Be in a Treehouse: Design / Construction / Inspiration

Be in a Treehouse: Design / Construction / Inspiration

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by Pete Nelson
     
 

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Pete Nelson, the world’s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees—his motto is, “get ’er done, so you can BE in a TREE.” His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with

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Pete Nelson, the world’s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees—his motto is, “get ’er done, so you can BE in a TREE.” His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post Book World
“With its stunning photos of fanciful houses, Nelson’s book will appeal to anyone who ever read Peter Pan or The Swiss Family Robinson. . . . To browse through Nelson’s book is to fantasize about life in midair.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419711718
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
168,748
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Pete Nelson’s previous books for Abrams include Treehouses of the World (2004) and New Treehouses of the World (2009). The host of the Animal Planet show Treehouse Masters, Nelson runs Nelson Treehouse and Supply (NTS) outside of Seattle. He lives in Fall City, Washington.

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Be in a Treehouse: Design / Construction / Inspiration 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Dreams can come true! I bought this book to fuel the dreams I share with my wife of building our dream house on family property. We have a considerable amount of wooded land to work with, so a treehouse could be a possibility! Since finishing Your Cabin in the Woods, we are inspired to build a small structure that blends into the environment. I love books like this that inspire you with well-written text and powerful images. There are some awesome treehouses around the world and* in the United States! This new book by Pete Nelson is my first but I think it may be his best - since it's not just an inspiration book. In section two he covers the design process - selecting your location, designing the treehouse, and tips for the super-fun permitting process.