Monday, January 19, 2009

The Boardwalk

Our recent snow dump has left us with a huge pile of slowly melting snow out front of our house, it being the convenient place to plow it DCP_5692 all up into at the time. A result of this is that we have mud, then it freezes, then we have mud, and more mud as frost heaves mix it up a little more.

Since we have to deal with this until the snow melts which at its current rate will be sometime in June, we decided to get a little inventive and build a boardwalk over the worst of it.

The boardwalk is constructed of an old unsafe ladder that I had promised to deal with and slats from old pallets left lying around by our local commercial enterprise. TS of course did most of the heavy lifting, but it was a joint venture overall :)

All together we figure there is about four dollars real money invested in it in screws and 1 spruce 1x4x12. The area between the boardwalk and the house we have cleaned out so I can build a small greenhouse to help us get the season started, I’ll post more on that as it progresses.

cheers
JJ

What we started with..
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TS cutting the metal strap that runs down each leg of the old ladder..
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Initial fitting..
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JJ cutting the cross slats (thats “Cy” from the cylon contest hanging in the background :) )..
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Preparing the ground….
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Construction…
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Operational… (we’ll do the corner next…)
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