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Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build shows how average "do-it-yourself" families can easily and affordably bring to life a "Hobbit's Treehouse," a "Pirate's Playhouse," or a "Crow's Nest" in their own backyards! There are a lot of books out there filled with enchanting photos of elaborate treehouses and playhouses built by professionals and costing tens of thousands to build. For the rest of us, there's bit of elbow grease, a lot of imagination, a trip to the hardware store-and Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build. Authors David and Jeanie Stiles are the best-selling authors of a number of books on treehouses with sales of over 150,000 copies. They have created another straightforward how-to-build book filled with beautiful hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations that are easy to follow and describe in detail how to create each project. They include tips on budgeting, using basic tools, buying materials, and kid- and adult-friendly instructions! Even for DIY novice types, this book simplifies the building process and inspires families of all types to work together and build cool stuff.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586857806
ISBN-10: 1586857800
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 203mm x 12mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Stiles

Author David Stiles, a designer/builder who has built several houses in the East Hampton area, is also an illustrator who specializes in writing "how-to" books. In the past, David worked as an architectural renderer for most of the leading architectural firms in New York City, and received two awards from the NYC Planning Commission for his playground design for handicapped children. For four years, he worked as an exhibit designer for the New York and Seattle World's Fairs. He received his degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute where he later taught in the architectural department. Author Jeanie Stiles is an actress/model. She has taught ESL and English at Baruch College in New York City. She and David have been writing "how-to" books together for the past twelve years. They divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, N.Y., where they live in a barn they renovated themselves.

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