Photos: 16-17 March 2016
Text: 29 September 2022
Yesterday the finishing touches were put to the Tree House. These were mentioned in my commentary on my Walk to the Tree House back in January. The idea was to screen the Tree House from the cottages, while at the same time provide some protection from any wind.
I realised that yesterday I had so concentrated on close-ups of the Tree House as it now appeared that I failed to put the subject in context. Today's image (above) does that and we see the approach from the south along the Boardwalk. With the reed and trellis panels in place the focus of the structure is now fixed towards the West and the views over the area of the lake we call "The Pool".
A few weeks I spent some time erecting posts at the end of each of the rafters that run to the edge of the roof along the eastern side of the Tree House. Then we called in the guy who was to make the panels. I had also bought a trellis panel, which I had fitted that was intended to allow the nearby honeysuckle to climb.
In this first close-up you can see the waist high branch on one of the trees that was deliberately left by the Green Team when building it with the thought that it could be used to support some kind of table or shelf.
Once past the structure you can see the honeysuckle that it is hoped can be encouraged to use the trellis panel.
Moving round on the circular path around the island we approach the Tree House from the cottage side where you can see the simple quadrant moulding that I used to support the base of each post.
Further round still, is the best position to see the three reed panels that were purchased..
The final wide-angle image gives a somewhat distorted view of the Tree House but does show the shelf support nicely and the feature of which Andi, the structure's designer's favourite feature and that is the overlapping self supporting arrangement of the main rafters. It does leave a "hole" in the centre of the roof and that is why, you see the additional "cap" to the roof when you approach the Tree House.