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was started this morning...cussing was involved,BTW Ummm, yeah...and..just me doing the assembly work... to turn this pile of parts With blister packs of hardware...into a Gazebo for the grill...took a while, just to make a square frame.. was a bit easier to do, on the concrete slab....didn't want to lose anything in the grass...finally, had the Boss help move it a bit, to where the "rafters" could be added.. And add that fancy basket...old gazebo is going to be set inside the black shed, with shelves added...when Grandson #3 gets off work, he and I will finish this job... I hope. needs the toppers added. And the anchors driven into the ground. I need a nap.. Stay tuned...
Good evening all, A couple of months ago my wife told me she wanted a potting bench for the patio. I was looking for ideas on the internet but I did not want to spend a lot of money building it. Well there was a local mattress factory was going out of business and they were gutting the factory building to make room for the new business. The workers began piling up cabinets, benches, storage racks and mattress frames outside with a free sign on it. I went down and picked up a storage rack with wheels plus a bunch of other free wood and went to work. The frame of the potting bench was made from the A-frame storage rack. I cut off the upper portion of the rack and built . the table on that with mattress frames. The upper rack is an old towel rack I picked up from Goodwill for $1.00. Since the bench will be outside most of the time I sprayed it with BLO to protect the wood. The bottom line is that it is functional and Momma likes it. Total cost of the project $5.00 and three hours of my time.
My mind has been wondering again. I saw Walmart had those solar charged sidewalk lights for $1.00. I thought "why not make some patio lights. I used Cedar fence material and have made several variations. Some I just took the stake out and glued a string on to hang from above. Others I made small housing for and some have legs.
We have a patio off the rear of our home, that is a-joined to our home. We have a sliding glass door that access the patio out to the backyard. My wife and I were sitting around today, and thinking, hmmmm, we could enclose the patio, make it a heat-able space, and add to the square footage of our home through the permitting process and accessor's office. I have had a shop since we moved here in 2001. Something I have had a guilt complex about the entire time, is my wife has never had a space to call her's, an art room if you will, she loves art. The patio enclosure would be her space. We are not looking for a sun room kit, nor a screen room kit, and I don't have the money nor the time to stick build an addition. Does anyone know of a kit manufacture that produces kits for permanent installation, as heat-able space? Thanks for any help.