Sunday, September 13, 2009
Scenes From The Saloon
Regular readers of Dojo Rat probably know that I'm building a little Dodge City-type Western Saloon.
Why?, you ask?
Well, because every guy needs a Beer hall in his backyard. And besides, it is a great practice building for the house we are going to start building soon. And wait, there's more; I gotta keep the crew happy while we are building that house, so hey, keg on tap, barbeque fired up, you know...
As you can see, I still have a pile of insulation on the front porch that has to be installed under the floor. But the big project is putting in the ceiling right now. One of my friends gave me an entire package of 1-by-3 t&g cedar, already stained that was left over from a house his crew built. And free is a very good price. So far, I probably only have around $3,000 in this building. I figure if our house is appx. 2 1/2 times the size of the Saloon, I should be able to frame it up and dry it in for around $10,000. That's with a lot of volunteer labor and a huge amount of Beer.
Here you can see the 3" t&g ceiling we are installing. We're trying to get some of the interior done before our big fall party in October.
Memo to self: Don't use this shit in a real house. It takes FOREVER to install. 3" stock makes me appreciate 4x8 sheets of plywood. I could have had these guys build a World-War-One bi-plane with all the cedar it takes to do a ceiling, even in this little building.
Note however the ubiquitous blue cup, and the keg cooler in the back. This is one happy crew.
And finally, you can tell it's fall in the Pacific Northwest, my wife snapped this pic of the mushrooms that are popping up everywhere-