I’ve Got You Covered

As I sat and watched the rain pouring down on the patio and the Island, I started to feel really bad for it.  I know it’s only stone, steel and wood, but I still felt bad.  And I knew that water had no choice but to find a way inside the cabinets, as that is …

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Burger Time

  Final pictures: First, the whole thing, viewed from it’s “good side”.   Close up of the good side.  Stone and cedar really work for me for some reason, and Heidi found the right tone of granite to marry the two.   Mmmm, Heater. . . . That’s it.  I got nothing else.    

Taking Nothing for Granite

  I realized I hadn’t even made a post after installing the cedar facing on the inside of the island. I think the look is dead on, even if the execution isn’t 100%. The saw got away from me a couple times cutting out the doors, but other than that, I am very happy with …

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Live and Learn (and Learn, and Learn)

It’s been a while, and a bit has happened with the project over the last two weeks.  I can usually get an hour or two in between torrential downpours on most nights.  Of course, some of that was electrical work, so I had to wait a few days.  The weather-proof outlets are in and the …

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I’ve been framed.

Good thing I had my tetanus shot recently, because today was brutal.  But after fighting the wind and pop up showers, the whole thing is finally framed.  As Sean says, for the most part, it is level-ish.  There are a few  parts where things got a little out of kilter, but nothing that will affect …

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What’s in the box?

Over the weekend, I put the finishing touches on the patio box that I started last weekend.  I wanted a mini project that would use the metal studs, and the Durock cement board and the cedar facing, so I could practice the cutting and assembly techniques  I had read about.   And for about the …

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Ya big Stud.

Today was stud day.  Now that all of the track is laid, it was time to take this thing vertical.  The grill will  be right where the OU beer is is sitting.  I don’t really want to think too much about how to build that box for the grill just yet.  So it was beer …

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Landscaping done, ready to build.

Now that the landscaping is done and growing, it is time to get to work on the hardscape.  Time to build me a place to cook and serve some grillables.  Stay tuned.   I quickly roughed out the outline, placed some chairs along the bar side, and made sure that there was enough room to …

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The Bar and Grille

  We removed the 10 year old deck this past fall.  (Maybe that’s a whole other post).  It was starting to show it’s age, and I had some rot isses around the back door that meant I had to remove part of the deck anyway to get at it. In it’s place, we had a …

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