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The Gazebo #5: It's getting closer

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 06-17-2009 12:12 PM 1876 reads 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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June 16/09

Yes, indeed, our revised “gazebo” is getting closer to being completed!

More than 4 years ago we began with something like this, as sold by Canadian Tire?

The year after the frame was destroyed (within a month of purchase, due to high winds) our journey began for a replacement gazebo. First step: we built a deck floor and built a wooden frame on which we hung the screens, walls, and roof.

The next year, the roof tore to shreds and we put up a tarp roof.

That hung on for a while but the winter winds wreaked havoc on the walls… ... and we had to replace them, one wall at a time, with wood. All the windows are found treasures – some were found in a ditch and a couple are old glass table tops.

. ... ...

It was at this point that my son named the structure “a shanty”

The following year, we got tired of having to fix the tarps for every rain, wind, or snow storm and so that was replaced with a wooden roof, again covered with tarps.

This spring we added a metal roof—yippee—no more tarps!

And now… here we are at one step closer to being finished.

For the past three days, Rick spent much of his time putting old barnboards on the outside. These boards are from my great-grandfather’s barn, which makes it very special.

We still have to paint the 2×4’s and the underside of the roof that overhangs the edges.

And now, my son says that it is no longer a shanty and it can’t be called a shack or a gazebo either. He has declared that it is now “The Club House” :)

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



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 01:15 PM

It is turning into really unique looking gazebo.

A one of a kind piece of building artwork.

The placement of the windows looks very interesting, especially the round one.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 06-17-2009 01:48 PM

I too like the round windows. Very arty. The Barn boards were also quite an improvement, and the roof made the whole difference. Congratulations on your progress. Looks great!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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dlcarver

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#3 posted 06-17-2009 01:50 PM

Love your story MsDebbieP, That’a usually the way many projects of mine go. None of the pics would I call a Gazebo….. looks more like the clubhouse….. or play house for the kids. Love the final look. If you keep going it may turn into a Mansion. Great job!!!
DAVE

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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Jimthecarver

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#4 posted 06-17-2009 02:54 PM

I love it! I like to see items reused and this project shows how easy it can be to just use your imagination.
Great job Ms.Debbie.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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RobS

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#5 posted 06-17-2009 03:33 PM

Great! How about we call it a “Goes-out-to” ?! Ya know, cause once someone sees it, they want to goes out to it! Ha!

Nice work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 06-17-2009 03:48 PM

Your journey was long, frustrating and tedious, but, the result was worth it. Bet its going to serve some of those cold dawn breakfasts.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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dlcarver

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#7 posted 06-17-2009 04:25 PM

Put a Fridge and Microwave in it , with a bed and live there when you are mad at everyone else….. of course take your PC. too!!!!
DAVE

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 06-17-2009 04:28 PM

we’ve already talked about how it can be “the dog house” for those moments in life. The benches inside are great for sleeping on and there is a pillow and blanket already there. We also have a heater for those frosty mornings.. so that just leaves the fridge and microwave! lol

Thanks everyone.
Although I’m sure it will still be called the gazebo (out of habit) we often refer to it as the cottage “up north” since it is north of the house. If I ripped up the garden we could plant some evergreens around it and make it look like it was in the forest :)

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

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#9 posted 06-17-2009 04:36 PM

So ya gonna use this for the family get togethers in the winter winds blow? Sure would be an improvement inside away from the blowing snow. Again it wouldn’t quite be the same huh Ms Deb? It sure is a dandy, nice place to sit away from the squitos and black flies. LOL I love your round window, a true piece of art. This is a must for the emag. hugs, m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 06-17-2009 05:30 PM

thanks, Mike :)

oh yes.. winter get-togethers like this one

Our plan is to attach a tarp to the front of our “cabin” so the fire area is a little more protected from the elements and we will have the building to go into when we get too cold.

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

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#11 posted 06-17-2009 07:13 PM

Coolest Gazebo Ever!

-- Beth

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 06-17-2009 07:48 PM

haha thanks, Beth :)

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 06-17-2009 11:04 PM

You can hang this sign on it.

It says “little library house”, in Swedish. This is Barbs little hideout.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 06-17-2009 11:10 PM

We’ve been thinking about a sign .. never thought about something in another language.. hmmm something Hungarian, I guess, ... hmmm

anyone fluent in Hungarian?

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

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#15 posted 06-17-2009 11:27 PM

when do we get invited for burgers???? good little palace ( not missspelled place I mean palace) to hide away from old baronial castle for a few hours.have fun Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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