In between other jobs and things we have been chugging along with the "Art Shack".
|You can see the tiny sliver of light between the tape and the muntin where you want paint to seal the gap between glass and wood.|
The salvaged cedar boards I found at one of my favorite scrap yards ($4 a board!), were 5/4" thick, which is a little thin for decking so we beefed up the supports on the deck and did joists 16" on center.
The weather turned bad and the carpenter had to go on to another job for a while, so I still haven't gotten around to trimming the edge off of the deck, but I am very happy with how it looks and feels. It has plenty of room for a table and chairs or maybe a lounge chair or two.
|I have had this green pot for years. I bought it for a pittance because it has a big crack in it, I love it, but hadn't found a good spot for it 'till now. The Black bamboo is off Craig's List. |
I also used a bunch of the larger flat stones we gleaned from digging footing holes to make a mud free area leading up to the front step.
In addition to a front porch, we put steps between the shack and the Oasis for easy access to the trailer.
I used the same 2" hole saw to make a fun exterior trim for the windows.
They're just primed for now. It's too cold and wet to paint the trim. That gives me time to think about what colors I will do the exterior in when summer comes.
Next: flooring, interior trim, lighting, furnishings, landscaping and Oasis improvements.