Showing posts from May, 2012

Test Bed (of flowers)

Matt (friend, coworker, tenant, nanny's husband) has enough energy to tackle some serious yardwork this spring.  He put in raised beds along the garage and fence.  The lumber used for the fence raised flower bed came from the home demolition.  Those are the center wall posts and beams from the basement!  2012 minus 1896 = 116 year old lumber.  Almost petrified.

Being the mechanical engineer he is, the construction of the framing is excellent.  Rebar was used to stake the 'railroad ties' to the ground, and each corner has blocking for additional reinforcement of the butt joint.