Step by step directions using a old frame and hardware to conceal a protruding object on the wall. (We converted part of our garage into a office/mudroom so we decided to hide the garage door opener since we don't use it)
This spa / pool is the perfect solution for a backyard that is too small for a pool. This client wanted a pool or a water feature a patio and a fun place to entertain. Our idea was to
create this spool, which can stay cool during hot summer days and heated up on a cool evening. Add a waterfall and a gas fire pit and this place is party central! Read more about is project in HOUSE Magazine http://www.deckandpatio.com/DP_Blog/?p=1105 #Bestof2012
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Commented on Sep 09, 2012
OMG!!! This is so awesome! I too would love to know approx prices. Please message me.
This past Spring we installed our barn's roof water collection system. Not knowing the impending drought that would hit us this summer - we installed it simply because we had no running
water at the farm yet. We had spent the previous year hauling all of the garden's water out from our house - and with the expanded garden -did not want to repeat that process again! It turned out to be the absolute best thing we could have done - and has carried us through this year's drought with all the water we needed. Best of all - it's using what Mother Nature gives us and cost zero to run. . Instead of directing the downspout into regular run off drains – the rainwater from the barn's metal roof is carried by a small diverter installed in the downspout to fill the water tanks.
Our system is really pretty basic and very simple. When both tanks are full – they hold 550 gallons of fresh water – enough to water our garden every day for nearly a 2 months if mother nature decides to stop sending the precious rain. We keep one tank at the top of the back hill above the garden hidden within the compost bin fence. The other tank is installed at the back corner of the barn. That tank is connected to the downspout to catch the rain water coming off the metal roof of the barn. A simple overflow tube is installed on the main rainwater tank that sends all excess water to the regular drains when the tanks become full. One inch of rain will nearly fill one tote completely.
I've seen a lot of these towers (and made them for others) out of clay pots, but decided to make mine out of old buckets and a tub.
HOW IT'S MADE: Cut a piece of rebar the height of your tower plus 12 to 18 inches. Drill offset holes just larger than your rebar in your buckets near the sides. Drill a hole in the center of the bottom tub. Pound a piece of rebar in the ground and thread your buckets over it balancing the buckets on the edges. Be sure and pound the rebar in far enough to hide it with the top bucket and plants. You can pond it in a bit more once your buckets are placed. Place a terra cotta pot upside down in the tub for the bottom bucket to rest on so it doesn't sink into the soil in the tub. Fill the bottoms of each bucket with peanut packing for drainage and to make them lighter. Plant with wave petunias, asparagus fern, vinca and other trailing plants. Watering tip: Water slowly so the soil doesn't wash out of the tilted buckets so your soil doesn't wash out.
Commented on Aug 08, 2012
Rebar is a metal pole/spike used to anchor things into the ground or if put into concrete it
will add some strength after the cement drys around it. Good it...and you will see pictures. Not a stupid question....I didn't know what it was until I started doing more gardening and then built a house! We used it to anchor railroad ties on a hill for steps...drilled 2 holes in the ties and then pounded 18" rebar into the holes to hold the ties in place.
Here is a kitchen we just finished making countertops for, the backsplash are not finished but we should have them finished soon and will be installing them later so i will post better pictures when they go in.