Thursday, May 1, 2008

How Potters Procrastinate

There is so much to do right now to get ready for summer shows, but instead of sitting at the wheel, we have been climbing up and down trees. Yes, after a short conversation on a Sunday morning and a trip to the lumber yard, we are building a tree house!

We are building in a mature apple tree. We started to build a series of small platforms, but we decided instead to build a large, triangular platform with the point in the enter of the tree and two stilt legs about 10 feet out in the yard.

We spend a lot of time figuring out angles and discussing the next step. Gran'daddy has been a big help and I suspect he's having a lot of fun.

We've got three planks of decking up so the boys have to try it out. They said they'll come back up when we have the walls up!

9 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

Superb!

High Desert Diva said...

How fun! I've always wanted a tree house.

Autonomous Artisans has some fantastic tree house pictures on their blog right now...link in my left side bar.

MAKUstudio said...

Love this photo with you and the boys!!! How cool that you are building a tree house for them! Looking good!

jewelstreet said...

Great treehouse! They are going to have such fun.

Jannett said...

Love the smiles on everyones faces! Great job mom!

Cynthia said...

Your treehouse is going to be fantastic! We owned a house with one several years ago, and I miss it.

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

Oh fun! If you have any leftover lumber make stilts for the kids. They'll have a blast!

Donna said...

A tree house is so much fun and the memories will last forever!

Miss Madelaine said...

I have wanted a tree house my entire life. That is so great of you to do. It looks lovely! :D