Oh that small unused front yard

Discussion in 'Small Spaces' started by dirtsailor2003, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ha! After the front yard is done, then it's on to the backyard ( I'm gonna sneak a smokehouse and Cobb pizza oven into that project!!) might get the UDS and Casa Q done before that though!
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks Awesome, Case!!!

    It's a lot of work, but something you can really be proud of when it's done!!!

    I would definitely be proud of what you got there!!!

    I can't do any of that kinda thing any more, but like I said, my Son put river stone all around where we had mulch. Now he's working on his back yard & pond edge, and a pavilion with fireplace. He got 6 truck loads of boulders from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds each (Glad I'm not involved in this one!!!!)

    Keep this thing going, or start a new one on the back yard--I love seeing outstanding work, like this!!

    Bear
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Again....I would hire you and FEED you!  Looks gorgeous!

    Kat
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear!

    We might get the front done just in time for winter. We got a nice surprise from our neighbors. They volunteer at a nursery that we shop at and they were closing out for the season. They brought us several nice rose plants, a viburnum, a grape vine, and about 15 other various perennials!!! As soon as I unload the 2 yards of soil into the beds we can plant all of that! More photos to follow, for sure.
    Kat I don't know if my body is going to let me do anything after I'm done with all these projects, it was nice sitting and enjoying the porch last night. My fiancee made these nice covers for our re-furbished dumpster find.


    Pretty comfy, enjoyed a few beers while listening to Car Talk on NPR!
     
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    She did a great job....love the fabrics!  That is the kind we have at the Shop....Batiks and unusual prints.

    Kat
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Car talk.......  Now those guys were funny..... I haven't listened to that show in 8-10 years....    Are they still the same folks ???

    Dave
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Then she'd love your store. She like sewing, however she hates her sewing machine right now. It's been on a funk!
    Yep, Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers (Tom and Ray Magliozzi). All Re-runs now I believe, but on NPR in our area every Saturday at 11 am. I download the podcasts and then we listen to them while traveling or like last night when we are chilling on the front porch.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Oly had to give it a test before anyone!


     
  9. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm not looking at these pictures when my wife is home. Excellent work and those stepping stones are awesome.
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Todd,  it's been a back and bank breaking project! I'll warn ya when I start finishing the studio in the back yard...
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Now to tackle the rest of the front yard.


     
  12. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    We set the last three stones this weekend between rain squalls and hail storms. Now its on to the interior of the house and it was all about color.


    We had some crazy thunder bursts Saturday and Sunday. The remains of one, a nice rainbow.


    Took the boys room from red to tealish. Carpet comes out and bamboo flooring going in.


    Our new to us 2 year old dishwasher (our friends decided to change out their kitchen to all stainless) went from black to red. We love rattle can overhauls!
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Everything looks Great, Case!!!

    No interior colors here---All Knotty Pine.

    However Blue & White is my favorite mix----Also My High School colors.

    Bear
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear! The boys like blue so that's the range we were going for. The fiancee likes color so the black wasn't going to cut it on the dishwasher! We're hoping that we can get the cabinets in the kitchen updated soon. Have no clue what we'll end up with. Do know that we are going to be doing concrete for the tops.

    My High School colors were Blue and Gold, go Lava Bears!!!
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bears??? I could easily root for them!!!

    Ours was Blue & White Quakertown Panthers.

    I made cabinets for 20 years, but I only saw one concrete top----I couldn't believe how beautiful they can be!!!

    Bear
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah we just specified one in a house that we designed. Of course I showed it to my fiancee, now that's on the to do list. We have a small island and we are going to use that as a test platform prior to committing to the entire kitchen.

    The fiancee and I both graduated from Bend High, we still go to the Football Games, fun to watch. There's no such thing as a Lava Bear, but we still cheer for them!

    The legend of the "Lava Bear," Central Oregon's very own mythical creature, has been around for many years.  First identified by author and humorist Irvin S. Cobb during the 1920's, the existence of the "Lava Bear" became the subject of a much talked about hunt.  The first live bear was caught by former government trapper Alfred Adams in 1924, who was part of the original hunt organized by Cobb.  The "Lava Bear" turned out to be nothing more than a diminutive and malnourished black bear.  Although the actual existence of a "Lava Bear" may be under under speculation, its namesake has lived on as Bend High School's mascot, since 1930. 
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very Interesting----I'll root for them too!!!

    Here where we live, "Macungie" is an Indian word that means, "A place where Bears come to eat".  LOL----They were right !

    Sorry about Hijacking here!!

    Bear
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That fits your place for sure!

    Along the lines of thread drift I just sharpened all my chains and as soon as I find a suitable junk of wood I'm gonna try and make some chain saw stools for the front porch. I'm sure that's neighbors are gonna love that noise!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A new addition to the front porch. Saw this concrete and wood planter bench for sale online $1200. Pfffffttttttt to that! Six bags of sacrete some left over cedar fence boards for forms a hunk of rough sawn cedar and a bit of elbow grease and we have this:




    Built a new fence hence the leftover cedar for forms. I wanted a board form look not smooth.

    New fence is so I can store ally minis!
     

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