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.
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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.




 A Few More







Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lazor Art Trellis

I have been working on the Art trellis over the fence. The art trellis work is called Birds Feet. There are on other trellises like this anywhere on earth. The aluminium lazer art is very unique and appealing to the eye. I'm looking forward to the evening when it is dark out side and the fire pit is on inside the privacy area. I wonder what the trellis will reflect.
Here are some pictures to check out.




















Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pressure Treated Fence Railings

The fencing structure that will hold the fence boarding is made of pressure treated material. I do this as it will not allow the main structure of the fence to rott. It will be here longer than we will and be still in great condition in 20 years. 

The cost of materials are always in the forefront of my thinking when I build for a customer. Sometimes you can't excape the cost because you need that type of material and other times you have to think out of the box to get the same effect using different materials. 

Most fencing here in the northwest and around the US is Cedar. But over the years the cost of cedar has become not cost effective in some cases and this is one of them. The reason is we will be painting the fenced enclosure, so I have found that using preprimed spruce is the way to go. Even though it is preprimed we will give it a tinted primer coat before we paint the main coat.

Here are some more pictures of the finished fence framing.