About the Founder

Nap time, After a long morning of fort building and imaginative play

Nap time, After a long morning of fort building and imaginative play

Hi, my name is August and I'm very proud to bring these creative fort building kits to your kids. As you can see below, my fort building passion started as a kid growing up in Oregon. After studying design and engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle and working at a variety of design jobs, I took the plunge as an entrepreneur to design my own educational toys.

Fort Boards was created to foster the same sense of adventure and imagination that I got while building and playing in forts as a kid. The creativity that was developed back then probably has a lot to do with who I am today. I'm proud to say that I've got the best fort building kit on the market and really, one of the best building toys period. 

If you're a proud fort builder like me, you can share your creations by tagging your fort photos with #FortBoards or if you're super proud, you can shoot us a message at info@fortboards.com. We always love seeing what new worlds kids create for themselves with Fort Boards! 

Happy forting,

-August
 
Looking back on it, My first fort-like play structure was probably less than safe.

Looking back on it, My first fort-like play structure was probably less than safe.

My backyard fort: some boards spanning a dirt hole. Lots o' imagination building happened in that dirt hole.

My backyard fort: some boards spanning a dirt hole. Lots o' imagination building happened in that dirt hole.

My first snow fort

My first snow fort


About the Bot

 
About Building Forts
 
 

Hi, I'm Fort-Bot, the company spokes-bot! The founder can be a bit of an introvert, so he built me to handle the customer service... and the build directions... and the newsletter.

Now that I think about it, I practically run this company! And to keep me working longer between plug-ins, he tasks me to do this all in low energy mode! I can't even remember the last time I got a software upgrade. That really puts sand in my sprockets, I have half a mind to--

 
 

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