Cue the Mission Impossible Theme music, we're hitting the Home Depot!
The gazebo we bought needed to be raised a minimum of 13 inches, and because we have several stages of outdoor construction still ahead, I didn't want anything permanent. Add to that the fact that I needed something that could be taken apart easily in case of hurricane, and I needed to design this specifically for this gazebo configuration...
Well we got:
8 cinder blocks
For 2x4x96 inch pine boards
eight 1/4x6 inch carriage bolts and nuts
4 cans of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint
Fire it up, people.
First, the boards were cut into 22" lengths.
The pieces were all laid out on our high quality painting tarp from Dollar Tree.
Arthur, our paint drying supervisor, was brought in to alert us when another coat was needed.
And we started our race against time.
Do you see that ominous gray stuff up there?
I want to see if I can get all this to blend, and this seems to match the metal on the gazebo pretty well.
Painting is in progress, and will be finished later today.
Because there are some who are less than patient to have their nap spots back.