This weekend was our Wood Working Workshop. We did it a little different this time. Instead of us all building the same thing, we decided to build one big thing. Each time we will build a big thing for each other. So this time the plan was to build a hammock arbor in our backyard.
We set the posts the day before the workshop.
The boys setting the posts in some concrete while the girls watched from the ladder.
By the time we got started, it was super simple. I designed a simple arbor and cut out some details on the ends. I was able to do a majority of it all on my own. I just needed some extras hands (and muscle) with lifting the heavy wood over head.
Here’s the top part of the arbor all finished.
I wanted to do a double person fabric hammock, but after we got it home and tried in on, it was way too long. And the wind whipped it around and around and was an accident waiting to happen. So I went back to the store and bought a single person rope hammock and saved $40.
Aubrey giving it a try.
So since this project was so fast and mostly just a one person job, everyone else was able to build their own projects that they had been itching to build. I’ll make a whole ‘nother post for that tomorrow.
I had planned on painting the arbor white, but last minute decided to go with dark red stain. And I’m soo glad I did. The color is gorgeous!
And there you have it. Tune in tomorrow for the workshop post!