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Treehouse Structure Video

February 01, 2017 at 12:37am

Check out this video of our Argyle Treehouse made by Deek from HGTV’s Tiny House Builders!

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Argyle treehouse through the seasons

December 08, 2016 at 08:14am

The Argyle treehouse from my previous post was completed on May 25, 2016. Highlighted here are some photos of the treehouse through the fall and into the winter courtesy of myself and the owner. In my opinion, the best treehouses are snowy treehouses. Enjoy!

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10 Day Treehouse, Step by Step

August 29, 2016 at 01:01pm

As my fiancée and I are heading out from a beautiful weekend spent relaxing in Argyle, NY, we sign the guest book and notice a comment from a previous guest proclaiming excitement to see the treehouse slated to arrive sometime in the coming months. We say our goodbyes to the host, and I mention my former employment as a treehouse carpenter, and two months later my friend and I are breaking “ground” for my first solo treehouse build. With a strict timeline of 10 days, it was long hours but incredible fun to put together this treehouse! You can stay here through AirBnB.

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It’s been a while!

November 20, 2013 at 04:06pm

So long, that my previous blogging service is no more. As a welcome to WordPress, I invite you to check out this wooden puzzle project. Made over a year ago now, I have completely forgotten how to put it back together. Thank goodness I remembered there is documentation!

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Why spend hundreds on premium lumber…

April 08, 2012 at 03:44pm

…when windstorms have a way of turning up the best lumber around? Working in the woods last summer in the Pine Barrens, NJ, a huge windstorm passed through, uprooting a gorgeous red cedar. Since it was now only termite food, I had no qualms about taking my chainsaw to it to steal a piece of nature for a turning project. The red heartwood contrasts with the white sapwood for an eye-catching final product. I started with a piece a couple feet long, long enough to make a couple projects, before roughly cutting it up with a chainsaw to a size my Delta midi-lathe could handle when turned perpendicular to the grain.

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Greenhouse grows Woodcraft Program

April 07, 2012 at 03:33pm

One of my jobs last summer was working as the Nature Director at a YMCA boys resident camp in New Jersey. My program was geared to teach campers about the benefits of native plants through the lens of environmental stewardship. One project included planting a native plant rain garden, however the summer culminated with the entire camp lending a hand and hammer to construct a greenhouse for the propagation of said native plants. In the photo you can make out the first crew of our greenhouse crops.

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Procrastination 101

April 04, 2012 at 03:30pm

Procrastination. The double-edged sword that is the bane of many students’ existence. Unfortunately to a woodworker, making a trinket (and then blogging about it) is infinitely more appealing than studying for a chemistry exam. Here’s a cool knick-knack that looks complex but requires only basic know-how and tools.

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DIY wall receptacles for the Apple fan

November 12, 2011 at 02:17pm

Imagine a world significantly simplified by the reduction of… dongles? Yes, dongles. Those annoying and frequently misplaced pieces of plastic that allow you to connect your trusty USB cable to the wall to charge an iPhone, iPad, iPod… you get the iDea. This revolutionary product allows users to skip the middleman, and plug devices directly into the wall. And since USB is a standard voltage, this works with any product that comes equipped with a USB charger.

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