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What to Know Before You Build a Treehouse

There is something magical about the idea of being enveloped by nature. So when those with creative minds live near trees, they often soon start thinking about a treehouse.<p><b>Treehouses can be simple or wonderfully ornate</b>. Whether you yearn for a quiet retreat for yourself and other adults or want to …

Pedal-powered lift gives speedy access to treehouse

A man who built a 30-foot high treehouse has invented an ingenious way to access it using a pedal-powered elevator.<p>After building a 30-foot high cabin, <b>Ethan Schlussler</b> decided he needed to invent an easier way to access it than the tiresome climb up a ladder.<p>It took the resourceful 22-year-old from …

New Zealand's Whimsical Yellow Treehouse Restaurant Towers Above The Redwood Forest

The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant by New Zealand based Pacific Environments Architects Ltd. (PEL) is a stunning architectural feat perched high above a …

The Swing at the End of the World, A Treehouse Swing in Ecuador With a Stunning View

<i>photo by Zak Erving</i><p>At La Casa del Árbol treehouse and seismic monitoring station near the volcano Tungurahua in Ecuador, brave visitors can try their …

Treehouses

The Invisible City: Temporary High-Tech Treehouses Could Transform London's Parks

Invisible Works has unveiled plans to fill one of London's city parks with a series of fantastical treehouse-like semi-permanent structures. The …

Have a Look at a Haunting, Forgotten Victorian Treehouse

Considering the internet's dual obsessions with tree mansions and abandoned buildings, it's kind of a miracle that photographers haven't yet swarmed this Nathaniel Hawthorne-esque—gables! bay windows! grandma wallpaper!—abandoned treehouse. Florida-based photographer <b>Drew Perlmutter</b> posted images of …

Sleep in the Trees Inside a Portable Suspended Treehouse by Tentsile | Colossal

<p>Created by UK inventor Alex Shirley-Smith, Tentsile is an ingenious portable suspended treehouse that installs much like a hammock while offering …

Chainsaw Grudge Match: Gas vs. Electric

We pit a gas engine chainsaw against a saw with a battery and motor in a test of all-around effectiveness.<p><b>Any woodcutter will tell you that there</b> are few machines that offer the power-to-weight ratio and productivity of a traditional gas engine chainsaw. So how could an electric hope to compare in …

3 Tough Chainsaws, Tested

We spent one bitterly cold morning with three top chainsaws at Riephoff Sawmill in Allentown, N.J., cutting discs off gigantic oak logs and performing bore testsstarting the cut as usual but then plunging the saw's nose straight inwhich tests

This Tree-Pruning Robot Wields a Chainsaw - Technabob

Robots wielding dangerous weapons never seems like a good idea, but that doesn’t stop engineers from continuing to create them. Case in point, this …

WATCH: Opening Cider with a Chainsaw Looks Cool in Slow-Motion, But Don't Try It at Home

We’ve all been there: Desperate for a drink from a cold beverage, but unable to find a bottle opener. The guys at Slow-Mo Laboratories have come up …

Chainsaws

I Need That In The Foyer: A Chainsaw Carved Dinosaur

Note: Larger version HERE for more detail.<p>I don't have a foyer by the way, I was just daydreaming about how cool it would be to have a house with a …