Wood Project Update

Calamity_J(z7bc)June 7, 2010

So all that wood I hauled home...I have my first project completed...have been redoing my deck, covered it, painted it, tore most of the railing off, but had left this bit, so I used 6pcs of the freebee lumber to build this arbor system to hang my GOG!! Just a little plain jane project but I am happy to play with my power tools!!!heh heh! I helped DH(I went and bought and told him he bought me)buy me a birthday present last yr...a cordless drill set(Tools, not jewels!lol) and LOVE it!! I am so enjoying my bird feeder tower, have tons of birds using it and set it up right beside the birdbath and they use that now too!!!

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jeannespines

That looks awesome, calamity! and open enough to see your bird waterer & new bird feeder tower! I envy your fortitude & skill! Wonderful place to sit & enjoy...so take a rest now & then, too! Keep posting pics...you're motivating the rest of us! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 10:45AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

DH and I just realized that we have been here 6yrs this month(also our anniversary of getting back together after a 4yr separation) the 1st 2yrs, I made this arbor for the kiwi vines out of irrigation pipe, but the kiwis really took off and went over that and onto the house, and when it rained, the thing collapsed, had to build a wood arbor to support the pvc pipe, also the leaves fell off, rotting on the deck, slimy..ewww...so ripped out the kiwi and railings and did this roof(and pond is where big white tarp is....so these are before and after pics of ongoing deck change....

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 11:24AM
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kelly_oh(OH z6)

Very cool, Calamity!!! Its such a nice feeling to look out and see something you made and think to yourself "I did that and it looks great" proud of you and your power tools!!!!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 12:38PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

I love the new arbor, it's perfect for your GOG. The old deck awning with the vines was really cool, but the new one will be less work and more lasting. It's going to look lovely when the pond and castle are all finished. Great job.
Frou

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 5:07PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

This is right beside the deck...gettin' there!!!!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 5:36PM
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jeannespines

calamity...your before & after pics are wonderful! I like the "new" deck arrangement & changes & having that glorious pond right next to it is perfect! And, my, how much progress you've made...the plants have a bog home now & soon the fish! Looks like you got great pcs of limestone! Did you cement the pcs on end here in the above pic..I see them sitting on a board (for support)...does that stay there or get covered?

Your refreshing paint looks great on the deck! And I love seeing the GOG "whisperer" there! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 6:06PM
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marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)

I can see a lot of hard work in those projects ...but oh how rewarding.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 6:24PM
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Purplemoon

I am pretty much speechless.......
just WOW. A really big WOW. You're totally amazing!

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 8:31PM
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diggery(z8)

Oh.My.Goodness :0

Just FLEW over here from the pond forum to get the scoop! Wow. Admittedly, been away from the boards for a few months BUT I was just lurking here a couple of wks ago and somehow missed the *coming attraction*

And now this! What a WONDERful accomplishment. Positively green with envy here. Ha...would be sleeping on that deck next to the pond.

Kudos to you Camamity J! You have outdone yourself this time.

blessings,
~digger

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 9:41PM
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nanatricia

That looks great .You are like me I would rather have tools any day of the week !1

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 10:42PM
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loribee2(CA 9)

I'm with Karen. WOW!! Absolutely beautiful! Do you do this yourself or do you have help?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 11:02PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

You are multi talented! Is there anything that you can't do? Tools not jewels. I love it.
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 11:07PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Thanks everyone! It is excrusiatingly slow as we do 4-8hrs each weekend and so I keep myself busy with other stuff to make the time pass!!!!ha! The majority of the work has been done by my friend Glen, he is a pond builder extrodinaire!ha! Really tho...and I have a vision and he is sending it over the top with all this rockwork!! Here is a pic of my helpers...Glen holding a full sandbag over his head(showoff!lol!) and DH who has been feeding us as we play with various projects...have got tons done in the yard...planted 100s of plants, fixed irrigation, gravel paths, fixed slope walkway to back yard...Poor Glen, I'm always thinking up more stuff!!! I may have to have a pond raising party to show this baby off when we are done!!

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    Bookmark   June 8, 2010 at 12:44AM
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luna_llena_feliz

Calamity_j, can you slow down? You are wearing me out! lol! Good grief, girl, you have been busy! I love the new deck and your pond is extraordinary! I can't wait to see it all finished with your fishies swimming around. Great job and keep those pictures coming!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2010 at 12:59AM
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Marlene Kindred

WOWEE!! You have been very busy! Love your arbor, you new deck and your pond is going to be gorgeous! Great job and you have some great guys in your life to help your dreams come to fruition!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2010 at 3:12PM
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lizzardly

Absolutely beautiful. Karen had the right word for it. WOW. You are very inspiring lady.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2010 at 9:08PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

So Today and yesterday I sawed and hammered and drilled all day and made what I call fence toppers(just a 12ft 2x4 with 2x3s nailed/drilled to it, to go from one fence post to the other...above where I have planted vines to grow up to...PLUS a birdhouse trellis and it is so neat...even if I do say so myself!ha!The birdhouse got a makeover with some neat scrounged tin and some old horseshoe nails and a cow bell!! All stuff that has been stored away in the shed...it's so fun to go "shopping" in my shed!ha! And utilizing so much stuff! And inventing/creating...it also has some wood from the old porch railing so like that it is put to a new purpose and not just firewood! PLUS I have all these 1/2 cans (1 pint size) of various outdoor paint, and since I wanted the 3 trellises along the back fence to match, I mixed all the paint together and made a new color!!!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 9:18PM
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Purplemoon

Drinking that High Octane again are you? LOL.
I love coming here and seeing what you are doing, or hearing rather in this case. I can hardly wait to SEE it all tho.

Its been 110 here this week, and any energy I might have found, quickly left. Of course you keep me exhausted just reading about all your work. LOL.

hugs, Karen who's totally in awe of you

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 9:47PM
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kathi_mdgd

All your projects are just Wonderful!! TFS
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 11:00PM
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jeannespines

GREAT, calamity! Can't wait to see your fence toppers & bdhse trellis! You are definitely on a roll! Yippee! TFS! Jeanne S. (I got rained out today...but veggie garden is weeded again!) Now back to my fav, the flowers! Can't wait for the weekend, so see what progress you make with your friend & DH, too!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 11:44PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

A sneak peek at the new wood projects...so far 5 wood topper trellises and this birdhouse trellis...

I Am WOMAN..Hear Me Saw!!!lol!!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 9:47AM
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jeannespines

LOL! I hear ya SAW! WOW! Love, love your birdhouse trellis...ya made it your own & it's wonderful! Love the tin roof & the horseshoe nail for a perch! Can't find the "cowbell"...is it in one of those diamond shapes? Now can you get DH to help ya dig it in place? (soon!)...just cause I'm beggin' to see more pics! And how those "fence toppers" work for your vines! TFS, again, calamity! Appreciated! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 11:22AM
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rafor

And to think "someone" recently posted on here and said no one makes anything but totems!!!!!! Great projects all around!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 1:22PM
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Marlene Kindred

YOU RULE CALAMITY!!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 4:35PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Love the trellis birdhouse! And I can't wait to see the rest of your completed projects.

So what color did you create with the 5 cans of paint?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 4:43PM
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