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Mrs. Barbarian's she-shed under construction
« on: Thu Aug 15, 2019 - 13:28:41 »
Not long ago, I was complaining about how Mrs. Barbarian put so much stuff in the garden shed that I had to put in a loft.   Jaime suggested that perhaps she needed a she-shed.   Our 50th wedding anniversary is in November, and I thought "why not?"

So here we are.  She's surprised and very, very happy.    So am I.   I may get some of the garage back. ::nodding::


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« Reply #1 on: Thu Aug 15, 2019 - 21:33:15 »
How nice! Please keep us updated on the progress.

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« Reply #2 on: Thu Aug 15, 2019 - 22:32:06 »
Should be done tomorrow.  I'm not building it; she thinks I'm an old man, and I've been forbidden to work on roofs.

I get to finish it out, build the cabinets and racks and so on.  But I had to pay someone to frame it and put on the roof.


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« Reply #3 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 05:32:06 »
Outstanding Barbarian, and happy 50th anniversary!

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« Reply #4 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 12:47:46 »
Thank you, Jaime, and thanks for the inspiration.   She can't wait to have it finished.  We have big plans for it. (mostly involving Barbarian labor).   But I get my shed and part of the garage back!


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« Reply #6 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 14:53:49 »
It has shutters and a window box! When I saw the earlier pic, I nearly asked if you were going to put shutters on it, but decided not to on the chance you didn't want to. (Didn't want to imply it wouldn't be good enough without them and hurt your feelings.)

That sure is a nice gift for Mrs. Barbarian.

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« Reply #7 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 18:35:44 »
Very nice! I see an electrical outlet, did you bury a line to the shed?

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« Reply #8 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 19:28:28 »
Very nice! I see an electrical outlet, did you bury a line to the shed?

No, the city gets a little nervous about making it too much like another house.   I'm installing solar for lights and small appliance use only.  A small 12 volt battery and one-foot solar cell will power an LED overhead lamp very well, and eventually, we'll add more capacity and a larger deep-cycle battery.



As you see, I'm going to have to put a skirt around the base as I did on the other shed, and I'll add a ramp.

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« Reply #9 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 19:32:52 »
Inside, I'm painting it white and installing green indoor/outdoor carpeting.

She'll have a combination of rolling racks and built-in shelving.    And lots of pegboard, I think.   A rack to hold a  fold-up work table.   And who knows what else.   I've got a long process ahead of me.   I love doing those things.



And she's really happy.   Which is all I wanted.

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« Reply #11 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 19:40:44 »
It has shutters and a window box! When I saw the earlier pic, I nearly asked if you were going to put shutters on it, but decided not to on the chance you didn't want to. (Didn't want to imply it wouldn't be good enough without them and hurt your feelings.)

Last month, I built new shutters and put them on the house.   Same color.  Fits nicely.


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That sure is a nice gift for Mrs. Barbarian.

Never would have thought of it, if it weren't for Jaime.   

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« Reply #12 on: Fri Aug 16, 2019 - 19:57:31 »
And after the shutters went up, Mrs. Barbarian thought the porch pillar looked a little dull.   At First Monday, in Canton, I found a box of cast-iron frogs that had been used as some kind of architectural detail, and...


Anyone can get old and eccentric and just put up lawn art.   

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« Reply #13 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 03:53:35 »
I'm interested concerning how the fence was done since we install fencing as well yet with your fence I see No six by six post only three-inch, or so aluminum tubing, on top (or attached) to some type of foundation~or, maybe just two by two's running horizontally.... cannot really tell. Not only that, it looks like the outside IS inside and the inside is outside on the fence.  Code? Everything looks nice and neat.
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« Reply #14 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 07:30:56 »
I'm interested concerning how the fence was done since we install fencing as well yet with your fence I see No six by six post only three-inch, or so aluminum tubing, on top (or attached) to some type of foundation~or, maybe just two by two's running horizontally.... cannot really tell. Not only that, it looks like the outside IS inside and the inside is outside on the fence.  Code? Everything looks nice and neat.


There is a similar (in appearance) post system that is used sometimes here that is actually screwed into the ground with a special attachment on a mini excavator. It measures the foot pound resistance at a minimum depth of 4 ft, although most of the installations I have seen have a seat that accepts a 6 x 6 post or a coupler for steel posts. It's a great system but it's far too expensive for the average guy that wants to do his own fence since a contractor that owns the equipment is needed to install the posts.

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« Reply #15 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 08:21:56 »
Red in our area the 3 inch galvanized pipe posts and clamps is the preferred method for anyone wanting a fence to stay up. Cedar posts tend to rot out pretty quickly here even in the dry climate. Also, quite a few people put the posts and railings to the inside of their fence so that would be intruders can’t easily use the fence railes to scale the fence. My backyard fence has the finished side to the inside. Also a lot of people pour a curb at the bottom of the fense to prevent the pockets from having contact with the dirt.

Got a question for you. Why does pressure treated wood posts ALWAYS twist horribly? I replace a wood post once at a previous house and specifically picked out treated cedar. Within a few weeks, the post twisted like a candy cane almost 90 degrees and I had to dig it out and replace with a non treated post.

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« Reply #16 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 08:30:57 »
Red in our area the 3 inch galvanized pipe posts and clamps is the preferred method for anyone wanting a fence to stay up. Cedar posts tend to rot out pretty quickly here even in the dry climate. Also, quite a few people put the posts and railings to the inside of their fence so that would be intruders can’t easily use the fence railes to scale the fence. My backyard fence has the finished side to the inside. Also a lot of people pour a curb at the bottom of the fense to prevent the pockets from having contact with the dirt.


My parents just had a new fence put up, and they used the galvanized pipe posts. I'm getting ready to do the same.

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Got a quest for you. Why does pressure treated wood posts ALWAYS twist horribly? I replace a wood post once at a previous house and specifically picked out treated cedar. Within a few weeks, the post twisted like a candy cane almost 90 degrees and I had to dif it out and replace with a non treated post.

Yes, and split! We had dry rot in our front and back porch posts, so we replaced them with treated cedar. They are splitting like crazy and need to be replaced again.


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« Reply #17 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 08:32:44 »
Inside, I'm painting it white and installing green indoor/outdoor carpeting.

She'll have a combination of rolling racks and built-in shelving.    And lots of pegboard, I think.   A rack to hold a  fold-up work table.   And who knows what else.   I've got a long process ahead of me.   I love doing those things.



And she's really happy.   Which is all I wanted.

So sweet of you and she does look so happy about her gift! Please keep updating with pics as you go.


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« Reply #18 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 08:36:07 »
Yes Mommydi, I have no idea what the purpose of pressure treated wood is because the things I would think it would alleviate are the things it most exascerbates.

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« Reply #19 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 08:37:25 »
And after the shutters went up, Mrs. Barbarian thought the porch pillar looked a little dull.   At First Monday, in Canton, I found a box of cast-iron frogs that had been used as some kind of architectural detail, and...


Anyone can get old and eccentric and just put up lawn art.   

I love those shutters and the cast-iron frogs are a touch that gives your home a unique flair (which I like).

BTW, please stop rubbing it in about going to Canton, ok?   ::crackup:: I've never been, but it's on my bucket list.





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Re: Mrs. Barbarian's she-shed under construction
« Reply #20 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 08:47:41 »
Canton is an amazing place, but NOT in the dog days of summer. Never was so hot in my life.
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« Reply #21 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 10:20:23 »
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politically%20correct

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Definition of politically correct

: conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated

Ya bunch of unfeeling, right wing conservative, white supremacist, racist Nazi's. Don't you know that such she-shed terminology may offend or hurt the feelings of some radical lefty woman, transgenders, and uhhh others? This kind of unfeeling meanness is why us old white people just need to die.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=old+white+men+need+to+die&&view=detail&mid=947F7939CA877277E76E947F7939CA877277E76E&rvsmid=74672595DAC1B329EB9174672595DAC1B329EB91&FORM=VDQVAP

Don't forget to leave your home to people of color if you have no descendants, and give your home to a person of color if you are thinking of downsizing, and so on and so on.

https://www.leoweekly.com/2017/08/white-people/

Such a world we live in. Come Lord Jesus.


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« Reply #22 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 10:26:57 »

Got a question for you. Why does pressure treated wood posts ALWAYS twist horribly? I replace a wood post once at a previous house and specifically picked out treated cedar. Within a few weeks, the post twisted like a candy cane almost 90 degrees and I had to dig it out and replace with a non treated post.


I've had the same experience, my guess is it's a combination of immature trees being cut down for lumber and too much moisture in the wood. Years ago the growth rings of softwood lumber was significantly "tighter" indicating a more mature tree and a denser product. Most of the deck and fence guys say to use the wood immediately to avoid severe twisting.

All of my cedar has been very good in terms of trueness although the price is significantly higher than pressure treated wood.






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« Reply #23 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 15:58:11 »
Canton is an amazing place, but NOT in the dog days of summer. Never was so hot in my life.

It's close to the Piney Woods of East Texas, and so humidity gets pretty high there.   Take a small wagon, load it with cold water, and take your time.   There are a lot of pavilions, including one large building down in the plain that is air conditioned.  The wagon is often useful; you're pretty well certain to buy something.

I found the wreck of a fairly rare Japanese pre-war camera recently.  I've got it working, but need to order a new bellows for it.

 

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« Reply #24 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 16:02:53 »
I love those shutters and the cast-iron frogs are a touch that gives your home a unique flair (which I like).

BTW, please stop rubbing it in about going to Canton, ok?   ::crackup:: I've never been, but it's on my bucket list.

Near downtown, there's a place that specializes in Fiesta Ware; my youngest daughter loves Fiesta Ware, and these guys have both new and old/discontinued stuff.

If you like Mexican Pottery, there's a great place on the main drag, with all kinds of it, at low prices.    And on "the mountain" there are a number of interesting bed and breakfasts.   Sometime, why not plan a visit, and Mrs Barbarian and I can meet you there and we'll show you the good places?


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« Reply #25 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 16:05:24 »

Ya bunch of unfeeling, right wing conservative, white supremacist, racist Nazi's. Don't you know that such she-shed terminology may offend or hurt the feelings of some radical lefty woman, transgenders, and uhhh others?

If I can have a man cave, she can have a she-shed.


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« Reply #26 on: Sat Aug 17, 2019 - 16:10:13 »
 Found the carpeting she likes, today.   I plan to put it down and secure it with quarter-round at each wall.   I think.  Have to go to You Tube to see what others have done.
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« Reply #27 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 10:53:43 »
 ::doh::  Man- cave, and She-shed. Now your definitely on a list of political correctness violators somewhere.

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« Reply #28 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 11:31:20 »
House, detached garage, and pole barn.  All mine.  No wimmens.

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Re: Mrs. Barbarian's she-shed under construction
« Reply #29 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 11:35:39 »
Canton is an amazing place, but NOT in the dog days of summer. Never was so hot in my life.

The whole state of Texas is too warm most of the time.

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« Reply #30 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 12:34:33 »
East Texas is hot AND UNBEARABLY HUMID. When I go to the DFW area and leave, I pull off the interstate and get out of the car and kiss the ground in celebration that I am going West to God’s country.

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« Reply #31 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 14:02:21 »
::doh::  Man- cave, and She-shed. Now your definitely on a list of political correctness violators somewhere.

I'm incorrect, even for other man-cavers.   Most of them seem to think of a man-cave as big-screen TV, recliner, and a wet bar with refrigerator.

Mine has lab stuff, electronics, woodworking tools, etc.   I don't even watch TV any more, unless USC or Iowa State is playing.


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« Reply #32 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 15:50:53 »
Near downtown, there's a place that specializes in Fiesta Ware; my youngest daughter loves Fiesta Ware, and these guys have both new and old/discontinued stuff.

If you like Mexican Pottery, there's a great place on the main drag, with all kinds of it, at low prices.    And on "the mountain" there are a number of interesting bed and breakfasts.   Sometime, why not plan a visit, and Mrs Barbarian and I can meet you there and we'll show you the good places?

I remember you mentioning your daughter collecting Fiestaware - and so do I. One of my favorites is the Sapphire blue that was a limited edition sold only by Bloomingdales - back in the 90s. I only have 2 place settings of that color, but it's gorgeous. Also love the persimmon (that I use during the fall season), and the lilac that I use in the spring.
Yes, I love Mexican pottery. In fact, I had a large vase/jug on the patio that got broken last winter (should have taken it inside for the winter)

I would love to meet you and Mrs. B down there sometime! That sounds like so much fun!


 

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« Reply #33 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 16:04:47 »
Found the carpeting she likes, today.   I plan to put it down and secure it with quarter-round at each wall.   I think.  Have to go to You Tube to see what others have done.

Of course you know you can easily find quarter-round at your local home improvement store, but I'm having a very difficult time finding some 1" half-round that I need. My mom gave me this antique table (that was actually a pine counter/table at the first dry goods store in my home town) but it's missing the 1" half-round trim on one side of the table. I've been all over town, and all over the Internet looking for some the exact size, but all I can find in that size is plastic. Ugh! This week, I'm going to a building materials salvage store to look for some. It would be a miracle if I found some there, though.
Maybe I will post a pic of the table I'm working on.


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« Reply #34 on: Sun Aug 18, 2019 - 16:55:31 »
If you know someone with a band saw, you could use a 1" dowel  and cut it lengthways.   Most home improvement places carry dowels in pine and oak.

 

     
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