Originally Posted by Stumpy
Doesn't it, though? Tomorrow is supposed to be 104, but we should get back into the 90's after that. I hope it cools down there, too.
We had a couple of "cooler" days but I'm pining for So Cal summers!
Originally Posted by Nyowpotopop
It's probably a little late for it but in the future to keep costs down you should use old pallets for framing. ;3 You can get these free or nearly free (my are never has them over $2 each and normally has them free) and that's all the materials you need. Just nail them together and you have a dang sturdy frame at little-no cost!
I tried to find a bunch of pallets but sadly the ones my husband managed to find we were old, the wood was not coming off without splitting and they were a little more like parallelograms than rectangles! I tried to get some myself but with 3 kids with me all the time I couldn't get any in the van...and so the saga went on. Hence the long time it took for me to go from frame 1 to the rest of the frame. Maybe next time I can do something like that, but I just couldn't wait months to find pallets one or two at a time in good condition! So Lowes it was this time.
OK here's were I got to yesterday:
added some scrap 2x3 pieces for run floor supports
Nope I didn't use my speed square to check them - I decided noone was going to see them and they'd work well enough
And then I slowly measured, cut and fitted together the pine fence boards for the floor
There are some teeny 1/8" gaps here and there (mostly where you see the grass peeking through), and that's ok. I figure it'll allow some drainage if the run gets really wet during a rain storm, and allow for it to dry off if I have to spray it off with a hose once in a while.
I still need to go over it with my sander because the fence boards are a bit rough cut and I don't want the girls getting splinters, or me for that matter when I have to go down there to finish the pop door and ramp etc!
My lower back and knee really hurt today after yesterday (btw one day I AM getting a table saw, splitting with a jig saw is ok but it's not easy to stay straight especially without clamps!), so I may or may not get to the sanding today. But I am about to go outside to continue on the ramp building and hopefully it's little bit of sanding and priming as well.
Thanks to everyone for the advice and kind words!