|The damage. (to the wallet)|
12 12-ft 2x12 Douglas Fir (untreated, natural - for the sides)
10 8-ft 2x4 pine studs (for stakes/supports)
2 gal boiled linseed oil
a new cordless drill
8 corner mount decking fasteners
2 lengths of 4-ft aluminum flat stock
rags, etc etc
not including the drill, it came out to about $300 in materials.
Once home, we laid out all the boards and started staining it with linseed oil. Aidan was happy to help.
|Aidan was eager to help treat the wood with Linseed Oil.|
After about 2 days of staining, and letting the linseed dry, I think we're ready to get started on breaking ground. Kristi and I changed the plans a bit though: instead of two 4x12-ft beds we are going to go for four to six smaller beds (4x6). The reason being that the hill is more of a slope than I realized - so by breaking up the beds we will get a better "terracing" effect once it's done.
|Tommy thinks the wood smells funny.|