ISSUE 32  |  Canadian Wild

Outdoors: Greenwood Studio Treehouses in Canada

August 08, 2011 8:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Toronto-based Michael Greenwood "grew up around wood, in the family workshop and in the forests of southern Ontario." After graduating from college, Greenwood began undertaking small home renovations and studied luthery (guitar building) evenings at OCAD, where he developed an "appreciation for detailed, exacting work." In addition to creating contemporary custom furniture, Greenwood also builds what he calls tree sanctuaries, ranging from simple platforms to multi-leveled shelters. To see more of his work, go to Greenwood Studio.

Above: Greenwood uses only salvaged or reclaimed woods from small local woodlots or self-harvested windfall.

Above: An adventure playground by Greenwood with nets, bridges, and slides.