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The Gazebo #1: Almost finished.

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 12-29-2007 09:10 PM 900 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Somewhere on here I’d started a blog about our gazebo. I’ll have to go back and find the other blog entries.

We started out with a 10×10 tent gazebo purchased from Rona, and after the wind destroyed the frame, it became a wooden framed gazebo with the tarps for walls and roof.
The weather has been rough on the tarps and we have had to start replacing the tarps with wood.

Other than the 2×4’s, we have used scrap pieces of everything and anything we could find to make it work.

The west and north walls were the first to go up, each with three windows in each. The windows are from the porch of my great-grandfather’s home.

The east wall, installed last weekend contains one window: a 4’ round table top that Rick saved from the garbage at his work. Rick cut some grooves in a couple 2×4’’s to create the frame and then cut some 2×6 pieces to fill in the corners. We then went through our scrap pile of plywood to fill in the wall.

The West wall (sorry no pictures)
Last weekend, after finishing wall #3, we had enough time to put 1/3rd of the final wall up, with two of the old windows stacked on top of each other.

This morning, just a couple hours before my family was to arrive for our bonfire breakfast, we made the opposite end of the final wall. We had one last old window from my great-grandfather’s farmhouse, one oval window scavenged from Rick’s work, and one smoked glass window from a table I was tossing out.

We were putting the final nails in the plywood when our company arrived.

We had a great time in our little outdoor retreat.

And here is a picture of our chefs. Oh wait – where are they??? Hmph. We found them sitting inside by the new fireplace!

(in the background are the remnants of tarps and other fixins we’d used at our last bonfire breakfast, trying to keep everyone warm. We left it up in case we didn’t get the gazebo done in time. Now, I guess we can clean it all up. The gazebo was a success.)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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#1 posted 12-29-2007 11:52 PM

Looking great and the company kept warm. At least they wern’t wearing blankets. A Great job Debbie, and Rick

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 12-30-2007 01:14 AM

my daughter (the one smiling out the window) said: you people are crazy!! lol but she had fun. She’s just like her mother :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 12-30-2007 04:19 AM

Did you have supplemental heat in the Gazebo. Or was it just the heat of your beating hearts.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 12-30-2007 12:40 PM

we had a little heater going but with the roof partially open still and no door, it wasn’t doing a lot of good. We figured body heat would help but I think we had too many layers of clothing on to let the body heat out! haha.

The plan it so to put a tiny wood stove in the centre of the space, put a tin roof on the top, and as for the door, it’s at my brothers (from my great-grandfather’s home).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 12-31-2007 08:08 PM

We set with our feet propped up on the banister sipping on a mint julip in the gazibo’s down here. I envy some one that has a real winter. S/F

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#6 posted 01-03-2008 09:12 PM

Love the scavenging aspect of this.

-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 01-03-2008 09:18 PM

Oh it’s scavenged alright.. if you saw the outside walls, they are bits and pieces of plywood – some green, some not; some in triangles, some squares, and some rectangles…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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