Mark Hubbard - Tree House

Mark Hubbard - Tree House
In the spring of 2013 I started a two room “Tree House” project with loft. The goal was to build a safe play structure for my two grandsons in a giant Fig tree.  I use 100% salvaged building materials. All truss beams were salvaged old growth redwood from a burned Oakland home.  After scrubbing with Dawn detergent and power washing I discovered beautiful clear useable redwood. The entire skirt and railing was also clear redwood salvaged from a large cabinet.  The cabinet was probably used for storing an architects blueprints. I found reclaimed cedar side wall shingles to use for the roof, roof cap, and outside upper loft.  A ½ roll of roofing felt was given to me by your employees.  The cupola was made from a discarded copper light.  All glass was missing and I used a few extra sidewall shingles to replace the glass. It is beautiful.  The cedar siding you see in the roof and walls is also recycled.  Simple sanding and staining and the wood was like new.  The trim you see around the upper window is recycled redwood crown molding. The solid maple door was cracked. I cut it from 7Ft. to 4 1/2Ft. and it works perfect.  All the door and window trim is reclaimed oak hardwood flooring. All hardware, screws and even the stain, paint and varnish was salvaged.
 
A special thanks for all the help from your Oakland employees. 
 
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