Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The Treehouse is coming to life!


A view of the ramp to the treehouse.



Jerry Honerlaw and HBA Executive Director Dan Hendricks at the Volunteer Day.

Beginning stages of framing the treehouse.

Special logs were brought in that are flexible to create the roof of the treehouse.


Final Phase of the deck.


HBA Volunteer Day

Treehouse committee chairman Joe Cristo of Cristo Homes and HBA Vice President Dave Wittekind show some support at the Volunteer Day on October 6th.



John Cowan works to finish the deck platform.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006



HBA Volunteer Day at the Treehouse

Mt. Airy Forest

Friday, October 6th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stuart is in need of some helping hands this Friday and the HBA would appreciate those who are interested in swinging a hammer to contact Lisa at (513) 851-6300 to confirm your attendance.

Wear your HBA shirt because the local media has been stopping by to monitor the progress. Box lunches will be served.



John Cowan and a couple of other workers raise lumber to the treehouse platform.

Monday, October 02, 2006



The treehouse will have a series of ramps that will be 6 feet wide. The ramps will being with poured concrete leading down from a parking area. Long wooded ramps then gradually will rise through the forest up to the treehouse floor.



Stuart and a member from the Cincinnati Parks Board discuss the progress of the project.


Plans for the treehouse.

The completed project will stand 14 feet tall, supported by black locust logs chosen for their strength and excellent resistance to rot.

The floor of the treehouse will be made from ipe, a strong, rot-resistant wood from the tropics.


Stuart and John have been hard at work building the treehouse. The platform is just about done, and framing should begin by the end of this week.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Day One - Treehouse Project



As most of you already know we are helping to build the tri-state's first universally accessible treehouse in Mt. Airy Forest.

The completed project will stand 14 feet tall and be 1500 sqaure feet.

Longtime HBA member Stuart Cowan and his son John started construction just this week.