Synopses & Reviews
Assuming no previous experience from the fort builder, the book starts with the basics for kids and their parents: how to buy lumber, and essential skills such as sawing and nailing. It includes a brief history of forts and more than twenty projects ranging from the simple (a blanket and table fort) to the more challenging (a stockade fort). The book even includes forts made of snow, sand, or branches. An accessories section features projects that can be made in just a few hours, such as a flag, catapult, periscope, cannon, and water balloon launcher.
All kids love the idea of a hideaway—a place that is theirs, no parents allowed. But how on earth can they actually build one? In Forts for Kids, an inspirational yet practical guide, David Stiles, the most trusted authority on DIY building projects, shows them how.
About the Author
David Stiles is also the author of How to Build Treehouses, Huts, and Forts (Lyons Press). He and his wife, Jeanie Stiles, are the award-winning authors of twenty-one books on building projects. Their many TV appearances include NBCs The Today Show, HGTV, and the Discovery Channel. Visit them at stilesdesigns.com.