More work on Dawn Of The Shed has continued over the week.
Firstly I should mention two things.
- Apologies for not reading and commenting on all of your lovely blog posts. I really need to find some quiet time with a bottle of Port and do some catching up. Hopefully this week I’ll get a chance.
- I busted a rib last Monday showing off in front of my daughter haha. I decided, as a 42 year old man, it’d be quite a treat for my young daughter to see her dad go head first down a slide haha. Sadly, as my rib cage made contact with the slide that was the exact moment I realised my “head first down slide” days were behind me. I heard a crunch and yep the pain was significant. Being the stubborn idiot that I I am I decided to push on and work and only made it worse. By Thursday I was at the Docs getting X-rays haha.
Now some might say that was the perfect opportunity to stay home and rest but I saw it as the perfect opportunity to chip away on the shed/cabin as well as get some rest.
I attached a door Big Waz had salvaged.
I sprayed that sucker “tangerine” and even recycled old artworks and some bills to use as blockout.
I love how vivid it is.
Today I went and bought some glass for $10. It’s actually the glass top of a coffee table and it’s nearly 10mm thick. (500×500). I built a frame out of hardwood horizontal pieces from those fence palings I’d acquired. Silicones in the glass. The pic above is the back.
This is the front.
I installed it easily enough. Then cladded around it with more fence palings.
Big Waz also popped by the other day to attach the handle for the door. He had this cool little jig he’d made to make sure it fit perfectly.
I also started doing some parquetry (if you can call it that haha) in the internal walls with off-cuts.
My daughter Sianne found a Japanese style curved bench under a camellia tree that will eventually be used on a small veranda I intend on adding to the cabin.
Willow, Sianne and me enjoying the bench hehe.
You can see in this pic that I haven’t finished this side wall. That’s because I’m keeping it open for when I bring in the flooring. It’ll just make it easier that way.