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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.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781419711718
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 25 Mar 2014
Publisher: Abrams
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 28.7(H) x 20.2(L) x 2.2(W)
Weight (gm): 950

 

Reviews

"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."--The Washington Post Book World

 

Author Biography

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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