What kid wouldn't want a fairy tale tree house growing right inside his or her bedroom? On a mission to make his daughter's world a little more enchanted, one very ambitious father spent 18 months constructing this fantasy play space. Made out of concrete and rebar, the magical structure is strong enough to hold three adults and serves as a charming alcove and reading nook for his little girl to call all her own.
The potential father-of-the-year and “artist in the video game industry” recently submitted his final project to Reddit using the user name radamshome. Radamshome spent 18 months, 350 hours and $4,250 creating this special oasis. He began with a concept drawing and scale model, and then welded the tree skeleton out of rebar and applied a mesh wire “skin” over the top for the bark. He even took special private welding courses to hone his skills.
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Using a mixture of cement for the trunk and papier-mâché for its branches, radamshome carefully contoured the shape of the tree into a life-like form. Its limbs stretch out across the ceiling, creating an enchanting arborous canopy throughout the room.
Dimmable Christmas lights are strung within the branches to emulate stars, and the trunk of the tree is lit from within to accommodate reading and play inside. Radamshome raided his local craft store to gather the other whimsical details and decor, including the leaves, birds and butterflies.
If and when his daughter ever grows out of her custom tree house, Radamshome will likely be disappointed, but we hope his design will live on in some other way.
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