|Project by Ken90712||posted 07-18-2013 10:57 PM||2300 views||4 times favorited||25 comments|
Blondie and I have been doing construction on the front of the house for a cpl months now. We ripped out the driveway, front porch, old gate and part of the roof line. The last seven windows have been replaced. We all know once you start a project there are other things you must do at that time so you don’t have to come back later and risk messing up something just done. We actually paid someone to do some of the work, mostly the stamped concrete and roof extension.
We widened the driveway and porch added a walkway to the sidewalk and replaced the water main. The twelve foot gate is almost ready to head to powder coating. The concrete was stamped and stained mahogany and applied semi-gloss wet look sealer.
One of the pics is of the gate I’m making from scratch out of 2×3 .120 steel. The poles are 4×4 1/4 thick 3 feet down in the cement with 1200 pound hinges. It will have Ipe panels once back from powder coat. We were dry fitiing it to ck the build thus far, along with a cpl more things to do for the door handles.
I made poles from scratch, started with 4×4 pressure treated and then boxed them in with cement board, I wanted double poles on each pillar. I then made the craftsman style out of a product called Winsor one from Ganahl Lumber. The eight poles took over 270 pieces. Blondie thought I was nuts. Caulking and filling the nail holes before painting them took forever. We went through over 700 Sq feet of stone.
The best thing of all is a lot of our neighbors stop by and have very kind comments.
Next is the sprinkler system and new grass…. We’re almost there.
Thx for looking and as always all comments welcome.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"