Ok, here is my latest project. I'm almost finished. I just need a little touchup and minor things.
Its a planting station I have been meaning to do for over a year now. Here's the original planter station which is on the internet.
This is one of the best ones I have ever seen on the internet. It has a sink for running water, but my upstairs deck hasn't got a water connection, so I don't intend to drop in a sink at this time. I will cut a hole in the center of the top, for dropping junk into a trash bucket.
If you click on the attachments, you can bring up a much larger picture.
Here it's about 95% finished. I still have to use white silicone caulk in order to fill in the cracks between the countertop and the risers on the back and two sides. The front portion of the countertop needs a second coating of white paint in order to make it waterproof.
I have a couple of shelves to attach on the upper section. And I will use vertical slats for the back of the lower section. And I also have to cut a hole for the trash, and seal the edges with paint.
The bottom deck is an old frame that was sitting around on my outer basement deck, and is two or three years old. I had to cut it down and rebuild the ends. That's why it has an OSB sheet on it. Otherwise, I would have use slats instead.
After lining it up against the wall, I noticed that it doesn't look plumb. The roof seemed to be leaning forward. But I quickly realized that it was doing that because the deck was inclined downward as it moved away from the house. Whew, I began to breath better. I went to Lowes and bought a pad for the bottom of the front legs, and that helped a bit, but the leaning is still there to see. I'll just have to learn to live with it, I guess.
On second thought, I probably should have redone the decking, renewing it, and then sealing the thing. But I will get to that later, since I can always get some physical help shifting everything from one half of the deck to the other, and then doing the other half once the first half is finished. Its amazing how filthy a new deck can look just three years after having put a brand new deck down.
"INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - David Horowitz