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Dad Works For 1.5 Years To Turn His Daughter’s Room Into A Jungle, You Won’t Believe The Result…

By Karly Carpena
February 29, 2016

“My daughter wanted a fairy fort in her room where she could sit and read. She wanted to climb on the branches and sit in them,” said the father, who works in the video game industry.

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Ever child wants a tree house, but dad thought “Why not put a tree house in her room?” The tree alone cost him nearly $4,500 and 350 hours of work. Below is a rough sketch of the original idea…

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After working nights and weekends, the project took him almost 18 months to complete. After his first sketches, he made a miniature model at a 1:12 scale. That’s dedication!

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Here he is making sure that everything is marked on the wall “perfectly” as there was no room for error…

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Then he built an iron skeleton. But he didn’t know the first thing about welding, so he took a class! Then he had to make sure the structure would support his daughter so he climbed all over it himself to make sure it was stable…

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Next, he covered the skeleton with a fine wire mesh to make sure the future bark had something to grab onto. At this point in the project, he had spent over 100 hours working on the tree…

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To create the bark, he used concrete. He wanted to make sure that the structure was fire resistant…

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The highest branches got covered in layers of papier-mâché. Finally the tree is ready to be painted!

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He wanted the tree to look as realistic as possible, even adding moss and other special touches…

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Several thousand dollars, the tree looks awesome, complete with a little reading cave…

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He made sure to add some fun details to the project including some birds who have made themselves at home…

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Hundreds of lights decorate the branches like twinkling stars…

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This guy deserves the ‘Dad Of The Year’ award…

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