"When we opened the door to our room, it was just so amazing. We immediately felt like we were at home...it felt like a fort."The designers wanted the room to look like it appeared straight out of a kids' imagination, with a little Robinson Crusoe thrown in. To seem as if it was built by a child, our faux wood Timber Planks were positioned at crooked angles, each bottom and top individually cut and mitered to join perfectly with the wainscoting underneath (created with Rustic Barn Wood Panels from FauxPanels.com). Cutting each plank at a different angle was a time-consuming task to say the least, but totally worth it! Watch the video to see the boys' reaction to seeing the Tree Fort Room for the first time, or browse through more photos of the room here. Keep your eye out for our planks and panels!
On the April 4th Beach Family episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the team ventured to build the "Tree Fort Room", using our donated faux wood Timber Planks and Barn Wood panels on the walls. Many of us in our childhood have attempted to build a fort of some type or another, be it in a tree, a snowbank or even with blankets in the living room. This project took that idea a hundred times further for the ultimate fortress fantasy.