Remember when you used to turn the coffee table upside down and line it with pillows only to drape the whole thing with a sheet or a blanket and hide out all day in your secret fort?

Wasn’t that the coolest thing ever? Let’s revisit!

Everyone build a fort and send me the pics/specs of what you construct!!

Add yours Comments – 73

  • Beth James

    on March 23, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Actually I used blankets and heavy books to hold them down thank you very much.

  • Tom

    on March 25, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Such a great idea! I love reliving parts of my childhood that were free from stress and the mundane cares that come with being an adult. Thanks for the constant inspiration!

  • Sarah Welsh

    on March 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Allison!!!!!!!!!

    I’m, like, the biggest Smallville fan ever! I can’t believe you will actually read this! Thank you for making this site, where you can connect with your fans!

    I still do this “fort building” stuff! I’m 12, and I have a younger bother and a younger sister. My brother’s name is Jack, and he is 6, and my sister’s name is Claire, and she is 10. So, we have chairs from the kitchen table that we use, and we put them in the living room, and tie a huge blanket on with rubber bands, onto the tops of the chairs! It makes a HUGE fort! It is SO much fun! Thank you for having this event!:)

    I don’t know how to get my fort picture on here, but please e-mail me, it will truly mean the world to me, and I will try to send the picture of my fort to you!!! PLEASE!!!! 🙂

    your (hopefully) friend,
    Sarah 🙂

  • Jonny Leach

    on March 25, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I opened the top draw of a HUGE filing cabinet and draped a blanket over it. I sat under it for about an hour listening to music… it really sorted my mind out! Got things in order for me!
    A round of applause for Allison, everybody!

  • Greg

    on March 25, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I dont know if you are going to read this but… anyways… and I am not talking about your mesmerizing smile or the bright side of your eyes, your funny hair or your sincere laugh. it is you, as a human being,the one that keeps me captive. You are like that recurring dream that makes you sign, that one dream you dont want to be awaken from. You are like that stuffed bear that a kid never leaves aside. You are like that sensation in the chest of a boy sitting beside that beautiful girl in the school bus. You are like that hope that takes away the tear of disappointment running down the face of child’s first B- in the science test. You are like… just like you are… beautiful, sincere, honest… you are what I have found in your eyes, that that makes me come back to you more than just once a week. Thank you for filling Chloe Sullivan which such an awesome personality that can only come from who you really are…

  • Greg

    on March 25, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Te quiero mucho by the way…

  • Ruslan

    on March 27, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this kind of activity:) Maybe because I live in Russia:)

  • Brittany

    on March 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I used to make forts all the time! haha I’m probably too old for it now, but I still love the idea of hiding out under chairs and big blankets. Thanks for reminding me! 🙂

  • Tom Collins

    on March 31, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Hey Maureen,

    It’s Tom Collins from RENT. How are ya? Have you seen Jeremy? Do you have his email? I live in NYC now. I know Lamama, good theater. Been doing Shakespeare and Sam Shepard. Gonna b in LA April 19th for a week. Rent was a great show! It’s closing in NY. Crazy.

    tom c.

  • jonny!

    on April 3, 2008 at 4:08 am

    omg me and my best m8 used to do that

  • jonny!

    on April 3, 2008 at 4:09 am

    time of me life 😀

  • jonny!

    on April 3, 2008 at 4:09 am

    how r we ment to send pics

  • i.am l.i.am

    on April 8, 2008 at 8:30 am

    When i was 3 i used to be tiny & climbing into my tumble dryer was an easy feat back then…..used to do it alot, i vaguely remember some parts of me doing that. That used to be my camping Fort.

    my mum never thought i’d grow to be 6’3/6’4

  • EmilyJayne

    on April 9, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Do I ever. Me and my sister used to do the almost everyday under the table. All the pillows round so no one could see you and blankets for the final touches. Ahh, those were the days. Even now and age 16 I still think it would be fun. =]
    Thanks for bringing it back.

  • madi

    on April 11, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    haha that was soo fun me and my sis would get huge blankets and then we would draw and stuff under there!!- i made on the other week with my little cousins its sooo fun – but they seem to all ways break it!!!

  • Genivado OJ

    on April 13, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Hi, Allison..

    To remember is to live, is always good for coming back to the past to reflect the future.

    By Ghenis РṢo Paulo РBrasil

  • jonathan

    on June 13, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Hello allison only I want to say to you that I admire you too much you are a great person And estare been charmed with of chatting with you I leave my mail you – JONKAS_ISDEATH@HOTMAIL.COM Ok thank you

    Atte an admirer of mexico

  • jorge zamora

    on June 14, 2008 at 9:01 am

    hola allison mack se que tal vez no veas este mensaje o estas demaciado ocupada para leer todo esactamente o no entiendes el español pero no dudo ni tantito que lo sepas porque eres muy intelectual y eso me alegra oye quiero dedicarte un poema a ver si lo entiendes almenos y no me pierdo SMALLVILLE por canal 5 ya que es la unica manera de verte a y otra cosa tu voz y tus ojos son muy lindos la traduccion en español no se oye tambien como la original pero en fin

    tus ojos son como una brecha de luz encendida
    eso demuestra que tienes una alma limpia

  • Carissa

    on August 6, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Okay…so I’m definitely new to the website and completely computer illiterate, but my roommate got the internet and when I saw the build a for blog I literally laughed out loud, over Christmas last year I built one in my living room and slept in it for a month…

  • Moody

    on November 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I used to take a sheet and place it over an air conditioning vent in the summer and placed some weights on it and took a nap inside the cool puffy sheet like it was an air tent.

  • Aziza

    on December 16, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    hmm. I remember pretending when I was little that my bed was a ship and the floor was the ocean with lots of sharks , lol, and under the table at my grandmother’s house was a house or fortress. Few fun times.

  • Smallville fan

    on May 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    i used to build forts with my cousin but he dosnt have time anymore
    and i dont eaitgher because i have homework and all that crap

  • Isobella-Chloe

    on May 3, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Teehee, i enjoyed doing it with my daughters! They love forts! and even though this is old, i am going to get a pic!