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Charcoal beams + modern plant stands

I’ve been tinkering around with the deck some more. Painted the beams, assembled a couple of industrial-modern plant stands. Nothing major, just another couple of changes made to the best spot in the house. It’s an important space for important things, you see, like drinking coffee, having people over for barbecues, and giving the cat tummy rubs on the floor.  Continue reading »

Let’s fix up that treated pine deck.

So far, 2014 has been pretty good.

  • Hosted a last-minute New Years gathering at our place after learning that several others hadn’t made plans either. Barbecue, board games, gin and tonics. It was low-key and nice. Now, to get ourselves a dining table so we don’t have to borrow a trestle table again.
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Sassafras kitchen shelving

Sassafras kitchen shelving

Look what I did! I made and installed some shelves, that’s what. As noted in the post title, no plain old radiata pine here. Sassafras kitchen shelving all the way!

Here’s a sampling of our ever-growing timber pile. These boards are 7ft long x 1ft across.  Continue reading »