Monday, April 20, 2015

We begin...

We are now the proud owners of a multitude of power equipment and hand tools.  Chain saws, felling wedges and the like. Plus blisters. We've in the process of felling trees to clear a way for a driveway. It's a slow process, some of the trees appear to be things like red oak and black walnut.  Unfortunately I didn't research the flora of the area to know what I was looking at or I would have taken more care to fell the trees in a manner to preserve as much usable timber as I could, some of its very beautiful and could be used for benches, table-, or counter tops. Need to locate someone with one of those portable sawmills, too. At any rate, it's a start. We're also having a try at a professional home designer/architect who has an excellent imagination and doesn't mind designing outside the box a little.  I figure if I haven't been able to put together something doable over the last decade of designing with SketchUp, it's time to quit wasting time and let a pro put it together in a practical and efficient manner. We're looking forward to seeing what he comes up with. 

At any rate, check out the designer's architecture, some of it is very fanciful and very fun, castles and all. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

When you're not looking...

Life happens.  Just noticed today that the writer of Centerstone hadn't added to their blog in a while.  After poking around the site I found the announcement that he'd passed away.  I'm removing it from the sidebar, but this post will stay on the blog.  Stop by and take a look at his creations, they're neat, and you can learn from the construction if you wanted to build a folly or fake stone columns and arches using molds and cast cement techniques.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Winter on the lot

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Captured with 360 Panorama