The weed barrier ground cloth had been delivered in a 3-foot by 50-foot roll. And the redwood lumber arrived via UPS all the way from California. The package of wood weighed 84 pounds so the UPS driver helped Charlie carry it to the garden.
I cut the wood with our miter saw it so it would create a 6-foot square at the centerline of the 4 by 4 (actually 3-11/16″ square) posts. Two long posts were cut to 75-1/2″ and the shorter posts 75-1/2″ less 7-3/8″.
We were careful to allow the border around the outside and the border around the inside to be approximately equal.
The next step is to put the wood foundation in place and tie it down with rebar.
We’re waiting for another nice day to finish.
Have you started a project that takes more than one step? Are you stuck?
I’m almost ready to hire our tile setter to finish up three backsplashes: the conservatory bath, the Cottage kitchen, the master bath.
We’ve been storing the leftover tile in the basement and now Charlie has brought it all up to the living room. So much for a neat living room after removing the holiday flourishes.
We have saved enough glass tile for the space behind the conservatory sink.
And the Cottage can use either the left over white tile from the master bathroom or the leftover grey stone from the kitchen.
Finally I need to purchase tile for the master bathroom backsplash. I considered my choices here.
I have chosen Hampton Carrera Polished Amalfi 2″ by 4″ subway tiles for the master.
One of the most difficult parts of getting our bathrooms tiled — actually getting someone to do it. So I’m going to try to get on our tile setter’s calendar before the end of the month which is moving more quickly than I can believe.
Are your backsplashes tiled? If not, what else have you used?