Sunday, November 3, 2013

Doing the work out in costume.

Lars new work out costume makes a hit  with the ladies. I got a good laugh from this picture and you might as well so Larry said to load it up.
I think Larry would make a good Santa too.. love the peace sign.....

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Night time at Larry's with the firepit and October weather.

I stopped by to check out Larry's private patio at night to see the light that I made from an old Bed head board and see the firepit at night. The sound on the recording is not the best but for a phone camera it's not bad.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Little by Little

We been chipping away at things on our list of things to do. Taking advantage of every opportunity I can when the weather is allowing now. Soon we will have our first frost and hopefully a dry and cool winter to come. I've seen it that way in the past years of building, but it has been a while since we had one so bring it on with a dry cold winter with out rain and snow.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cedar Decking replacement with composite materials

Today I am working on some Cedar Decking replacement with composite materials. 
Composite decking materials is the wave of things in the deck building industry these days. It took them a few years to get it right when making this material but now this is the only way to go when building a deck or for that matter exterior benches and counters for the patio.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lars Creek work

I had to change the position of the bridge when I was making the private patio. 
I just finally got back to redirecting Lars creek so it went under the bridge. It's apperance looks much better.
Here are a few pictures before and after.
This is what it lookd like before I move the creek bed over to the left more.

After digging out about 6" of dirt to allow for the rock to be put back and give room under the bridge,  I put down lanscape cloth to control the weeds that would like to grow.

Here's the after picture....

Monday, July 1, 2013

Fire Pit completion almost ready for the 4th of July.

The weather finally got warm, and now the fire pit is ready for use.
It should be pretty nice in the cooler evenings with the fire pit going. 
Were going to have to give it a test run this week after the sun goes down. Looking forward to it.
Here are some of the pictures during the construction of the stand that the fire bowl sits on.
Hope you like it.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Larry's Private Patio Area now useable.

We are getting close to finishing up Larry's Private Patio Area, actually now useable if he wants. We still have a few things to do to finish making it finished. Bringing in some pots with plants that will go behind the water feature and as you come into the patio. 
We are waiting to the logs that will be in the Gas fired Fire Pit, and some lighting to do for those late evenings of relaxing with friends and family.
Here's a video of the area we have been working on. I hope you like it and tell others what I can do as a builder with a little time and creativity.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Working on the Water Feature

There's nothing like the sound of water in a private place. It takes the mind to a different place, and this is what we are hoping for with this water feature. To feel like we are some where else to relax and rejuvenate our selves from the day of being busy with life and what it brings us.
Here are a few picture of where we are going to make our water feature. Larry will also be able to hear it from his bedroom we think. We'll see.

 This is the water feature we will be using.
This is the base work.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Trellis Paint Highting

When I built the trellis at Larry's I knew the there was alot of Autum Red color we had painted. It has held up well since I constructed it, and the look of the front of the home changed for the better for sure.
Now that the plantings are get older and some size of the plants have gotten bigger things are looking great. The lavender plants are just hug, standing almost 4 ft. and looking sweet. With the new private patio area, the colors we are using  just need to be incorprated into what we have already done.

So using the color we painted the patio fence I am also using it to highlight the post and trellis ears that were only Autum Red before but now add deminsion to the trellis with the added color.
Here are a few pictures of the new look.

The Autum Red color will continue to the patio area tieing the two together.
There has been quit a few people pointing at the trellis art top of the privacy fence. It is called "Bird feet". 100% maintainance free aluminum lazor art.
Something that on person has yet in Anacortes other than Larry.
I'm sure there will be others that will want this kind of thing for there home, It's classy for sure.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fire Pit Stand

I've been putting together the Treated framing for the  Stand that will hold the Fire Pit Bowl. The stand is an octogan shaped stand that I'm going to cover in cultured stone we hd left form other projects we have done using it.
Here are a few pictures of the stand.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Update on Progress

Things are moving along nicely and the weather hasn't been to bad. Lots of threating conditions but not to much of a follow through like Tuesday.. for the rest of this week. 
Finished building and installing the Knife Gate, just need to installed the lock and handle. I got the counter top finished and the seating area finished as well. I'm hoping the we picks up here and becomes a little more consistent in having the sun shine. The Fire pit Pedestal will get built this coming week and hopefully next week I will get the Fire pit Buring.. 
Here's the recent pictures taken and a live  video to come shortly.
Thanks for reading Lars Blog...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bench seat Framing

Today I installed the framing for the bench seating in front of where the fire pit will be located. I also framed in for the counter top area next to where the BBQ. will site be sitting. I will install a wood composite Evergrain Deck Material for the bench seating and the counter top area. I will be a Dark Gray in color..
Here's a few pictures.

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Gate Installation

I work over the weekend to have a gate ready for Monday as the weather is supose to turn to rain and I wanded to get the gate installed and Sealed. Done... I made it great day for the sun and new gates.
Now here are a few pictures....hope you enjoy..greg

Gate with no sealer.

The Mans Gate...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fence trellis metal design

Art incorprated into the trellis design. This is going to be the hottest thing going when it comes to private patio areas. Got a comment ??? please make one.

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