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Project by boots posted 04-10-2009 12:33 PM 1121 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed an outside restroom for my nephews graduation party. After pricing Portajohns I decided I had some wood stacked up outback lets see what I can make. One thing led to another and before I knew it “THE GREAT THINKING ROOM” was born. It has a half-round whisky barrel for the seat the walls were painted white for signing and the OLD CRAB in pic’s 3 & 4 are aways watching you and lighting up the place. We’ve ask people to sign the walls once they have visited our facilities. This now sites back at our fire-pit which I’ll show pics of at a later time. It has a hole under it 3’x 3’ with gravel leading to a leachbed out back. Its kind of neat to see what some people write after a good night of fire-pitting.

—SOME MEN GET SENT TO THE DOGHOUSE BUT I GET SENT TO THE OUTHOUSE!

-- SOME MEN GET SENT TO THE DOGHOUSE BUT I GET SENT TO THE OUTHOUSE!





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wooleywoodsmith

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 12:56 PM

this is great! Thanks boots. My family and I are moving at the end of this month and the biggest draw back is that I loose 1 foot along the entire length of my garage shop, me wifey has given me the go ahead to build a shed in our new back yard and she says that it is ok that I build it to resemble a good old fashioned two holer. We’ll post when we get there, again thanks for the inspiration, wooley

-- wooley

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firecaster

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 03:53 PM

This is fancier than any I’ve visited. I’ll bet you can do some powerful cogitating in there.

Is it ADA compliant?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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lew

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 05:56 PM

They passed an ordinance in the town
They said we’d have to tear it down
That little old shack out back so dear to me
Though the health department said
It’s day was over and dead
It will stand forever in my memory

Don’t let ‘em tear that little brown building down
Don’t let ‘em tear that precious building down
Don’t let ‘em tear that little brown building down
For there’s not another like it in the country or the town

It was not so long ago
That I went tripping through the snow
Out to that house behind my old hound dog
Where I’d sit me down to rest
Like a snow bird on his nest
And read the Sears and Roebuck catalog

I would hum a happy tune
Peeping through the quarter moon
As my Daddy’s kin had done before
It was in that quiet spot
Daily cares could be forgot
It gave the same relief to rich and poor

Don’t let ‘em tear that little brown building down
Don’t let ‘em tear that precious building down
Don’t let ‘em tear that dear old building down
For there’s not another like it in the country or the town

Now it was not a castle fair
But I could dream a future there
And build my castles to the yellowjacket’s drone
I could orbit around the sun
Fight with General Washington
Or be a king upon a golden throne

It wasn’t fancy built at all
We had newspapers on the wall
It was air conditioned in the wintertime
It was just a humble hut
But it’s door was never shut
And a man could get inside without a dime

Don’t let ‘em tear that little brown building down
Don’t let ‘em tear that precious building down
Don’t let ‘em tear that dear old building down
For there’s not another like it in the country or the town

Apologies to Ed Wheeler

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 04-10-2009 06:52 PM

That’s all I had till I was 12 years old. Winter and summer. We could never wait till spring came. It’s beautiful.

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

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8iowa

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 06:58 PM

Great job! You’ve gotten me to thinking. Humm…...........My shop is 100 yards from the house….......... and doesnt have any facilities.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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LesB

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 07:30 PM

Great memories.
That was the only facility on my Grandparents farm in Murray, Utah. As a teenager staying there in the summer of 1956 I dug the last “new” 6 foot deep pit for it; capping off the old hole. A couple of years later the folks decided they were to old to continue living there and moved to town. The farm became a housing development. They had raised their 5 kids (4 girls and a boy) there.

-- Les B, Oregon

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HallTree

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#7 posted 04-11-2009 01:19 AM

Reminds me of an outhouse that I was in about 50 years ago. Someone wrote on the wall “Here I sit, broken hearted, tried to sh-t and only farted”.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 04-11-2009 02:34 AM

Great Ron…...............LOL Just shows how many of us old farts are here on LJ’s….................right? Not many people can remember those old outhouses…......

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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woodworm

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#9 posted 04-11-2009 07:07 AM

I built one like this (but without the roof) my self when I was 14.
Nostalgic project!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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boots

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#10 posted 04-15-2009 12:30 AM

Thanks all for your comments. I posted another project of the same with more pics check it out. I can’t wait to see what Wooley’s will look like! I have checked out some of your alls projects and all I can say is WHAT TALANT you all have I am know were close to you all. I don’t think it’s ADA compliant (shhh). Lew, I liked the poem so much it’s going on the wall of the Outhouse.

—Boots—SOME MEN GET SENT TO THE DOGHOUSE BUT I GET SENT TO THE OUTHOUSE!

-- SOME MEN GET SENT TO THE DOGHOUSE BUT I GET SENT TO THE OUTHOUSE!

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