Barbara Butler Artist Builder Incorporated, South San Francisco, CA

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updated on Sunday, July 07, 2019

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Opens in  2 days 1 h 14 min.
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Barbara Butler has been designing and building kids treehouses, playhouses, play forts and custom play structures for over 20 years. Her rustic tree houses and unique childrens play structures have been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the CBS Early Show, and the prestigious HGTV Modern Masters show. She offers both pre designed wooden play houses and 2-story play sets, as well as an extensive line of unique, site-specific, redwood play structures, luxury playhouses and childrens treehouses. Examples include: castles, western forts, jailhouses, lighthouses, boats, and even a ship in a tree. Recently, Barbara added plans, kits and stain colors to her product line, offering outdoor playhouse kits and redwood outdoor play structure kits, outdoor playhouse plans and outdoor play structure plans, plus wood stain colors and tung oil wood stains similar to Woodburst stains.


Company description
Barbara grew up in upstate New York, one of eight children in a close-knit family, where active, outdoor play was a daily occurrence. Graduating from SUNY Cortland in 1978 with a BA in Political Science and attending graduate school at SUNY Binghamton for English, Barbara didn't actually want to be the lawyer her mom wanted her to be. Instead she had fun learning the construction trade from her two contractor brothers and remodeled brownstones in Washington D. Also that year she went back to making art.
After several years in NYC and D., she decided to pursue her interest in writing and went to graduate school at SUNY Binghamton. After graduate school, Barbara moved to San Francisco where she concentrated on writing, painting and sculpture. Her construction skills at first were just a means to make a living, while she focused on her artwork.
Then in 1986, Barbara and friend Robert Forrest founded Outer Space Design and began specializing in artistic backyard design. In 1987, her first famous client, singer/song writer Bobby McFerrin ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") and his wife, Debbie asked for an unusual play structure for their two sons. Suddenly all of her loves fused together: art, outdoors, building with wood, children, family and play! Since then, Barbara has combined function with art to create hundreds of unique places where children can play.
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