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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:20 am

8th of june pics of Construction

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cutting torch


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cutting steel


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final welds for the walkway


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cleaning up the welds


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Walkway mostly finished 2


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Walkway mostly finished 1
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:32 am

June 15th pics

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Side bench detail 1 with the Sherawood in place temporally


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Side bench detail 2 with the Sherawood in place temporally


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Side bench detail 3 with the Sherawood in place temporally


Na Sit thinks that the side benches are enough and the end just needs a railing

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Na Sit enjoying the fruits of his labour 1


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Na Sit enjoying the fruits of his labour 2



Now we have to decide if we will have a celling, or if it looks good enough

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roof detail
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby fredlk » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:43 am

Sometimewoodworker wrote:Now we have to decide if we will have a celling, or if it looks good enough

I'm sure my vote won't count, but I want to voice an opinion. I think it looks good enough and better than any ceiling might.
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:08 am

fredlk wrote:
Sometimewoodworker wrote:Now we have to decide if we will have a celling, or if it looks good enough

I'm sure my vote won't count, but I want to voice an opinion. I think it looks good enough and better than any ceiling might.

I wouldn't be so sure :D you are on SWMBO's side. Any way we won't be deciding now, it'll wait until we get there and can see it in person
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Makmak456 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:20 pm

Some where on here or on TD, sherawood was used for a deck, and had to be replaced as it is NOT strong enough when used as a floor.
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby BKKBILL » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:11 pm

Shera wood comes in different thicknesses it all depends on the application.

http://www.mahaphant.com/en/our-product ... -shera.jsp

My vote, have a ceiling once the spiders set up housekeeping it will look a mess. :mrgreen:
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby fredlk » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:29 pm

BKKBILL wrote:once the spiders set up housekeeping it will look a mess

Here they don't have a chance because the geckos rule the roost. I would think that even in the dark and uncharted interior of Thailand (or wherever it is you are) it's the same.
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:33 pm

Makmak456 wrote:Some where on here or on TD, sherawood was used for a deck, and had to be replaced as it is NOT strong enough when used as a floor.
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As BKKBill says it depends on the thickness. It certainly IS strong enough to be used as a floor

Here it is on our sunshade floor.

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Sunshade
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:54 pm

More June 15th pics.

I like to be able to sling a hammock so have hammock points built in

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hammock attachments


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hammock attachment


the talk of having a railing at the back was OK but I thought that short seats should turn the corners and we could then have a lower railing and the hight would seem right.

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Short seats


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Short seats



with the short seats a lower railing makes sense


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The nearly complete guard rail and partly complete short seats



here is a taste of what will come

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Na Sit enjoying a lunch break and testing the hammock attachments
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:08 pm

last of the June 15th pics

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Short seats


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Short seats


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Finishing the low guard rail


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A nice place for a rest


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A good idea of the future look


Next is to finish weld, smooth the welds prime and paint.

Just FWIW Na Sit told us that the water house is cooler than his own place in the evening and has no mosquitos to bother him. He also said that its cool in the daytime too, so it looks as if we had the right idea.

SWMBO has also told me that the design was all mine though she drew it up and translated it for Na Sit.
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:31 pm

The Waterhouse gets another coat of paint

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The Waterhouse gets another coat of paint


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Painting


And a gate

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Gate with anti kid feature


Gate with anti kid feature the spikes should discourage kids from swinging on the gate and look OK too. They are very simple, just rebar cut at a 45 degree angle and make a nice little feature as well.

The walkway with a temporary fitting of the floor

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Gate with anti kid feature2


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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby gliffaes » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:13 am

Looks great but health n safety would eat you alive in the Uk for anti kid device.............I want an anti dog device now am sick of the dog muck everywhere on my land, am going to do a post structure with large chicken mesh for the rest of the non walled bit
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:57 am

gliffaes wrote:Looks great but health n safety would eat you alive in the Uk for anti kid device.............I want an anti dog device now am sick of the dog muck everywhere on my land, am going to do a post structure with large chicken mesh for the rest of the non walled bit

Good that its not in the UK then :D :D :lol: but it's simple, don't try to stand on the bottom rung and it's just a decorative feature. Do try to stand on it and Darwin takes over.

I feel for you on the dog mess and hope the chicken wire will work.
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:23 am

Things are moving along

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Step detail, thanks Fred


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Undercoat for the walkway


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Na-Sit's wife helps by mixing the paint for spraying


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The steps look good


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Checking the layout of the floor and bench seat
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Re: Water-House Extended time line

Postby fredlk » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:55 am

My pleasure.
(You also copied my colour scheme. :lol: )
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