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Forum topic by Charlie posted 06-01-2013 08:24 PM 927 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-01-2013 08:24 PM

I’m slower now than I was 30 years ago, but I still manage to get things done. Just….well the schedule is a lot more “flexible”, shall we say, than it used to be…

I still have more to do as far as boarding up the gables, but the rough-sawn hemlock is going up nicely. Man that stuff is heavy. The project is as much about where to build it as it is about what to build. How to orient it…. this just wouldn’t have the “cute” factor the wife was after if it was built square to the house, so it’s angled.

I still have to cut the plywood for the soffits. Only the sides and rear gable are getting enclosed. The front gable over the door is to be left open. The color on the trim is actually a much closer match to the stain on the pergola than the photo would lead you to believe. The gable vents on the front are going to be cutouts of the sun and the moon. On the rear gable I might do raindrops :) Or maybe just randomly clustered circles of various sizes. It’s in the shade of a big maple so it doesn’t really heat up, but the wife wants to be sure it vents some of the smell of garden chemicals (fertilizers and such).

The 1×10 boards are going up wet and drying in place. We’ll let them dry (and shrink) a bit before putting up the battens. Even at a full inch thick I can see the difference as they dry in place and space between boards starts showing up. They went up tight and are shrinking back a bit.

Once the building is done I can start building her shelves and putting up her hanging stuff and get her out of the building we now share. Then I insulate what it now her gardening area, take down a partition wall, and gain another 100 sq ft of space for the shop. Might not sound like much, but for a small shop, it will make a big difference. I’ll go fro 288 sq ft to 384 sq ft. or about a 30% jump in space.

So…. getting there, but more to do. :) Taking a short break as we go to Florida to visit my brother and see my nephew graduate, but then I’ll be back at it… plugging away… :)

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#1 posted 06-01-2013 08:26 PM

very nice,coming along great.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 09:09 PM

Well I think that was making it cute putting it on an angle. I’ll bet it will grow on her especially after you build a couple of flower boxes to put under the window and down the side and she plants some really cute flowers in them. Then after you do that I’m sure she will want to bring you drinks of your choice out to you every time you are out there working on your projects

-- DeputyDawg

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#3 posted 06-01-2013 09:28 PM

Actually…. she doesn’t want flower boxes. We talked about it. She’s a little funkier than that, I guess. We have some sections of clay chimney flue (the square kind) and she wants me to stand them up, buried at different heights and clustered together. It will get decorative brackets for the gable end overhang, and she wants me to do some kind of copper sculpture somewhere …. not sure yet on that, but I have the copper so she can tell me what she wants…. And we obviously have to do some landscaping around it… she wants rocks. Not those little decorative pebble things… rocks… like basketball sized.. so I know a guy that has a pile of field rocks I can have… we’ll see how many she wants when I get her to unload them out of the van :)

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