Outdoor project for brother

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 01-04-2008 12:53 AM 4964 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother isn’t very handy, so I built this for him at his last home. Had him prepaint the wood, then built it in modular pieces. Trucked it to his house and then fit the pieces to the posts he’d already sunk in concrete (poorly).

His wife loved it.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 01:09 AM

Lucky Brother and his wife. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 03:43 AM

Great job. Sounds like your brother owes you a big favour.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 03:51 PM

how wonderful :)
Now, you aren’t teasing him about his concrete work, are you? :)
I bet he’s as proud as a pickle to have this beautiful structure in his yard and that his bro made it for him.
I can hear him now, “Hey Mailman.. want to see what my brother made for me
” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 01-05-2008 02:46 AM

Really nice job!! Curious to type wood and finish you used.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#5 posted 01-05-2008 08:38 AM

It’s all just 2×4s and 4×4s from Big Orange that I sized down and had my brother paint before constructing.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#6 posted 01-05-2008 08:39 AM

Very nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 01-05-2008 12:06 PM

Good work!

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#8 posted 01-05-2008 12:38 PM

lucky brother…

-- making sawdust....

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#9 posted 10-02-2008 04:04 PM

looks great, wife happy, good job!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 12-02-2009 12:34 AM

Nice work!

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#11 posted 09-03-2010 06:37 PM

Great teamwork; Nice path going under that project! (Working on a smaller one myself this warm weekend!)

-- GX

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#12 posted 09-20-2010 07:50 AM

Thanks everyone!

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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