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In this time of COVID-19, we have been making good use of the porch at Steph's house. We eat most of our meals out there. Prior to making this C-table, we brought out an indoor table to use in the space. The weather was not kind to that piece of furniture so it was time to make something more suitable.
Nothing is more suitable to the outdoors than pressure treated wood! That's what we used to make our table. It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that working with pressure treated wood can release harmful chemicals. We used all the PPE to keep ourselves safe while we worked.
My husband recently bought a new bike which he promptly parked in the garage. In a normal garage that wouldn't be a problem, but because it's our shop, it was a problem! We started looking for a shed that we could put on the back patio to store the bike, as well as other things that are crowding our workspace.
I have a Costco membership so we started our search there. We quickly found a style we liked at an affordable price so we ordered it. It arrived to my house a few weeks later. Although, the driver could not deliver it to the exact final location, he got it close enough!
We think this will be a style shed people will like so there may be interest in seeing the assembly process. The instructions are really good, but there were a few things that could be improved which we share throughout the video.
Like many have done during this season of COVID-19, we have been cooking all our meals at Steph's house. Her oven, which is 16+ years old, has been getting a workout. While baking bacon for our favorite BLT sandwich, we realized the oven was on but not getting hot enough to cook. It was then we realized the oven bake element had failed and lunch was going to be late!
This is one of those projects that was overdue, way overdue! I live in a neighborhood where most all the mailboxes are brick or stucco, and then there was my falling down, cedar trimmed box. Yikes, I'm really surprised my Homeowners Associated never sent me notice to replace it!
Since we have no bricklaying skills to build a brick mailbox, we set off to find a style we liked and could build with our skillset. On our weekly COVID-19 lockdown Sunday drives through the neighborhood, we spotted the perfect candidate. We took lots of pictures, but resisted the urge to actually get out of the car to take measurements.
Over a year ago when we built the bed-in-a-box, we knew we wanted some kind of decoration on the side of it. We were unsure what we wanted but when we got a Cricut Maker a few months ago, we realized we could design a custom stencil to use to decorate the box and that is what we did.
Read on to see how we did it.
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