Strap this spiral staircase onto any tree, no tools needed : TreeHugger

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Strap this spiral staircase onto any tree, no tools needed

Kimberley Mok (@kimberleymok)
Design / Sustainable Product Design
July 7, 2015
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© CanopyStair
Builders of treehouses will know that one major consideration during construction is how to support the structure without harming the tree. There are specially developed fasteners and bolts for the task, but there may be ways to hold things up without drilling even a single hole. That’s the idea behind CanopyStair, a modular staircase that wraps around a tree’s trunk, without damaging it.

© CanopyStair

Designed by Royal College of Art graduates Thor ter Kulve (previously) and Robert McIntyre, the CanopyStair features curved, birch plywood treads that are progressively attached around the tree trunk with ratchet straps, so that the stairs can spiral up into the leafy canopy.

© CanopyStair

© CanopyStair

© CanopyStair

Rubberized treads, and a railing made out of ash wood…

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