Back Forty

Our gazebo

the gazebo the gazebo
The walls went up yesterday. Reading the directions turns out to be important.
the gazebo the gazebo
Lots o’ velcro. All that’s left to do is the flooring.

the gazebo

I’ve been daydreaming about a screened back porch for a long time, but as long as I spend my money on travel and art classes and art supplies, it ain’t gonna happen. So when Sandy and I saw this 9×12 gazebo with mosquito netting on clearance at Home Depot for $199, we decided to do it. It’s a nice big space and I’ll be able to enjoy my back yard again from May to October.

The instructions said that it would take two people two hours to assemble. Maybe two other people – we’re so hapless that it took us two days. But with lots of breaks.

The next step is for me to buy a pallet of cement pavers. I’ll leave the cardboard, and put the pavers over it. Maybe bricks or pebbles around the inside edges. It will be a place where I can work with wet materials such as basketry and paper.

This project made me very happy. I do hope that it stands up to normal weather. We’ll remove the roof and netting if a hurricane or winter storm is predicted in enough time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.