the summer house and pond

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Project by sturgeonboy posted 09-09-2010 08:59 PM 1823 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the summer house i built 18 months ago, i bought the basic kit then modified it by adding extra windows and glazing in the side porch areas. This was so we could eat breakfast outside in all weather!

I added a wood burning stove inside as well as a fridge and a stereo for chilling out. I built the summer house around the pond so we could sit on the porch and watch the fish, even at night as there are lights in the pond. The filter and fuse box for the electrics are housed in a cabinet in the covered area.

-- sturgeonboy fae scotland

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 09:13 PM

I wish that I had a summer house like that. :) Nice work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 09-09-2010 09:25 PM

Really nice looking project. It turned out great.

The walls are just 2×8 notched together?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 09-09-2010 10:22 PM

Very nicely done. When I think of a summer house, I think of by a lake or in the woods. Never would of thought in the back yard. My grandkids would really think this was neat. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 09-10-2010 12:17 AM

Fantastic summer house. Have you tried barley to control the algae in the new pond? Just curious.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 01:16 AM

That is ”KICK BUTT” cool! Welcome to LJ’s!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 09-10-2010 02:59 AM

Fantastic work – I thought the lumber shed I am building is a chore. It’s nothing compared to this!

Enjoy it!


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#7 posted 09-10-2010 01:08 PM

Nice work I like it. We want to build a log home for when I retire in 11 yrs. What is that while stuff? LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 09-10-2010 02:41 PM

hi everyone yes i tried barley in the pond to control the algae but it didnt work the filter has a uv light built in .also this year im trying out an electronic blanket weed controller which has been very promising .the white stuff on the glass is the morning dew after the suns been up for a little while it clears off. scottish weather has 4 seasons in one day usually everyday. the finish i used was a rosewood coloured stain on the exterior and pond deck has a clear sealler on it the inside of the cabin got 2 coats of polyeurathane the floor got 3 coats of hard wearing clear polish both of which are anti-fungal to prevent the start of any mold .
we find in the winter when we’ve went in there and its been as low as -10 then after 15mins of the fire being on its +30 so i didnt want to take a change of mold with the high moisture content in there any other questions feel free to ask

-- sturgeonboy fae scotland

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#9 posted 09-16-2010 10:47 PM

That is totally cool. I guess it also doubles as a guest house.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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