We decided to make the frame for the house in the garage and then attach each wall. We knew once we had this done, that we would need to then put the sides and roof on quickly. Here is the frame completed and on the deck. I realized after it was put together that I did not take any pictures. But that is ok…because in the next few weeks I will have a chance to take them step-by-step…and will explain in a later post. 😉
The boards on the top are making sure the 4x4s stay straight and in place while we work on building the house around it.
I follow way too many blogs to even talk about…but this one in particular is AWESOME! It is called Knock Off Wood. It is a lady in Alaska that spends time designing and making furniture that looks like something you would buy from Pottery Barn. She posted plans for a playhouse a couple weeks ago, so Wade and I decided it was time to start rebuilding ours that we tore down last year. With our teeny-tiny backyard and VERY unlevel ground, we started working.
We built the frame first so that we could square it up and use it as a template for the 4 posts.
Next we put the posts in the ground then leveled the template and put the bolts in it through the 4 posts. The girls were very helpful during this part.
Sydney helped Wade hold down the wood as he cut the pieces. Stacey, well I don’t know what she was doing.
Then we added the underneath supports for the deck.
That is when I got to go to work on the deck. Notice how the girls have a hammer and crowbar???
Here are the girls just before the storm in the background moved through. We had most of the deck finished…we just had to rip 3 boards for the ends and middle.
I hate cooking.
I try…but even if I follow a recipe, I still screw it up. There are so many variables that affect the outcome. Baking on the other hand…if you follow the recipe exactly as it states, then it will turn out exactly how you expect.
I hate cooking.
Good thing I married a cook!