Work has continued on the outside of the project this past week and we have a roof.  On the Barn side of the Shop, the Wareroom deck is in, the lower retaining wall is nearing completion and the grading for the upper wall is underway.
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Sweet! The roof is finally on and the deck in front of the Wareroom door is in.
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The initial grading for the upper wall has started and the construction of the lower wall has continued.
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With the lower wall making headway, the trail to the new Mercantile begins to emerge.
A short wall has been added to the Garden side of the Shop.  This will allow us to build up the path leading down the hill towards the Garden and widen it out with the dirt from the foundation excavation. 
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Eventually, the dirt will be gently sloped down the hill to form a shelf before taking a more abrupt slant to the top of the retaining wall along the back of the Shop.
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This view of the Garden side of the Shop shows the significant leveling that has resulted from the dirt made available when we dugout the basement.
As the October event draws near, an additional project was undertaken to provide more comfort for our visitors.  Once again, Augusta Concrete Block provided the foundation material for this project in the form of 12 sets of concrete   bench bases.  A little pressure treated lumber with some precision cutting and drilling and we ended up with 12 really nice benches.
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The concrete bases. Don't think they are not heavy!
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Saw setup to cut the wood components to length. 108 cuts later, we were ready to move on to drilling the holes.
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After a quick conversion, the saw station becomes a drilling station. After 216 counter sinks and 216 holes drilled, it is time for assembly.
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The pressure treated planks are bolted into threaded inserts that were set into the concrete bases when they were poured. Very tight tolerance in getting this all to come together.
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The finished product. Once painted, they will be placed throughout the park. After all of this, a couple WILL end up on the hill by the Shop!
Thank you Augusta Concrete Block for your continual generosity.  It is hard to look in any direction within the Park and not see a demonstration of your munificence!

Chris

2/19/2014 09:34:23

The roof and deck look good. That is one fine looking building.

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