OT: Redwood/Stainless Wall & Douglas Fir/Steel tables

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Last year we had to have our beloved 25 year old trees I planted removed.
My wife was really sad because they hid all the wires and the neighbors huge easy up over the back wall
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UGH!!!
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So to make her happy....I took a stick of 2” x 2” x 1/16” stainless steel and cut them into posts.
I then purchased a bunch of 6’ T&G redwood from Lowe’s and got to sanding and staining them.

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With some help from a cousin we filled in the voids in the cinderblock wall so I could use 5” anchors.
Then a couple of weeks later with help from my wife and son we got the wall installed in about 4 hours. Then we planted new trees and shrubs.

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Last year my daughter and I did a little project making some tables, she needed my help and I couldn’t say no. We were in Big Sky visiting my wife’s cousin that builds homes for the rich and famous...insane homes!
He had some pieces of Douglas Fir beams left over from a job and my daughter asked if she could have them. She took them with her up to school and after some cutting, sanding and sealing she had the pieces looking good. I bent up some steel legs From 1/4” and 3/8” flat bar and sent them up to her in San Luis Obispo...she mounted the legs to the wood and I think they turned out great! She just graduated this week from a 5 year course to become an Architect, she still needs to take the tests to become one but I'm very proud of her!

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Thanks! Filled the top 2 bricks with cement and used 2 ea 5” anchors per post.


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I like the wall and the upper wall. I want something like that where I live but I have stodgy neighbors and stringent building requirements.......county and HOA.....

PS: cool table, too! I pobably would have tried to make some sort of solid shell snare out of it.....
 

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Thanks! I too would love a solid one piece shell, there is a guy I have seen making them...a lot of skill I’m sure!
 

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Building this gate this week, still needs a few things before I hang it...94” x 35”

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You sir, are a talented man. Everything looks so professional. What do you do for a living?
 

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Thanks DB! I’m a metal fab/welder with Local 105 here in LA. Been in the trade since I was 19, 33 years. Luckily for me my dad had a friend that supervised a metal shop and he took me under his wing. He got me focused about having something to fall back on besides being a drummer. I can’t sit still so I love having projects to keep me busy.
 

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