Lakeside Addition 1 – Tree Removal

Bobcat digging addition foundation

The day finally arrived for work on the addition to begin. The biggest events of the day were the removal of two trees by Tim Nabors of Superior Tree Service. This man’s skills are awe inspiring.

Lakeside Addition – Preliminaries

Bobcat digging addition foundation

Before we started on the addition, we expanded the kitchen by taking out a wall and building in-wall pantry storage shelves.

Lakeside Addition – The Plan

Bobcat digging addition foundation

The Lake Becky house needs a number of improvements. Rather than piecemeal them together, we decided to hire a contractor to make them and build an addition with a large studio, and master suite.

Building a Modular A-Frame Plant Stand

Installed stand with irrigation and plants

The interlocked slotted construction of the A-frame legs makes them very strong, Using these leg assemblies on 4 ft centers, plant standsof any desired length may be built using standard 8 ft 2x4s.

Meet Abigail

Waiting for Mom to get done with lunch.

Abigail –
Born Feb 5, 2018, 12:10 PM to Oreo and Clorox.

Building Our Steel Arch Garage Part 6 – End Wall Woes

Summary of issues with the end walls caused by roll-up door stiffeners provided too short from the manufacturer, and my mistake of accepting the advice of the door company representative to press on with narrower door openings caused by base connectors delivered from the manufacturer too long. Addition of gap filler to compensate for the gap above the roll-up doors due to additional building height with IBC flat foundation.

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