Remember the thrill of being part of a secret club with meetings in the clubhouse and a sign bearing that age-old refrain, "Keep Out!" on the door? These days, it's even more important to get kids out where they can let their imaginations fly. A clubhouse of their own gives them the space to have fun and hang out, right in the backyard. Lee Mothes brings his personal experience and enthusiasm to the process, introducing readers to tools and showing them what materials they need, how to design the structure, and how to use found or recycled materials, all with the friendly voice of the guy next door. Anyone who can lift 40 pounds and swing a hammer can build a clubhouse! These structures can be made using nine essential habd tools, so kids can safely learn building skills. The book includes a section on tools that make the work easier and on power tools that speed up the building process. With Mothes by their side, kids and families of all skill levels will experience the joy of making a clubhouse that will bring years of lasting memories.