I thought you might enjoy the attached "Fair Dealer;" Please note that I've marked 3 pages of interest to Daniels Wood Land. Additionally, the Big Fresno Fair won first place
awards for the creation of Fort Fresno thanks to your efforts!! You guys are great!!! Looking forward to 2006."
James: The Horse & Jockey look GREAT!! Thanks for the extra effort.
From the desk of John C. Alkire
"We are enjoying our tree house immensely... We were put on the cover of a magazine
with these pictures. We often have people stop and ask or take pictures. They can not believe it's real. It is the center piece of our play yard for our school.It brings in plenty of attention and the kids are eager to just hang out on it every day.... Thank you for your wonderful imagination and excellent craftsmanship in building this play structure. It was a pleasure working with you all during the construction process as well."
"What you do IS breathtaking! The boys have added a few touches themselves....The springboard staircase is amazing. It even creaks like an old ship and just "feels right"
like something out of a pirate novel or Peter Pan. I love that the steps themselves are rounded and almost seem carved. The staircase is actually one of my favorite parts.
"I cannot thank you enough for the incredible structure that rules over our yard now. ANY child, and most adults for that matter, is just shocked when they round our corner and see the treehouse (Will asked me to get a lock for his to keep other kids out- haha)-I mean literally stop-in-your-tracks-and-hang-your-mouth-open shocked. It is truly, truly cool."
Miramar Beach, FL
"I am a tree house customer of yours for a couple of years now. My kids love to play in and around the tree house with their friends all the time. It is also a focus of our backyard as well, the topic of many discussions about our property with friends and family.
"I also am a custom home builder/real estate developer here in Naples, Florida. I must say I am very impressed with your product. We recently experienced an almost direct hit from Hurricane Wilma and had tremendous wind and rain. After the storm quickly passed through we went outside to check any damage to our home plus many others we are currently building or have built in the past. Where the majority of damage from the storm on the newer constructed home was typically minor with mostly just roof ridge tile missing and landscaping down, we were very impressed that our tree house made it through without a scratch, not even a roof shingle came off!! Needless to say the tree house also made it through all 4 named storms that effected our area last year.
"So I guess you can advertise that the tree houses can withstand a strong category 3 hurricane
, and in some cases fair better than the home they sit behind.
"As the opportunity comes up, I always try to get other families we build for to opt for the tree house instead of the play set. I believe we will be doing quite a bit of business with you in the future."
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help in ordering our tree house. Any doubts about how happy I would be with it were erased the moment it arrived. I cannot describe our tree house as anything less than awesome
!!! The children in the neighborhood have all heard about it and have all been here to play in it. I thoroughly enjoyed putting all the fine details on it and I am assuming that will never end. We enjoy really making it our own and adding things to it. Everyone who gets one of these will soon realize that their tree has a certain character that makes you attached to it.
"The buzzard is fantastic, the only problem we have is deciding where to put it. It looks great on the ground next to the door as well as on the roof peak.
"Our house has been described as “the Keebler elf house”, “the haunted house” and the “Huckleberry Fin house” either way, it is a lot of fun. I am glad we opted for the “adult” entrance and the deck to sit on, though I must admit, I still get a great thrill out of using the kids entrance (the tree door).
"A lot of parents have seen our tree and I am sure many more will come to check it out. I certainly expect for you to have more sales from our area as the buzz about our tree gets around. I personally will recommend you to assist anyone in their purchase.
"Sorry about the long email, but I can’t say enough about our tree house. I really wish you could see it completed. Thanks again and I will send photos soon.
"PS - My kids love it too, though I think my wife and I are getting even more fun out of it."
Franklin Lakes, NJ
"The ship was a huge hit! The Corona people were in disbelief, the store managers want the display to stay up all summer, and customers continue to stop and stare
. Thanks again for the great job, and for doing it so quickly. Don’t be surprised if I call you again next year to do something else, but I promise to give you a heads up much sooner this time. I don’t know what I’m going to do next year, so if you have any cool ideas or themes, let me know. Hope all is well, and thanks again!"
Redwood City, CA
"I purchased a tree house form Daniel's earlier this year will the help of Jill Knowles -- who is truly wonderful, for use inside my newly-opened children's entertainment center, Once Upon a Treetop, Inc.
"Community reaction to our facility has been overwhelming
-- people love it and rave about our unique tree house and the tone that it sets. They ask me all about it and I am always excited to tell them how my log was sought out, how the unit was customized for us, and my favorite part, how it traveled cross-country on an open flatbed all the way to Long Island. People are always in awe and the kids adore it.
"I thank you for your help and input, and for the terrific service your staff, particularly Jill, has provided."
"When I first came across Daniels Wood Land, Inc on the internet, I almost couldn't believe it was true
: I was looking for a tree house kit for my kids, and here was a truly unique design...that come with it's own tree, no less! I've got to say that my experience with Daniels Wood Land has been top notch all the way - from the folks that answer the phones and take your order, to the people that deliver it all to your home.
"The tree house itself (I ordered the Monkey Mansion) is something out-of-this-world! It looks like it belongs in an amusement park instead of my back yard! Putting it together (it arrives in several large parts), I saw that it's built from quality materials, and that the construction is top-notch. As a matter of fact, several months after I put it up, we had very severe thunderstorms (high wind and flooding rains) come through the area, and it didn't seem to affect the tree house at all.
"All-in-all I highly recommend the tree houses from Daniels Wood Land. The people are friendly, knowledgeable, promptly return any calls, and stand ready to help you out with whatever problem you might have. The design of their houses is AMAZING - a work of art that my kids and their friends truly enjoy."
Mexico City, Mexico
"Here is the finished look of our wonderful treehouse. Thank you so much. We are having a great time with it--at least when it's not raining!!!! My daddy, my grandpa, and others had lots of fun putting it together
Instructions were great, and everything worked great. We also decorated it for Halloween and had tons of friends over to play on it. "
-Klara (Age 5) and Taggart (Age 2)
Did you know there are pirate ships parked in Templeton?
What in the world is "The Black Pirate Ship" doing here, and how about that 2-story pirate ship that seems to be lodged in a tree?
A mid-morning visit to Daniels Wood Land is a wonderful outing for anyone interested in carpentry, large logs or pirate stuff. The workshop area is a busy place! There's a crane lifting a roof off of a treehouse, someone is using a chainsaw to carve a huge bear, two artists are carefully painting a lifesize pirate figure, a robotic saw traces a styrofoam shape and carpenters are noisily hammering on the hillbilly style playhouses. Our guide, Ryan, told us the business has been in operation for over 7 years and that we were seeing play structures and decorative creations that were destined for many ports of call. A pirate ship might be bound for Florida, a hillbilly cabin might be off to South Africa. Ryan also added that the company is sensitive to ecological issues - no tree are cut down for their use - rather downed trees and lumberman's culls are salvaged. Oak wine barrels are recycled to create porches on the playhouses.
In an average week, five tree houses and an assortment of custom projects are shipped. The artists here are constantly challenged in their creativity - this week they are creating a shooting gallery with animatronics for a theme park, a prototype of a tire swing frame and playhouse, and of course, the chainsaw sculpted bear. Recently a 3-part Pirate Ship play structure and a Wild West facade were installed at Fairgrounds in Fresno. And that replica of "The Black Pirate Ship"? Well, it was created in just 5 days and was used by ****** as part of their movie promotion!
A colorful photo gallery of the projects at Daniels Wood Land and more on the history of the company are available on their web page: www.danielswoodland.com
The folks at the workshop welcome visitors, but request that you call in advance if you would like to come in to the work area.
Some comments made by clients when asked "Wat did you like best?":
The skulls and the bony hand on the pirate ship
The really big bear
The tiki hut on the boat!
The giant log - 7 feet in diameter! (maybe 400 years old?)
Those cannons - are they real?
The big friendly dog named Bruno
Schola del Rio Cort
Hi Nick (DWL),
Thanks for your comment on myspace... well, you guys are my heros... most tree houses are ordinary and boring... nothing exciting at all... you guys finally made tree houses that kids really want to play in
... finally someone who figured out the concept... lol... well, to be honest I am an entrepreneur kind of guy myself... not that I have a company or similar, but I constantly come up with new ideas and one business concept I had was building wood playhouses for kids... nothing fancy like you guys... but still different than what we know here in Switzerland... but I didn't go on with my plans... still take business classes and that keeps me busy... anyhow, congrats on your successful business, nothing but kudos to all of you... YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
Will keep your website in mind... you bet...
Nick from Switzerland