Back-yard done! Back in the woodshop yea!

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Project by Ken90712 posted 05-31-2010 05:16 PM 4465 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We finally finished! Now I can play in the wood-shop more. Just in time for my wifes B day party in two weeks. Started this in Jan working on it on my days off … Man this one dragged on. More work than we thought but worth it. Lj’s are invited anytime! Breaking in the Margarita machine and cooking first steaks on new grill priceless. If not for the woodworking skills I have learned here and from others we could not have tackled this by ourselves.
Thx for looking.

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

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#1 posted 05-31-2010 05:25 PM

Looks like a great place to have a good time outdoors . Job well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 05:36 PM

Wow, that looks like a great place to put your feet up. Nice.

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

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 05:37 PM

looks fantastic!!!! you did al the stone your self ? looks great love the kitchen space. if you like swing by my site and see what happens when you get hooked on doing your own stone work. again that’s ine fantastic job you did.shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 05:50 PM

Looks awesome!!! Time to relax and wear out that margarita machine!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 06:22 PM

Ken, great job on that grill set up, totally outstanding. Jobs like that takes time and can not be rushed and it shows, you took your time and patience to perfect your work. Awesome craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 06:28 PM


Love the Fire Pit!

What time is supper??!


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

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 10:03 PM

Now back to the workshop….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 05-31-2010 10:34 PM

Looks fantastic! I’ll take mine medium-rare, please.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 05:35 AM

OMG, you put more into the yard than I put into decorating the house! Good work!

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

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#10 posted 06-01-2010 07:16 AM

I like my margarita rim salted and steak medium rare :)
Gorgeous backyard!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#11 posted 06-01-2010 04:26 PM

Thx everyone for the nice comments. We tried to do it right. I read and read and read and researched so much that you would have thought I was building and airplane.

Good-thing you all like steaks med-rare, being its a rule that a steaks like rib-eye or fillet can’t be cooked past that…. LOL

Anytime any Lumberjock’s are in the Los Angeles area, are please stop by! We are a cpl miles from Long Beach and would love meet you and your family!.

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

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#12 posted 06-02-2010 08:23 PM

What’s really cool is how you got it all to match the walls as well. Nice project Ken! Medium rare for me as well. Oh and next time, fill the hot-tub with bikini’s…we LumberJocks live for cheap thrills!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#13 posted 06-03-2010 07:13 AM

YES! That is hot, Ken. I’ll be right over :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#14 posted 06-12-2010 10:55 PM

I just had the feeling of missing a big moment a while back
it most have been when you fired the BBQ and the fireplace up for the first steak and a lager
your little back-yard project looks realy awesome

sorry to make you sad now
becourse you ain´t gone use it the next ½ year
if you want to make your quota of sawdust this year
you know you going to pay if you don´t

take care


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#15 posted 06-27-2010 04:07 AM

Great job! Hope you enjoy it and thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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