It has been a while. A little something for my SWMBO

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Project by docholladay posted 10-16-2012 02:30 AM 2627 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many of you are aware that, back in January of this year, the neighborhood where I live took a direct hit from a tornado. Prior to the tornado, I had set up a little shady spot in the back yard where my wife could set up her hammock and take a nap. Well, that little shady spot was one of the many casualties of the tornado. The tornado destroyed most of the trees that provided the shade. As a result, for my wife’s (SWMBO – She Who Must Be Obeyed) *%th birthday in September, I decided to build her a new spot to set up her hammock with some shade. Essentially, it is just a free standing deck with a roof. Sort of a Gazebo if you will. Anyway, a friend and I spent a couple of hours finishing the installation of the roof this past Saturday morning. There are still some finishing touches to go such as hand rails and steps, but the basic structure is completed. Not exactly woodworking, but I’m just glad to have been able to get back to work on a project and complete something.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 02:47 AM

bravo john, it looks great, maybe you can make a deal that when she is not using it , :) it would be a perfect spot to have a covered lumber mill, portable of coarse….lol…well if not, i know she will enjoy it, especially now that fall and cooler weather is upon us, a great place to take a nap…good to see your still around…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 10-16-2012 07:21 AM

Nice job, Doc!
BTW, you have a beautiful back yard.

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#3 posted 10-16-2012 12:29 PM

Nice work, Doc glad to see you around agian.

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#4 posted 10-16-2012 01:24 PM

Great spot for her hammock,” she’s got it made in the shade”

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 10-16-2012 03:02 PM


A fine retreat indeed for the Mrs.’s birthday.

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be.. It’s the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.

Glad to hear you survived the Tornado.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 10-16-2012 04:47 PM

Hilarious description and awesome project. hahah

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#7 posted 10-18-2012 07:02 AM

Doc: Nice job! Sounds like the wisdom of a man who has been married for several years. You know just how much info to put out and stay out of trouble. Ha Ha
I love it.


-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 07:00 PM

looks like a wonderful spot.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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