Time Required: Three days
Difficulty: Moderate

Last year, Andrew and Kevin, together with their engineer pal Walker, set out to build a playground at their cottage property for the kids. But what they came up with was unsafe, unattractive, and ultimately unused. With pride on the line, they‘re determined to redeem themselves this time around -- or else face the scorn of their wives again -- by tackling the quintessential kids project: a tree fort.

Project Steps

Step 5

The fort is divided into different sections and we decided to tackle the crow’s nest first. It was a challenge using only an axe, but eventually we cleared a space in the trees where we could place the platform. We also hand-chopped a number of small limbs and branches to create a railing for the crow’s nest, threading a rope through to keep the kids cozy and safe.


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