Monday, July 06, 2015

Summer Project Update

After cleaning out the bed of the pickup truck, picking up the boys and a trip to the lumber yard for materials, we got busy.  In just a little less than four hours, we had erected the skeleton of the shade awning.

Everything is braced, screwed down, and structurally sound.  I don't worry about someone knocking it over, or the wind lifring it up.  It's all treated lumber and should be there for many years.  Eight feet tall on the front and 7 feet six inches on the rear, the water will flow toward the back of the yard.

Not too shabby for a bunch of amateur carpenters.  Tomrow we'll wrap it with a tarp for a temporary roof and I'll start pricing Galvalume locally and buy what I need.  Elder son will help me install it int he days soon as he clears some other things off his plate.

This project is coming along nicely.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Good little project, and you 'know' it's going to grow... :-)