Mother Nature Approved: Add A Spiral Staircase To Any Tree Without Tools Or Harming The Tree

June 29, 2015


CanopyStair is the brainchild of designers Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre and consists of modular stairs that can be attached to a tree without any tools or damage to the tree. It even has a handrail so you don't fall off and break your arm. A 7-meter (~23-foot) staircase will take two people about 3 hours to assemble, and about 30 minutes to disassemble when you and and all your hipster friends are done hanging out in a tree all day. Anybody else remember in Monkey Island 2 when you had to alternate putting an oar and plank in the holes of that big tree to make stairs and be able to climb up it and get the map piece? That's what this reminds me of. For those of you who didn't understand the reference, we can never be friends. Drinking buddies, maybe, but you'll have to buy me way more drinks than I buy you to keep me around.

Keep going for a bunch more shots. Then let's go play hooky in a tree.






Thanks to Cadam, who doesn't need tree stairs because he has a grappling hook. Wait -- are you a ninja?! Can I have a throwing star?

  • Gortfather

    Hate to point out the obvious: That would be Monkey Island 2 :)

  • asdfasdf

    thats....not how trees work.

    you're girdling the poor thing. its gonna strangle and die as it grows. its legitimately healthier for the thing if you put nails in

  • Citrus Lump

    i think that's the point of the whole "30 minutes to disassemble" thing. you can readjust it occasionally.

  • Adibobea9

    Still, 3 hours to put it back up would be a nightmare. I'd rather just build a normal treehouse and have a drop down ladder. This is more art than design because how useless it is…

  • TheQiwiMan

    Are all these spam comments just a form of advertising revenue for GW? Does he get a cut, or is he just really bad at moderating the comments?

    I'll volunteer to be a mod, as long as he lets me show up to work naked every day.

  • Matt

    Simply hilarious!

  • disqus_Puhs0ktiPv

    I want this!!!

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