Not just nails and 2X4's: Pete Nelson's elevating tree houses

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Pete Nelson's amazing treehouses

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Treehouses aren't just a matter of nailing some two-by-fours to a trunk and putting a piece of plywood at the neck of the branches. Treehouse designer Pete Nelson just released a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction, a book called Be in a Treehouse. In the book, Nelson shares basics of treehouse construction, using his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs along with diagrams, he covers tree selection and care, and explains the fundamentals of building platforms.

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