Cutting Edge Countertops recently had the opportunity to support and participate in the Cannaley Treehouse Village Project with Metroparks Toledo with a donation of countertops for three of the treehouses: The Dragline, The Nest and Flatwood Commons! We are grateful to be a part of taking Toledo to new heights and providing the community with another way to connect with nature.
About The Cannaley Treehouse Village
The Cannaley Treehouse Village is the country’s largest public treehouse village located at the Beach Ridge area, part of Oak Openings Preserve. Designed by the pros, the treehouse project was lead by Nelson Treehouse, of the Animal Planet TV show “Treehouse Masters,” with the help of Metroparks own construction crew.
The Treehouse Village includes tree-attached raised platforms for tent and hammock camping and separate treehouse structures complete with electricity, heat, air conditioning and many other features.
The Treehouse Village includes:
- A six-person treehouse
- A four-person treehouse
- Two, 2-person treehouses
- Three tent/hammock platforms for camping in the trees
- A common treehouse with seating for up to 49 people (day use only; ADA accessible)
- A crow’s nest
- A canopy walk linking the common treehouse to the crow’s nest
- Common Fire Pit (Wood Provided)
Leaving Our Imprint
Cutting Edge Countertops was excited to welcome the Metroparks team to our Perrysburg showroom to begin the process of selecting materials for the three treehouses. During the visit, they were able to view our extensive selection of countertop materials including stunning natural stones like marble and granite, durable quartz and more. After exploring the options our team was able to help finalize the material selections for The Dragline, The Nest and Flatwood Commons!
The Dragline is a spider web-themed cabin, it accommodates two guests and features a dragline and tube cargo net. Black Pearl Leather granite countertops were installed in this treehouse. Black Pearl Leather is a predominately black granite of a semi-solid color tone with speckles of blacks, golds, silvers, browns, greens and shades of gray. The leather finish gives the stone a soft sheen that is less than polished granite but includes a textured appearance.
The Nest accommodates two guests and is designed like a loft, or should we say a nest. It even has a special nook with custom structures to look like the home of our feathered friends. This treehouse features Cygnus quartzite. Cygnus is a blend of bronze, cedar, antique copper, and coffee hues, marked with ivory, pearl and inky black throughout. This durable natural stone was a great fit for the design and environment of the treehouse!
Flatwood Commons is a day use treehouse available for parties of up to 49 guests for small gatherings and programs. It is connected to the Crow’s Nest, which is linked to the Tower by a swinging bridge. In this treehouse, White Macaubus countertops were installed. White Macaubas is a stunning white quartzite with deep charcoal veins and add character and drama to both indoor and outdoor applications.
Getting to collaborate with other giving businesses and individuals to bring the vision for Cannaley Treehouse Village to life was so much fun. We can’t wait to see all the amazing memories made and the positive impact that the Treehouse Village has on our community! You can visit the Metroparks Toledo website for more information on the project.
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