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Fred Dial's Treehouse

"I ended up using your idea of struts - mine are from a Dodge Caravan. It really worked well and I also put a pressure latch on the door to hold it closed. One strut wasn't enough to hold the door open and two keep it open all the time.

The tree house worked out great. Thanks for your ideas. I've never built anything like this, so I made about a billion trips to Home Depot and sites like yours were excellent places to get ideas and see how to design a play/treehouse for my kids.

Our house is about 12' by 8' and 8' high in a pine tree. I tried to leave as many of the branches as I could.

Fred Dial

The finished product