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      05-08-2018, 03:00 PM   #1
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My Backyard Build

I have posted bits and pieces of this around this forum. I am finally close enough to finished to compile this thing.

A little background. I live in the Bay Area, CA, I bought this house about 15 years ago, didn't plan on staying this long. Now values have gone crazy and we aren't going anywhere, so we had to turn the house into a place we want to stay.

My wife wanted a pool, I wanted an outdoor kitchen and a pizza oven, so we went for it.

I have personally put in every screw, nail, and bolt in the pavilion, and 90% of the welds (I had the support posts made because the city needed special inspections and time was an issue).

I made the counter tops out of concrete, I'll be putting them in this weekend.

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Pizza Oven, concrete counter tops poured. One shot of the counter top mid polish.

Edit: Pictures added, made some progress.
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Nice work. Black fencing is temporary for the kids during construction?
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Nice work. Black fencing is temporary for the kids during construction?
No, its a pool safety fence, it pops out in about 5 minutes for parties, but keeps the 3 year old away from the pool.
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Looks awesome!!
Thank You!
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Nice!!!!
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Looks great. Looking at a house this weekend in San Diego with quite a similar backyard set-up. Can't wait.
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Nice looking work!
Doing good things for your prop value for sure!

Question: how did you lay out the pavilion roof? Mostly the truss/supports and the wiring for that center hung chandelier.
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damn thats one hell of a DIY. looks great!
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Very impressive! I wish I have the time and money to do something like this.
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Nice looking work!
Doing good things for your prop value for sure!

Question: how did you lay out the pavilion roof? Mostly the truss/supports and the wiring for that center hung chandelier.
I bought engineered drawings for the the structure, all of this is permitted (my city is a major pain in the ass), i had to modify the the drawings substantially for my structure. There are rules regarding how tall it can be relative to the distance from the fence.

as far as the nuts and bolts of how i did it, I stacked up pallets in the middle of the structure so i could place the beams without them falling down. Cutting all the angles and notches was a pain in the ass, but it worked out.

the wiring is not in yet, the chandelier was just mocked into place, i am actually going to get a bigger one to fit the space better. I am also going to box in the ugly little 2x beams and put recessed lights in the ďboxesĒ iíll tuck the wiring in the boxed beams too
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Very impressive! I wish I have the time and money to do something like this.
i really donít have the time, i have missed a couple of softball games, and i have not gone to the gym in a while, but you can get quite a bit done on a saturday, and iím going to work on it tonight until it gets dark...or until the kegerator calls to me
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very nice. i presume you do this type of work for a living?
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very nice. i presume you do this type of work for a living?
not even close, but look at the people that do

i just like tools, building stuff, and figuring things out, none of it is really that hard, you just need to break it into little pieces

the concrete counter tops are the closest to my wheel house
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not even close, but look at the people that do

i just like tools, building stuff, and figuring things out, none of it is really that hard, you just need to break it into little pieces

the concrete counter tops are the closest to my wheel house
interesting. i saw a neat vid the other day (i'm looking at remodeling a small condo, but i'm shying away from doing it myself) about DIY concrete counters where you pour them already in place.
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Nice work ! Are you profesional or just handy DIY-er
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interesting. i saw a neat vid the other day (i'm looking at remodeling a small condo, but i'm shying away from doing it myself) about DIY concrete counters where you pour them already in place.
i am not a fan of the poured in place counter tops, i have never seen one that looks that good in person, they are always in soft focus on tv

they usually use, what i would consider, a substandard mix, and since it is inside you canít polish it properly. They offer wax it and buff it, if you look around the edges there are voids etc. I like some little marks/voids that let you know that itís concrete, but some of that stuff looks bad to me.

The other thing i donít like about pouring in place, of Ďface upí is that your final finish is only going to be as good as the guy who put the finish on it, it can be bumpy etc, and that will carry through even if it is polished.

as you can see in previous pictures, i make the forms out of melamine (the white coated particle board that cheap shelves are made out of), and pour the pieces face down, when they come out of the form they are very flat and very smooth and even, it makes polishing them consistently much easier.

i like to polish with water running, on these iíll start with #200 pads and go on up to #3000 (the same pads and equipment you would use to polish granite)

my brother and i have done counter tops for his outdoor kitchen, his bathroom, my office and a tattoo parlor that a friend has (friend of a friend really)
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Nice work ! Are you profesional or just handy DIY-er
diy on this stuff, my company makes precast concrete, but nothing like this, i just do this for friends/family and because itís fun to see what you can make concrete do, it is a pretty incredible material
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This is amazing. Great job. So jealous, wish I had a pool
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Wow. Seriously, wow. I'm happy if I manage to vacuum the whole house on a weekend. I can't even wrap my brain around a project of that magnitude.
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