Gazebo, & Deck. My Summer Awards Entry

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2587 days ago 1493 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

_*I didn’t have the time to build anything new for this contest, because of Barb’s recent illness. It has interfered with shop time. During her recovery, I’m now the chief cook, & bottle washer. ;)

Martin said we could enter something old. How about 25 years old?

This project was done in two stages. I built the tool shed with a gazebo attached in the fall of 1982, & then followed up by building the deck in the spring of 1983.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 2587 days ago

Best wishes, Dick.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 2587 days ago

Hang in there Disk I went for an older Project also.

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

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#3 posted 2587 days ago

Dick, I can’t get the video slideshow to work? I love the wind vane and gazebo.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 2587 days ago

Nice job Dick
That looks like a very peaceful spot to relax and think about your next woodworking project.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 2587 days ago

I enjoyed the video and commentary. Hope the wife recovers quickly.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 2587 days ago

Hi Dick;

I too, was unable to get it to load, but what I cn see looks good.

Best wishes for Barb.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2587 days ago

very cool…what a great project…and it is amaziing how well it has stood up to the test of time…clearly solid work as always…the reality is that taking care of your wife is your best summer project—-that gets my vote!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 2587 days ago

os…I HAD TROUBLE AT FIRST TOO…I kept clicking on the triangle play button and that led me no where…so then I clicked on the bottom right button (picasa icon) and it opened a new window…and then I clicked on the name of the album “Dick and Barb” and it worked…

DICK—-great snow shots—-also loved the evening snow shots…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 2587 days ago

Dick, building a gazebo is a challenging project in of itself. I especially like your details; the weather vane certainly, but also I appreciate the effort that you made in creating the columns and pilasters with the taper and circle detail, and the profile you made for the spandrels.

I hope your wife is feeling better.

-- John

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 2587 days ago

Dick, somehow I missed that your wife was ill before. What is going on? If you have posted it somewhere, let me know the link.

Good project as always. You are a very talented and kind hearted dude.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 2587 days ago

Dick! I hope all is well. Thanks for sharing this project!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#12 posted 2587 days ago

Just a great job Dick. Take care of Barb and tell her we said howdy from Indiana!

A dishwasher works just fine, maybe even better than your hands.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#13 posted 2587 days ago

Is Barb healed up? She’s still in my prayers. Nice job as allways no matter when it was made. I had to enter an old one myself. Prostate problems. Keep your chin up you have a lot of people behind you. mike Give Barb my love.

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

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#14 posted 2587 days ago

I so enjoyed your video and don’t tell Obi but it brought tears to my eyes. You are such a special, special person and it shows up not only in your work but in your video presentations, your pictures, your words…. it is truly an honour to know you, even if it is not in person!

I just want to give you a big hug! :D

Love the gazebo and deck—that floor. Very cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2587 days ago

Thanks Everybody, I just switched to a different link, so you can watch it with full page viewing.

Mark, The link to Barb's problem.

She just got back from visiting her Doctor, & she’s progressing along real fine.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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