Over the recent weekend we were busy creating an outdoor entertaining area which we anticipate will be in high demand over the coming months. We needed something temporary and cheap to create; temporary because eventually this area will be largely covered by a deck attached to our extended home and cheap because we are still minding our pennies.
We had a couple of pallets of bricks which Hubby had picked up on a job a few years ago. Our outlays were the hire of equipment (Kanga and whacker packer) and 7 cubic metres of crusher dust to bed and sweep into the laid bricks.
This is what Saturday and Sunday looked like
|Leveling out the site|
|Laying the crusher dust base|
|End of Saturday|
|After packing down|
|Ready for happy hour on Sunday|
If you look closely you will see some bare crusher dust at the end of the paved area. Bah! ran out of bricks didn't we! Hubby is trying to source some similar bricks locally and the job will be finished. My job is to sweep that excess crusher dust into the holes on the other side of the table, there will be some more shoveling involved.
|Looking back to the BBQ and smoker/pizza oven|
The BBQ and smoker/pizza oven will be positioned to the RHS of the above pic with lattice panels behind them. As this area receives full sun most of the day, we will put up a shade sale (which is packed away somewhere in the shed) That little shed behind is my gardening shed. It will go once the extension starts. The shed structure in the background is an old cattle stable that we are using for, yes more storage.
The two days which were very hot and dry really gave us all a workout, luckily I had a massage booked for Monday which was something to look forward to. Certainly my clothes are feeling looser, so I must have lost a couple of kilos in fluid or something.
I'll post some final pics once we have completed the project. So far, we're very happy with it.