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#1 of 4 Old 12-26-2010, 05:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know of a tutorial to build a tree branch house like this .... http://www.bellalunatoys.com/wooden-toys/wooden-dollhouses/tree-cottage-549.html

 

I'm in love! Has anyone ever made one and have tips or inspiration? It looks like you could figure it out generally but I'd love suggestions! 


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 Try this link http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/toy-tree-house.html  .  Good Luck!

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I made one similar to that because I was too cheap to shell out for the pre-made version and also because I like to give at least one homemade thing to my kids for most occasions.

 

I did scrimp on doing the bases by myself. I bought some pre-cut pieces of wood (maybe maple, this was years ago) at AC Moore. They still had the bark on the edges and were very nice. I raided a neighbor's yard trash pile by the road for some tough branches to hold up the different levels. Then I just screwed and glued them in after cutting them to equal heights. I skipped the staircase, but I did make a rope ladder with embroidery thread and twigs and I made a little hammock out of scrap fabric. The kids loved it for awhile and then they loved it a little too much and painted it and then one of the branches came loose I think. We've still got it, but it's a little worse for the wear at the this point, but I probably made it 3 or 4 years ago or so. It really came out pretty well at the time and I had fun doing it. Pretty cheap, too. All I paid for was those base slabs at the craft store.


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Thanks for the tip.

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