Back-yard remodel and Island update.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 05-11-2010 01:33 AM 4018 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, in between a little work the wood shop, were getting close to having the Back-yard done! The fake grass has been delivered and waiting for us to complete the stone work, so we can install it. The Granite people have made templates and are making the counter tops. When designing I did not consider the size, as I built this to fit a specific area. This cost me extra, as I had to buy 2 slabs instead of one, what are you going to do? Fire Pit has been tested and is 90% complete. Warning I had no idea how expensive fire glass is , $6.00 per pound I needed 70 pounds oh my. My tool box I am building is almost complete and that all wood! Promise.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 01:37 AM

Very Cool… I hope I get an invite and hope I can get over there…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 03:04 AM

Invite me over for dinner. Nice work!

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 08:56 AM

This place is getting cooler and cooler.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 06:17 PM

Nice looking ‘pit’ you have there. I’ll bring the beer… :)

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 06:29 PM

Beautiful Work! I can see this is going to a favorite place to spend time.

Is the stone work called “Elderado Stone”?


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

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 07:57 PM

Love your backyard. If you have not done so maybe you should post this at Home Referbers also.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 10:12 PM

Keep the house, I’ll take the back yard! Great work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 05-12-2010 11:51 AM

Thx for all the comments guys! All LJ’s are invited over anytime. Both kegs full and the bar is stocked! Wife is a big fan of LJ’s as well, to her credit she is always out there working with me. I have 3 cutting boards and a wooden toolbox going into the finishing stages this week so I can post a wood project…Yea!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 05-15-2010 10:31 PM

looking good sofare from here
it´s a little long for a cold drink
but you can be sure if I ever come near lakewood
I´ll drop in to see this monster :—)


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#10 posted 05-16-2010 05:03 PM

All LJ’s are invited anytime! Made alot of progress yesterday and all the stone should be done minus the back-splash as the granite counter tops should be finished early this week. Were almost ready to install the the artificial turf and pour some drinks. I will make the deadline for my wife Patty’s “B” day party as she requested. Last party we had over 100 guest show up. Makes you feel good that people take time out of their busty life to come by. Well its 8am sunday and time to get to work as were buringing daylite.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-17-2010 03:03 AM

Thats going to be great

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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