If childhood dreams of building your very own treehouse have lingered into adulthood but you have no idea where to start, the recently released book How to Build a Treehouse by Christopher Richter and Miriam Rüggeberg might for you. Packed with beautiful hand drawings by illustrator David Sparshott, including diagrams and comprehensive step-by-step instructions, the book will guide you through the treehouse building process from start to finish.
Richter and Rüggeberg meticulously cover everything from safety, tool selection, and tree care, to building a substructure, installing fixtures, and finishes, and using insulation. Written in a clear and thoughtful voice, the handy book is a welcome addition on the job site, although its design alone makes it a contender for the coffee table rotation.
Readers can also trust they're getting professional advice, as both authors have previous experience writing about and building treehouses. The duo's firsthand knowledge comes from founding and contributing to treehouseblog.com, and Richter's experience building over 160 treehouses with the master carpenters of German Baumbaron. What's better, the duo even shares tips to get kids safely involved in building with parents, so the process can be a whole family affair.
In the age of the internet, where an endless stream of how-to guides and YouTube videos often lead to analysis paralysis, a physical (and beautiful) publication like How to Build a Treehouse packs all you need into one handy package—with margins ready for scribbly note-taking. If you're finally ready to get building, this might be the place to start.