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stevo137
08-02-2006, 08:02 PM
We finally started the patio last weekend. Besides digging, Mrs. also helped me lay about 1,800 lbs.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren001.jpg

Last night a friend helped me with about 5 of the large pieces and after that I placed another 2,500 lbs.
Total will be about 5,000 lbs. This rock is called Shawnee and it has a great natural look. Extremely heavy! Quite a ways to go and I also need to fill the crevices.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren008.jpg


Please share some of your projects.

Mag_Red
08-02-2006, 08:49 PM
We finally started the patio last weekend. Besides digging, Mrs. also helped me lay about 1,800 lbs.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren001.jpg

Last night a friend helped me with about 5 of the large pieces and after that I placed another 2,500 lbs.
Total will be about 5,000 lbs. This rock is called Shawnee and it has a great natural look. Extremely heavy! Quite a ways to go and I also need to fill the crevices.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren008.jpg


Please share some of your projects.Better get the level out.....that one stone looks a little low8p

PS Just wondering.....with out upsetting Gene.......about how much does1800 lbs of stone cost???

slink976
08-02-2006, 08:58 PM
I bet she did! in fact i am going out on a limb and say, she did all the work while you took the pretty pics!

Looks good!

slink976
08-02-2006, 08:58 PM
I bet she did! in fact i am going out on a limb and say, she did all the work while you took the pretty pics!

Looks good!

stevo137
08-02-2006, 09:01 PM
Better get the level out.....that one stone looks a little low8pt

PS Just wondering.....with out upsetting Gene.......about how much does1800 lbs of stone cost???
We have been looking and pricing for some time and this was the best deal @ $.16 per lb. Most of the places wanted $.30-$.40 per lb and I thought that this was a good deal. The first 1,800 we hand picked and brought it home in the Jeep (two trips) just to make sure that we were going to like the look and then on Monday we had a 3,500 lb pallet delivered along with 1,000 lbs of torpedo sand.
More to come!
Sorry Gene! :rolleyes:

bcampbe7
08-02-2006, 09:13 PM
That looks great Stevo!
Your hard work looks like it is paying off.

BriEOD
08-02-2006, 09:20 PM
What are you going to use between the stones? It looks good.

BTW, I'm calling Gene on Mag! 8p

stevo137
08-02-2006, 09:39 PM
What are you going to use between the stones? It looks good.

BTW, I'm calling Gene on Mag! 8p

Using a natural pea gravel and slurry, I think? Also some moss here and there.
This natural stone deal was my idea and I NEED to make it work! :o

6ballsisall
08-02-2006, 10:00 PM
Steve that is plain sweet!! Can't wait to see pics of the finished project!!

stevo137
08-02-2006, 10:16 PM
Steve that is plain sweet!! Can't wait to see pics of the finished project!!
Thanks man! The toughest part is fitting them, it's like a puzzle that you sit for hours and try to make pieces fit. Last night I got on a roll and Mrs. made a beer run! 8p

Workin' 4 Toys
08-02-2006, 10:35 PM
Steve,
I thought with that type of system you want dirt/sand mix in between the stones to give the moss/grasses something to "hold" onto and get that "natural" appearance.
You are using gravel/crushed stone to grow the moss?

BTW, it looks outstanding. And you waited for the 4 hottest days in a row of the decade to do this right...;)

stevo137
08-03-2006, 10:16 AM
Steve,
I thought with that type of system you want dirt/sand mix in between the stones to give the moss/grasses something to "hold" onto and get that "natural" appearance.
You are using gravel/crushed stone to grow the moss?

BTW, it looks outstanding. And you waited for the 4 hottest days in a row of the decade to do this right...;)
Thanks.
Yes, the moss and steppables need dirt. Not sure how much of them we will use yet but we will just fill certain crevices with the dirt.

bcampbe7
08-03-2006, 10:17 AM
Stevo, you have a PM?:D

RexDog1
08-03-2006, 10:25 AM
Steve very nice job….How is your back?:toast:

M-Funf
08-03-2006, 11:26 AM
Very nice! Are you going to mortar the gaps, or just fill with sand?

Edit: Whoops...just read the later post...so now my question changes...did you put down some sort of weed barrier?

Leroy
08-03-2006, 12:21 PM
Looks great Stevo! Reminds me of the cobblestone work you would always see in Belgium!

They just packed sand in there.

Rockman
08-03-2006, 01:50 PM
Looks great! Good job!

When can I come over for a beer? :D

stevo137
08-04-2006, 11:49 AM
Steve very nice job….How is your back?:toast:
Back is fine, just a bit stiff and the fun continues this weekend!

stevo137
08-04-2006, 11:51 AM
Very nice! Are you going to mortar the gaps, or just fill with sand?

Edit: Whoops...just read the later post...so now my question changes...did you put down some sort of weed barrier?
Sand with natural pea gravel, I think. No weed barrier, want as much drainage as possible. Had a real test of drainage already and no problems!

stevo137
08-04-2006, 11:53 AM
Looks great! Good job!

When can I come over for a beer? :D

This weekend, help me lift some rocks "Rockman"! :D

Rockman
08-04-2006, 05:04 PM
This weekend, help me lift some rocks "Rockman"! :D

SassyDog can probably get a P-Bone and I could get a BobCat if need be.

If I would have known earlier, I would have shot over to help but I am heading up north to get some footin in this weekend.:D

Hope the project is winding up!

stevo137
08-06-2006, 06:41 PM
The patio is starting to take form. Still have some leveling and fill to do. Total lbs. is appr. 7,300 and my back is starting to feel it! I am fortunate to have a few neighbors that helped us with the very large pieces. We also placed that planter today which will be a fountain. (extremely heavy)!
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren011.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren013.jpg
Bonus pic. The hummingbirds were active today.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren018.jpg

Leroy
08-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Looking good Stevo! I really like the hummingbird!

stevo137
08-06-2006, 07:04 PM
Thanks Leroy. Another shot as you walk into the back yard. We just added the arbor and it will have clematis crawling all over it by next season. Also planning on acid washing the sidewalk and stairs and then staining to match the rock.
Fire pit with chairs on the end by the fountain and the patio table and chairs on the other end.
If anyone would like to give some input or ideas, please do so.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren023.jpg
Another hummingbird shot for you Leroy. Mrs. takes good care of them by feeding and planting flowers that they like.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Ren020.jpg

Workin' 4 Toys
08-07-2006, 09:49 AM
Steve, tell me that arbor is TEAK....;)

I have an idea, but invite me over for some beers and we'll talk about it..;)

stevo137
08-07-2006, 09:56 AM
Steve, tell me that arbor is TEAK....;)

I have an idea, but invite me over for some beers and we'll talk about it..;)
Anytime! ;)

stevo137
08-18-2006, 11:00 AM
The project is really taking form and we are very pleased with the results. This was a difficult job due to the fact that the pieces are all so different. It's like a puzzle and the stone is also difficult to level but well worth the effort. The stone alone was appr. 7,300 lbs! Also, I broke out a large piece of concrete on your upper right and added a fern and shade garden with a small fountain.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Patio005.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Patio003.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Patio004.jpg
Mrs. and her friend enjoying a beautiful evening last night with a glass of wine or two! The chairs are independent gliders with a small table in the middle.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e27/stevo137/Patio002.jpg

6ballsisall
08-18-2006, 11:06 AM
Wow Steve!!! Hey man just take an extra week or two off after MM and swing by my place and do the same thing!! INCREDIBLE job!!

Workin' 4 Toys
08-18-2006, 11:42 AM
Very nice Job Steve, I am impressed. And it's good to see its being used for what it was intended. To CHILL......;)
What should I bring.....:cool:

east tx skier
08-18-2006, 11:46 AM
Looks great, Steve! Might I suggest a fire pit for those cooler months? Saw a patio table with one built in recently. Keeps you warm in the winter and you can fill it with ice and beer in the summer.

TMCNo1
08-18-2006, 12:00 PM
UMP's got a weekend project, work on his new ski!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RexDog1
08-18-2006, 02:27 PM
Looks great, Steve! Might I suggest a fire pit for those cooler months? Saw a patio table with one built in recently. Keeps you warm in the winter and you can fill it with ice and beer in the summer.

Like your thinking, may I add?

Place the shrubbery here,Beside this shrubbery ... only slightly higher, so you get aTwo-level effect with a path through the middle.

Very nice work:cool:

M-Funf
08-18-2006, 02:47 PM
Place the shrubbery here,

A shrubbery?

"We want....a SHRUBBERY!"
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Knightni.jpg

stevo137
08-18-2006, 07:35 PM
Very nice Job Steve, I am impressed. And it's good to see its being used for what it was intended. To CHILL......;)
What should I bring.....:cool:
You should bring the Mrs. one evening and join us. ;)

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 11:12 AM
I was outside on the dock this weekend in between the rain storm ....
finally finishing up my Sat / Sunday project this very minute.

Picture's soon to follow my post as usually, so stay tuned for further details :)

trickskier
08-27-2007, 11:27 AM
Busted my butt yesterday................Cleaned the gutters out then pressure washed the pool deck then had to vacuum the pool from pressure washing the deck!!! Six straight hours............I was a whipped puppy!!!

RexDog1
08-27-2007, 11:29 AM
Busted my butt yesterday................Cleaned the gutters out then pressure washed the pool deck then had to vacuum the pool from pressure washing the deck!!! Six straight hours............I was a whipped puppy!!!

you do have a son right?............lol :D

trickskier
08-27-2007, 11:39 AM
you do have a son right?............lol :D
I wanted it done right.............;) J/K
He was was at his Baseball Banquet..............Received his first High School Letter for Varsity Baseball yesterday.............Then he had to come home and finish his homework...........8p

KnoxX2
08-27-2007, 12:30 PM
Trick tell your son Congrats on his letter.

Maristar210
08-27-2007, 12:34 PM
Trick tell your son Congrats on his letter.


Same here Rick


Good job young man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trickskier
08-27-2007, 01:25 PM
Trick tell your son Congrats on his letter.
Same here Rick


Good job young man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks guys, I will tell him.................Like a lot of us on here, I'm a very proud father..................His pitching coach has decided to devote his efforts to training him personally................At one time he had over 20 kids he was working with..................Now my son is the only player he works with..................I guess that say's a lot for his tallent and athletic ability................I just hope that I can continue to steer him in the right direction...............:D

bigpack20
08-27-2007, 02:28 PM
That looks great. U should be very happy with the job you did

SkiDog
08-27-2007, 03:33 PM
Steve, that looks great man! If you ever get bored, my wife would like you to come help her in the backyard doing some projects like that! I'm too busy on teamtalk!:D

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Busted my butt yesterday................Cleaned the gutters out then pressure washed the pool deck then had to vacuum the pool from pressure washing the deck!!! Six straight hours............I was a whipped puppy!!!You should'a called me :rolleyes:
I told ya that's what I do for a living ....

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 05:13 PM
I was outside on the dock this weekend in between the rain storm ....
finally finishing up my Sat / Sunday project this very minute.

Picture's soon to follow my post as usually, so stay tuned for further details :)Here's a few before, during and after ... job got rained out just now, during the down pour of the rain storm I jus' found "another weekend" project :o

As if, the dock's not enuff :rolleyes:
This was before (any MICKEY's were drank) pressure washing work began ...

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 05:44 PM
Using M1- Roof & Deck Cleaner,
$21 bucks a gallon mixed 9:1 - highly concetrated.

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 05:53 PM
With and w/out M-1

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 05:58 PM
This is after it's been dried out, M1on left side - nothing on right

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 06:04 PM
First half treated w/ Behr transparent waterproofing wood finish.

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 06:08 PM
Then the rain comes ...

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 06:12 PM
:) trying to pop back out again, somewhere in between the clouds, think I'll let it dry out over night and hit the rest again tomorrow :D

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 06:12 PM
Water's looks great for a barefoot run 8p

tex
08-27-2007, 06:24 PM
I just got in from trimming the trees, shaping the bushes(can't have grooming issues), and spraying the trees. I'm not off the sticks for a week and the wife has put me to work!

atlfootr
08-27-2007, 06:27 PM
any animal shapes :confused:

tex
08-27-2007, 06:45 PM
No Edward Scissorhands here, I'm a fan of the landing strip.

TX.X-30 fan
08-27-2007, 06:55 PM
No Edward Scissorhands here, I'm a fan of the landing strip.


Are we still talking about yard maintenance here. :confused: :D

Sodar
08-27-2007, 06:57 PM
No Edward Scissorhands here, I'm a fan of the landing strip.

I disagree.


Are we still talking about yard maintenance here. :confused: :D

I think we took a hard left....

trickskier
08-27-2007, 08:02 PM
You should'a called me :rolleyes:
I told ya that's what I do for a living ....
Dock looks GREAT Rob................:D

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 03:57 PM
Thanks Trix,

I just finished about 2, here's the last shot.

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 04:16 PM
Bad news is the rain's mov'n in again :( Pray it doesn't

trickskier
08-28-2007, 04:23 PM
Bad news is the rain's mov'n in again :( Pray it doesn't
How long does it take to dry???

Sodar
08-28-2007, 04:29 PM
Thanks Trix,

I just finished about 2, here's the last shot.

Looks great! I think that picture would look better though, with some 4' rollers and a wakeboat in the background. :D :D :D

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 04:45 PM
How long does it take to dry???1-2 days w/ light foot traffic, 72 hrs w/ heavy ... guess it depends upon one's weight :rolleyes:

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 04:48 PM
I think that picture would look better though, with some 4' rollers and a wakeboat in the background. :D"Looks great" ! Thanks Sodr.
I think your 4 foot rollers / wakeboat look great right where their at .... Southern Cal :D

Thank you very much :)

SkiDog
08-28-2007, 05:22 PM
Thanks Trix,

I just finished about 2, here's the last shot.

Rob, you need to build a wet bar on the right side of the dock now! Maybe even extend it out enough to be able to mount a stripper pole!:D

TX.X-30 fan
08-28-2007, 05:22 PM
"Looks great" ! Thanks Sodr.
I think your 4 foot rollers / wakeboat look great right where their at .... Southern Cal
Thank you very much :)



Do you mind if the wakeskaters use the end out there for a slider. :confused:
Some dock starts would be cool. :D


Great job, looks like new Altfootr. 8p

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 05:37 PM
Rob, you need to build a wet bar on the right side of the dock now!
Maybe even extend it out enough to be able to mount a stripper pole!:DI'll let U run that idea past "the wifey" and see what she says :rolleyes:
As if ...

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 05:39 PM
Do you mind if the wakeskaters use the end out there for a slider. :confused:
Some dock starts would be cool. :D
Great job, looks like new Altfootr. 8pThay actually have a slider along the shore on the other side of the lake, thanks for the comp txx-30

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 05:45 PM
Funny skidog u say that, I was actually thinking of one of these .. palm tree not included.
Tiki Bar
Price: $1,995.00

This Tiki Bar is manufactured by Tropical Expressions and is shipped to you complete.
Also available for pick up at our showroom.

The Bar measures 7' across the front counter,
5' deep, 9' tall, 8' diameter round roof. Weight - 350 lbs.

Great For Pool Side. Lots Of Fun!
Relax & Enjoy Cocktails In The Shade With This Great Tiki Bar
Comes with a Free Carved Sign

You Name It
We Carve It!

TX.X-30 fan
08-28-2007, 05:53 PM
Thay actually have a slider along the shore on the other side of the lake, thanks for the comp txx-30



Have you ever used a product called sikkens. I used it on 5,000 sq ft of cedar on an office building. They make clear sealers I believe, I used one with a stain in it. Was pricey but I liked the way it looked when we finished.

How often do you have to seal your dock, I would guess often with the heat , rain and humidity.

atlfootr
08-28-2007, 06:11 PM
This is the first time I sealed it, since I built it ... however long ago that was :rolleyes:
I can't recall 6-9 months maybe :confused:

atlfootr
04-19-2008, 08:04 AM
Alright guys, speak up .... what's ur "weekend project" for today:confused:

Mines's spread'n bark chips in the dog compound area
Then, paint the jon boat
Wash fido ...Of course not in that particular order :rolleyes:

shepherd
04-19-2008, 08:12 AM
sheetrock. in kitchen

trickskier
04-19-2008, 08:14 AM
I'm hooking up and going skiing!!! Did my Honey Do's Yesterday! 8p

atlfootr
04-19-2008, 08:19 AM
I'm hooking up and going skiing!!! Did my Honey Do's Yesterday! 8pI dropp'd my "honey do list" off at the airport yesterday ... gone 'fer 6 days 8p
This is "my list" ;)
Have a great tyme on the H2o tricks and take some pic's for us to see ...

suedv
04-19-2008, 08:19 AM
I have to speak at a class at Michigan State University this morning. I'm going to work on cutting a nice edge on my garden beds and finish spreading mulch this afternoon.

I've got Rick aerating the lawn today. We're going to over-seed parts of the lawn where the grass is thin. Here's the weekend plan garden/yard today, church and boat tomorrow.

trickskier
04-19-2008, 08:21 AM
I dropp'd my "honey do list" off at the airport yesterday ... gone 'fer 6 days 8p
This is "my list" ;)
Have a great tyme on the H2o tricks and take some pic's for us to see ...
C-YA going to hook-up the X-1...............:D

lanier92prostar
04-19-2008, 09:32 AM
De winterize the boat
Do some sheetrock repair on places the dog has chewed up
Take kid to birthday party
Put some replacement parts in hot tub

atlfootr
04-19-2008, 11:57 AM
De - winterize the boatThat's what ya get fer' living "up North" :D
Move on dwn here, I know of a prefect spot w/ yer own private lake :rolleyes:

atlfootr
04-19-2008, 12:40 PM
Alright guys, speak up .... what's ur "weekend project" for today:confused:

Mines's spread'n bark chips in the dog compound area
Then, paint the jon boat
Wash fido ...Of course not in that particular order :rolleyes:
Finish'd spread'n 2 full bucket loads of pine bark off trailer.
Broke sweat ... slam'n down a cold one :D


Pine bark down

Slinkyredfoot
04-21-2008, 07:51 PM
Built this deck in 1995...8 hrs labor over the last 3 days, $60 in material and it looks like new....

Before.......

Slinkyredfoot
04-21-2008, 07:55 PM
After.........:D

Mag_Red
04-21-2008, 09:18 PM
Nice work! What sealer/stain did you use????

92 190 PS
04-21-2008, 09:30 PM
Interested in feedback on the type of stain used as well....

Cabot wins consumer reports, but we've had very good luck with CWF-UV. Going on 5 years and probably could use updated, but has lasted well with kids riding toys and dog...

2RLAKE
06-05-2008, 08:00 AM
Just finished the fountain for the front of our house ... couple weekends, 2 yards of concrete as a footer, 60 blocks, 400+ bricks, forget how many cap stones but I got 'er done ... now i'm working in the back on the pool, retaining wall, fence and hopefully the extra garage/pool house

2RLAKE
06-05-2008, 08:04 AM
Question: can you tell what the weather vane is on the cupola?

Slinkyredfoot
06-05-2008, 08:22 AM
Interested in feedback on the type of stain used as well....

Cabot wins consumer reports, but we've had very good luck with CWF-UV. Going on 5 years and probably could use updated, but has lasted well with kids riding toys and dog...


I use Messmers penetrating UV oil. great stuff, and if you thinks gas is expensive, this stuff costs about $40 a gallon.

stuartmcnair
06-05-2008, 12:22 PM
Question: can you tell what the weather vane is on the cupola?

it looks like a slalom skier logo like D3Skiers avatar

atlfootr
06-05-2008, 12:50 PM
After.........:DAfter all that work, I'd dump that rusty 'ol grill (future rust stains) and buy a nice size Stainless Steel.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=33970&stc=1&d=1208822096
The dog adds a nice finish to the wood :D

Slinkyredfoot
06-05-2008, 12:56 PM
After all that work, I'd dump that rusty 'ol grill (future rust stains) and buy a nice size Stainless Steel.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=33970&stc=1&d=1208822096
The dog adds a nice finish to the wood :D


You know there is not a spot of rust on that old Ducane, had it for years and still cooks like a new one.....:D

coz
06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
Wife wanted her side of the garage back so I had to get rid of the trampoleen and 14 ft. x 3 ft. deep concrete pit to make room for the bikes. Took 24 tons of dirt and 2 tons of gravel and another ton to cover the foundation. I found a couple white guys to do it (my sons there friend and me)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/1663518594_38c4f39974_o.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/P5020002.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/P5050003.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/P5050004.jpg?t=1212951521

Now wifey can park next to the boat

coz
06-08-2008, 03:05 PM
Before bike removal :rolleyes:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/2204139360_91d4cca462_b.jpg
:D

Willski
06-08-2008, 08:44 PM
Looks lilke quite a project. Never seen a trampoline in the ground like that.

Lennyp04
06-08-2008, 08:50 PM
Looks lilke quite a project. Never seen a trampoline in the ground like that.

Yeah me neither, thats a cool idea though.

coz
06-08-2008, 10:20 PM
Yeah me neither, thats a cool idea though.

Not a good idea in this states heat :confused: they don't last long, we went through two :D it was here when I bought the place and we did use it as a training tool for wakeboard flips & spins so it served it's purpose :D

Willski
06-15-2008, 07:36 PM
Did this a few weekends ago. From grass to this!! Looking forward to some good tomatoes, peppers and herbs.

atlfootr
06-15-2008, 07:49 PM
Too many to mention :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
06-15-2008, 09:40 PM
Did this a few weekends ago. From grass to this!! Looking forward to some good tomatoes, peppers and herbs.

Planted 7 weeks ago and we have 19 tomatos on this one plant out of two. We'll pick one next week off the other plant!
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