Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dog House Door, Gates, Potted Plants, and Organization Project

Winter Dog Door and Threshold for Dog House.

In the winter one door and side vents will be blocked off in the dog house. The second door will have a raised threshold the dogs will have to step over. The threshold will help keep cedar chips in the dog house. I made the dog house door to look like the front door.

House Front Door vs. Dog House Door:

Dog House Winter Door and Threshold: (fringe's head shadow)

Gates and Fencing

I have been slowly painting the wrought iron fencing and gates. I also had a gate installed down in the "pit"area by the pool. This area only had an old piece of chain link fence propped up against the wall with rocks. I installed the footer and threshold block before the gate was installed. The dog yard originally had a single gate up against the house which made it difficult getting things into the back yard. I had the fencing reconfigured and a double gate installed. New gates and old gates and fencing are painted anodized bronze.

"Before" fence in need of a repaint:

New gate in pool "pit' area:

Reconfigured gate and fence in dog yard:

Potted Plants in Ramada Area

NE corner under Ramada:

Plants on each side of gate to dog yard:

Organization Project

I needed a sturdier way to store my various paper/office products. The cheap cardboard organizer was not cutting it. I built these two storage boxes out of 3/4" oak plywood. The shelves (which can be removed) are out of 1/4" masonite. The boxes were stained with English Chestnut and topped with a tung oil finish.