It has taken me a while with the weather to overcome, but I have started on my outdoor projects for the year. I have added two more flower beds. Now, all of my flower beds are covered with a thick layer of cedar mulch. The two raised flower/vegetable gardens are in the process of being built out of cedar to be placed on either side of my storage shed.I have designed a stand to hold my garden hose and sprayer out of cedar. I am looking forward to building some storage/benches with flower boxes...
Today I had a unique experience that really got me doing something I’ve wanted to for a long time. Some background: So I have a ~150-180 year old outhouse that the previous owner moved off its old foundation and next to the pool, where it now serves as a filter/pump house. One side of the roof was cedar shingles and the other was metal sheeting (think refugee camp and you get the picture). During one of our windstorms, which the area is notorious for, the metal sheeting peeled back l...
I have had a very busy few weeks. lots of travel and time away , so not much time in the shop, and little success when I was there. So, when I did get home two days ago, I was happy to have a message regarding some wood I have been searching for.I designed a jewelery cabinet for my wife, which I will eventually build, that I really wanted to use birds eye yellow cedar on the interior. So, after one more long drive, and sorting through a back country barn, I arrived home with my long sought af...
Since I built my sawmill a year or so ago, I’ve had one major problem. Getting logs here to mill.I tried using my log arch but, with a 24” diameter log on it, there is no fun at all in pulling it on the highway with a big log, “just a swingin” behind you, held by a couple of straps, on a trailer with no springs. I’ve tried pulling them on the trailer and then pulling them off, but that way tearing up my trailer. My trailer is a 20 footer, abou...
I have plans to continue making cedar for the outdoors by making garden boxes on either side of the ramp that leads into my storage shed. I’m the only one that loves fresh vegetables; so, I’ll have a small space, that will no longer have to be mowed!, and instead have a small tomato garden just to satisfy my cravings this summer. I’m going to continue my flower beds and add cedar chips as mulch. After that I plan to pursue more outdoor cedar furniture by designing deck end t...
I believe that you should be able to see pictures of my cedar flowerbox & underground storm shelter cover as well as the cedar glider that I had made in Kentucky. Hope this works!
Having built on to my house using the plans I designed for the blueprint, I had to decide what to do with the ugly hump in my backyard next to my new deck that housed an old storm shelter covered by a piece of heavy metal that had to be pushed aside before going down inside a concrete structure crudely made in the early 1900’s that had a piece of concrete wall protruding up against the hump of dirt that was the roof of the shelter.There had been a house that burned down before our house...
Not satisfied with just having cedar inside the house. I went searching for gliders made out of cedar for my new deck. If your looking for great furniture made of cedar for a very reasonable price, just try the Middinite communties in Scottsville, Kentucky. They have a lot of things already made of cedar and oak. They were more than willing to build me gliders made of the cedar that I wanted. They were so comfortable and very reasonable in price. I plan to go back this fall and get some cedar...
I have been on a quest to have my house inside and out engulfed in cedar. It’s not only pretty, smells good, but is about the only furniture almost gauranteed to be made in the U.S.A.. I started with one and now all three of my bedrooms have only cedar furniture. Not wanting to clash with my cedar furniture, I designed my first two pieces of furniture to add to my master bedroom. I designed a television/display cabinet and an music center for my collection of records, tapes, and cds. Th...
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