Creatin’ Contest 2020
The conservatory reinvisioned

Contest kit planning

I’ve been playing with the contest kit...dreaming, scheming, doing the usual mental pre-build.

The side wall isn’t wide enough to contain the elements I need without crowding.   I was going to make it wider, but then it occurred to me that I could fit the elements on the other (wider) wall, if I move the dock to the other side.

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Good.  Plus, the conservatory will sit next to it on the shelf pleasingly in this configuration.

I cut some planks to build the dock from a piece of wormy hardwood I delightedly pulled, years ago, from my brother-in-law’s shop scrap bin.

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I think I’ve got the support structure figured out, but am still contemplating options.  While contemplating I played with bricks, experimenting with ideas.

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Before I begin construction on the walls I need to make a decision on a roof.  More to come on that.

Oh!  I solved the problem of where it’s going to be housed after the build is done.  Last weekend I traded the bookshelves in my studio with deeper, industrial shelves.    They work great.

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Nancy Enge

I very much like your brick thinking. And that worm-bored hardwood is a treasure — even the grain is in scale.

Petra1945

I'll greatly enjoy seeing you develop this build! And the new shelving is super.

Keli

Thank you :)

Betsy

Awesome shelves! I am liking the look of the dock and the bricks. There's nothing like having your space organized!

Sheila Lester

There are no words to express how much I love the look of your dock. Perfect! I can't wait to see more!

Jodi Hippler

I am so excited about what you are planning! This is going to be SO GOOD! That wood!!!

Janine

Hi Keli, So, you are off on a new mini adventure. I like the idea of a dock etc. Look forward to seeing more.
Janine

Susan

Oh, love that wood for the dock!
This is going to be a fun one to watch!

And those shelves are perfect. I bet it feels wonderful to have more room!!

Kristine

Oooh that wood is just gorgeous! What a find! Seeing the wood and bricks laid down like that already brings it to life. It's looking great already!

Marijke

That wood how beautiful!
I'm curious what you going to make!
have a nice day,
groetjes van Marijke

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