|Project by rainman||posted 10-31-2010 05:41 PM||3385 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I’ve built a few outhouses in my day and its fun to try and make each one a little better, a little different! My buddy Goog needed to replace the outhouse at hunting camp. It was functional but very basic. You had to climb one step to reach the “throne”, your feet would dangle and it was awkward completing your “paperwork”. This new privy would be custom built to his specs! I used rough lumber on a 4ft square foot print. A green metal roof . Commercial grade floor covering on floor and bench, for ease of cleaning and maintanence. One inch thick board and batten on the outside with two different sized metal screen on front and back eaves to vent and keep out bugs. My old pal Goog added the elegant features on the interior, framed pictures , S.S. container for Lime, t.p. holder and magazine rack. The only re-used item from the old house was the door. I used a scrap piece of flooring to line the inside of the bench to keep anything from sticking to the inside, protecting the wood componenents and keeping odor to a minimum. Just look at ol Goog sittin there proud as a Peacocock, it fits him like a glove! Another fun project!
-- So much wood, So little time