the defenders would lock themselves in the fort, and nothing could be done to get to them. The floor is covered in BBs.

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    21 Discussions

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    racmac
    racmac

    2 years ago

    So where are the instructions??? i paid for a two year subscription for the pictures???

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    motorbreath
    motorbreath

    12 years ago on Introduction

    idk just looks lik a tree house not a fort ive seen forts thts a tree house sick though

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    Ervineng
    Ervineng

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i'm sorry but your comment made no sense ;p

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    CraigS5
    CraigS5

    Reply 4 years ago

    "I don't know Just looks like a tree house, not a fort. I've seen forts. That's a tree house. Sick [very good] though".

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    hairydevil
    hairydevil

    11 years ago on Introduction

    this is seriously nice. mine looks like a shack, but its still cool.

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    nate121
    nate121

    11 years ago on Introduction

    my parent never got one untill i was 10 and that one is one of those chinsy one from the store basicly a open deck with a tarp on it and now im too old for it and big for it (sigh)

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    Derin
    Derin

    12 years ago on Introduction

    i would bust open the wall with airsoft bbs!if i were you that is then they open the window to fire then bam they get rained with ammo

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    Lego man
    Lego man

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I wish I had a treehouse in my younger days, when we actually had a tree.

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I love it! I never had anything this fancy. We had a little playhouse, and lots of forts built out of plywood, but nothing like this. :D

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    jdlink
    jdlink

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Neat Instructable...hey, how did you do the Flash video?...did you make the video from scratch or using a tool...thanks, Jack

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    Spl1nt3rC3ll
    Spl1nt3rC3ll

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Just hover your mouse over "Submit" (On the orange banner above, under the ad banner) then hit "New Slideshow" It's just like making Instructables, all you do is add pictures and a description.

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    Spl1nt3rC3ll
    Spl1nt3rC3ll

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Oops, when I said "pull the string to open the door" I meant window.

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Hey dude, that's a pretty sick fort. It looks awesome. Your dog looks tired. :-O Nice house dude, this Slideshow is one of the best I've seen. +1 rating.