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Project by Skiedra posted 08-07-2014 06:15 AM 1770 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest woodworking project :)

Had an “unloved” corner in our small garden, therefore we decided to turn it into a quiet relaxation spot.

Minimum square feet – maximum use.

Basicly all the necessary tools were: a handsaw, a pencil and a spirit level.

Wood is treated pine.

Photos are quite self-explainatory – and I will be happy to answer any of your questions.

p.s. I do not have any formal or informal carpentry/woodworking skills or training. This is my second “large” woodworking project. Again, no expierence, just a bit of think-ahead and quite a few evening/weekends hours.





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sras

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#1 posted 08-07-2014 12:40 PM

You should have many relaxing hours there – nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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MrNorwood

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#2 posted 08-07-2014 01:38 PM

looks good

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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deon

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#3 posted 08-07-2014 03:17 PM

Wow, must have been a lot of work, looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 08-07-2014 03:54 PM

...well Skiedra, the qualifying statement of ‘no informal training’ has now fallen by the wayside after this round of projects. You’ve certainly and informally traversed through several disciplines of woodworking.

Very nicely executed and a great relaxation oasis.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Skiedra

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#5 posted 08-07-2014 04:10 PM

Sras, MrNorwood thanks for the kind words.
Deon – around 120-130 work hours in total

GrandpaLen – thanks for the encouragment. I mostly learned by browsing LJ and woodworkingformeremortals. Steve Ramsey made me do it! :D

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Vince

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#6 posted 08-07-2014 04:45 PM

Nice work

-- Vince

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Manitario

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#7 posted 08-07-2014 11:43 PM

pretty good looking project(s)! I’m curious about the hottub: how long does it take to heat up, do you drain it in the winter or do you have another way of heating it to keep it from freezing?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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robdem

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#8 posted 08-07-2014 11:55 PM

Great looking projects . Doesn’t look like that corner is unloved anymore enjoy it .

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Skiedra

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#9 posted 08-09-2014 07:43 AM

Heating the tub in the summer 2 to 3 hours. Haven’t tried it in winter yet.
I’ll not drain it for winter

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Richard

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#10 posted 08-11-2014 08:56 PM

When does the Party start ?

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hungryJ

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#11 posted 09-13-2014 12:13 PM

that’s way nicer than my deck and I am a carpenter. good work pal

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