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Peapod part three

Penciled in

I had a productive day yesterday.  In the morning, while I was waiting for the sun to come out, I covered my computer equipment with a doubled over bedsheet, then cut the base board to prep for a pool.  I added supports, then glued on a bottom.

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While that was drying I went to the beach to search for weathered sticks to use as pilings, before the city workers remove the debris.

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I came home with several possibilities, zebra mussel shells to crush for substrate, and other bits.

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These are not rocks, they are, as far as I can tell, chunks of spray-foam.  I picked up as many as I could find, to discard them properly, though I may end up using some in the build.

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The afternoon was spent raking leaves off my flower beds.  It was warm, sunny, quiet, and absolutely lovely outside.  I have more outside chores to do today.

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In the evening I penciled in the structural components and put the build into dry fit.  I think I have it all worked out, but need to run through the process in my head a few times to make sure I’m not overlooking something before I resume construction.

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I am going to work on the build in three sections: left wall, right wall, and base.  I need to document in my notebook the procedural order for each section, as I think through it.  I also need to clear space for two sections to rest as I work on the third, as only one at a time will fit on the cart I’m using as a temporary work surface.

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Sheila Lester

This is going to look so cool. Can't wait to see more. The cutout looks great.

Jeanne

Thanks! I appreciate seeing the processes that people go through on a build, what works and what doesn't etc. -- it's not only interesting in itself, but helps me to look at my own projects differently. (I'm already much more willing to trim here, adapt there, than I was a year or so ago!)

Bill Dickie

The "rocks" look just like actual tafoni (and not like phony tafoni). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafoni
This is already a really interesting project!

Keli

They do, Bill! Phony tafoni! HA

Susan

Yes yes yes!!
This build has me intrigued!

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