Sunday, May 5, 2013

more spring rectial work . . .

The children all have musical spring recitals.  I have spring building recitals!  And I think that I am addicted to building things.  The last few weeks I have been designing the greenhouse that I have wanted to build for three years now.  And this spring was the time for the production.  I had gotten some glass patio doors from a friend of mine and planned the structure around the shape of the doors.  Free glass is a hard thing to pass up.
I decided to build support walls on the bottom because each glass door weighs around 150 pounds.  The back, sides, and top all get the big patio doors.  They all measure 80" x 50" and I am using them horizontally.  I used some new construction wood to build the frame and painted it with an aluminum reflective paint.  Since I am in a rush to get it up and use it, I painted it and assembled it at the same time.  And I learned my lesson about building things "on site" with the bridge I built in the woods.  I constructed the wall in the wood shop, then brought it out where it will stay and put it together. 
 It's a nice little building that will accommodate all of our seed starting.
And this is Maine's spring recital piano piece.

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