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Category: Garden, Patio & BBQ

Patched up the Garden Shed

Before

Before

After

After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I finallly did the necessary touch ups on the garden shed in the northern germany refuge. To be honest, it is still not pretty and you cannot see so much of a difference, but as so often, it was the little things that required attention:

1. Replaced the broken roof tiles
2. Reinforced the wooden beams where necessary
3. Added an additional side wall for added space and stability of the projection portion of the roof
4. Fixed the front roof-cover

Pheew… Maybe I’ll give it a paint job in spring next year.


Another Sunset

Tonight’s Sunset in the northern germany Refuge. So pretty.


Trashcan Screen done

I finally finished the trashcan screen in the front yard. Here are some impressions, video below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Northern Germany Garden Walkabout

Still a lot to do but slowly everything is coming together. I love it so much.


Second Attempt for a Konro Grill

The “coal in a flowerpot”-idea really didn’t work at all, so here’s what what I came up with instead last weekend:

I tried it with a 3-cm-vermiculite board from the hardware store and some heat-proof cement. Here’s the outcome – it still has to cure a little (according to the package) and I’m curious how it’ll work out. (See the other parts of the process if you like: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV)


First Test for a Konro Grill

I plan to build a tabletop Konro-Grill (or Wikipedia) and I’m looking for possibilies how to do it best. First thought was a clay flowerpot as a coalbox. Bad idea. It broke almost right away. After a couple of minutes after lighting the coal it had the first crack on the side.


Birthday Barbecue

We celebrated my wife’s birthday yesterday (all the best for you, my love!) and also used the new smoker. A whole chicken, a barbecue fattie and some spareribs – it was yummy and fun. Some Impressions from a beautiful day with friends, food and beer:


Northern Germany Smoker

I finally finished the smoker for the northern germany refuge that I was longing for for so long! It’s design is loosely based on the “munich smoker” at home (see series parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and in action), but with a few modifications, adjustments and additions. But first, some images:


Trashcan Screen from Pallets

It was really not a pretty sight when you came home and the first thing you saw were three dirty trashcans in front of the house. So we grabbed all the remaining pallets from the garden and turned them into a screen to cover the trash. It’s a simple construction made from five regular euro pallets (in diffenerent states of decay 🙂 ) screwed together with simple metal brackets.

It’s not completely done yet, since we plan to additionally cover it with a wicker fence from the hardware store, but it is already an improvement.


High Seat for the Lady of the House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Since the Lady of the House was so excited about all the tall trees in the northern germany refuge, I made her a stance that she can sit in and observe things from above. Precisely as she likes it.

It consists of a wooden potato storage box from the hardware store that I reinforced a little (my pretty lady is a little heavy) and a simple board. I reinforced this one as well so it won’t flex so much in the middle. It’s mounted on a height of approximately 2 meters with two shelf supports and that’s it.


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