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:
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:
Potted Plants in Ramada Area
NE corner under Ramada:
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.