Well, I know this is not a woodworking project but it will lead to one. I spent the summer of 2010 ripping up my old 55 year old concrete patio’s, sidewalks and front and rear steps.One of the big reasons no woodworking projects to speak of. I installed new concrete pavers.It’s about 1400 sq. ft. total. I am very fortunate that my neighbor sells all the supply’s locally. A huge savings.
Some parts of the project are running two Natural gas lines. one for the fire pit and one for the new BBQ. NO MORE PROPANE TANKS TO FILL. I had my friend do. I don’t touch the gas.
Install electrical to the rear and side of the patio’s
Install piping for underground sprinklers front and rear.
Install 11/2” pvc conduit for future needs front and rear both are capped. So I shouldn’t have to rip up the new patio to add something.
6-8” crushed concrete as the base compacted multiple times.
Capital concrete pavers. rated about 8,000 psi. color is Riverbed, done in a random pattern. Riverbed has three different colors and three sizes that you have to install. Very time consuming.
We need to this spring do the landscaping around the patio’s add some more lights and I am hoping to add a bar to the corner of where the fire pit is. That will be a woodworking project. I know this should go under home refurbers but I can’t keep up with both.
-- Bob K. East Northport, NY