The Tree House!!!
With the help of a lot of friends, THE tree house was built on a small lot in the woods of Gloucester which was originally owned by my Grandfather, Ilmari "Jimo" Natti. It's inception was to be the bridal suite for myself and my (now) wife Janet in the summer of 2011. I am forever grateful for all the folks who donated their blood, sweat and beers to the construction process. Who knew that there were so many adults in my life that STILL enjoyed building "forts" in the woods?!? For the wedding, all we had managed was a platform with a ladder - but that was amazingly decorated with a tent, rose petals, lace, ribbons, even a stained glass and a bottle of Champagne on ice! Although I am not sure if it will ever be completely finished, as there are constantly new ideas for upgrades and add ons, by the spring of 2012 it was a weather tight structure- complete with a loft bed, propane heater, a porch and a styling cedar stair case. Although I will always remember it as "The Bridal Suite," it has become a great place to just relax, enjoy life, play some amazing music and reminding people how to be a kid again!
Here is a little history-in-photos:
Jim Corcoran and the first board
Dennis Pyburn lending a hand at Matt's Bachelor Party
Matt, Jim and Nick hard at work at the batchelor party
Focus. Power. Nick Steglich driving one home at the Bachelor party
The Bridal Suite is Complete!
The Bridal Suite
Janet Natti surveying her kingdom from the Bridal Suite
Harry Millar, planning the next steps
Harry, Jeff and Jim... How many guys does it take to level a wall?
Harry Millar... the man in charge.
The land of ladders
Eli Natti scoping out the work
The first stringer!
Harry and Eli working on the steps
Booger's stair case... yes, it was built for him
Janet's stair case.... okay, it was built for her too
Matt's railing.... pretty proud of this one!
A place to chill
This is a story of a man and his tree house
Matt's carpentry tool
A place to chill that is DRY
Home sweet home!