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7 Places to Shop for a Dream Treehouse

In Redwood City, we love trees. That is just a part of our culture. We also love to be outside, and that is something we want to instill in our children.

What better way to do that than by building them an absolutely amazing tree house? Tree houses are the ultimate toy for children, and it encourages them to go outside, play, use their imaginations, build friendships, and get some exercise.

However, you do need to be careful about getting the best quality tools and equipment for that tree house. Before you look anywhere else, try these businesses:

1. Hayward Lumber

If you want to build every square inch of the tree house by yourself, then you need to find

Credit: Hayward

Credit: Hayward

the best lumber. Hayward Lumber is a name that you can trust to buy lumber of any kind.

The team at Hayward will treat you with respect and help you figure out just about whatever you need – from flooring to walls to roofing. They won’t skip over you because you aren’t building a home, and they will make it their personal responsibility to get you the safest tools.

If you don’t have a truck, they also have delivery options.

2. Cheeky Monkey Toys

Credit: Cheeky Monkey

Credit: Cheeky Monkey

A tree house isn’t anything if it isn’t stocked with toys, gadgets, and activities to do while you are inside of the tree house. Cheeky Monkey Toys is a great local resource for toys of all kinds. You can go to their location, or you can have them shipped to you.

The toys aren’t only fun and high quality, they are also educational and long lasting. Your children will be able to play with tunnels, trampolines, parachutes, swings, ladders, and anything else you can imagine that will make this tree house one of the best places on the block.

3. O.K. Lumber Company

O.K. Lumber Company is a family owned company that has been around for years, and

Credit: O.K. Lumber Company

Credit: O.K. Lumber Company

they have helped with more than a few tree houses in their time.

Their team is a bit smaller than some of the others, but that doesn’t mean they don’t give you support, respect, and attention. In fact, they will treat you like you are building a mansion.

They also have a ton of other supplies, including windows, doors, and even interior design items. If you need help with things like permits, they are also willing to walk you through the process of that as well.

4.  Terra Kids

Credit: Terra Kids

Credit: Terra Kids

We’ve highlight Terra Kids before, but we are doing it again because this is one of the best places to go to have a kid that loves to go outside. In fact, with anything from this store, you are ensuring that your kids won’t want to come inside and watch TV or play on their tablets.

If you have a child that wants a tree house, but you don’t have the tree for it (we’ll get to that later), then you can buy one of the pre-made houses that you can set in your yard, or just next to the tree. These are great for younger children who you don’t quite trust to actually get into the tree house.

5. Bruce Bauer Lumber

We are including another lumber company on the list, Bruce Bauer Lumber, for a few

Credit: Bruce Bauer

Credit: Bruce Bauer

different reasons.

The first is that this is one of the only lumber companies that will allow you to bring in a plan – which you can draw yourself or find online – and they will look over everything to get you the supplies you need. This means that there won’t be multiple trips to the store or things that fall apart after a few weeks of use.

Instead, you will have items that you never even thought you would need – things like bug spray, water proofing spray, and insulation. You will walk away prepared to make the best tree house you possibly can – and your family deserves that.

6. Building Backyard Fun

Credit: Building Backyard Fun

Credit: Building Backyard Fun

A tree house can be a part of a bigger play system, and Building Backyard Fun can help create that system. They have over 100 different types of swing sets, including those that have tree houses attached. This is a great resource for people who don’t have the trees, but they do have the trust in their children.

They even offer up solutions for smaller yards, so that you don’t have to worry about the space issue.

Finally, you can personalize the swing set to match up with your own personal tastes – whether that means you get a swing set with a climbing wall and a tire swing or a tree house and three separate swings.

7.  Tom’s Outdoor Furniture

What fun is a tree house that doesn’t have anything inside of it? A good tree house needs

Credit: Tom's

Credit: Tom’s

furniture and accessories that make it really pop – and extend its life.

However, you can just find an old sofa on Craigslist and put it in the tree house. Tree houses face the elements, so you need to get furniture that can do that as well. Tom’s Outdoor Furniture can provide you with high quality furniture that you will only have to take in and out once – not yearly, like you would with something designed for inside.

Tom’s Outdoor Furniture has a ton of different options that you can choose from, including sets that you can buy for your yard with individual chairs or tables that would go great into a tree house.

Keep Your Tree House Safe

Tree houses are the epitome of childhood, but that isn’t always a good thing. Too many people can say they got a broken arm or leg because they were in an unsafe tree house. Econo Tree Service can help you to ensure your trees are safe.

From inspecting them for signs of damage, to keeping them trimmed so that you don’t have any errant branches poking in, Econo Tree Service will be there to keep all structures on your property safe.

Give us a call today at (650) 200-2495 for an affordable tree service company in the Redwood City area.

Header photo courtesy of gail on Flickr!


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