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Woodwork is my happiness, veranda

Ou house’s veranda was my first large woodwork by which I and wife thought that the little house was used as effective as possible. At the preparation of making, I first knew the 2 by 4 wood were really useful for us beginners.

Veranda’s foundation was also 2 by 4 adapted concrete base. At first soil was made hard by concrete and the next there put the foundations where the ditches for entering the 2 by 4 woods were already made up. So the work was very simple and smooth. probably about one month we finished the whole work. That was about 12 years ago.

But this old veranda was considerably rotten by the rain earlier than I thought. So the winter 2011 we decided making the new veranda to keep the same comfortable house.
The new one was also made by 2 by 4 system which was my favourite woodwork material for various used products.

Old veranda’s dismantling started October and new one’s accomplishment was ending days of December, needing some 3 months . The product was very satisfactory for family.

Matching the new veranda, we again started the also new garden house on this veranda’s left side. The simple explanation is shown at this blog’s Woodwork is my happiness, garden house.


On the veranda, there is a remade bench which is also garden good containers under the sitting cover.


Behind the bench is a newly made flower shelf which is also what we long desired to make up.


Woodwork is my happiness, window flower shelf

When we designed the garden house,  wife proposed a flower shelf over the south side window. This shelf is at the same time used for tiny roof for the window. It was a nice idea. So we decided to practise this idea. Its result is fine and we two are enough satisfied to this design.


Red verbena’ pots on the window shelf


Moss-green tiny hedge is also designed and made by wife.


The tole painting plate and left side window shelf, over are grape hanging shelf.

Woodwork is my happiness, flower shelf

At the veranda we have long desired making the size-suited flower shelf. But the size is rather complex, so we have thought its making as the next work of garden house and bench.

This shelf was thought as the garden good container for daily use of ours. Gardening is one of the main pleasure of our everyday. And further more two gardening-use ladders are hoped to hide from the veranda but always being able to use necessary use.

We have written many blueprints for making the suitable shelf. From June this year we have began to make using 2-by-4 woods. I like this materials so much because of economical cutting not for wide direction and for cutting longitude direction. It is a little puzzle for me. Floor has 5 woods, walls has 2 woods and  depth wall has 5 woods again. These woods are all not cut to wide direction an only cut to longitude direction.

using about 2 months, the shelf was accomplished with satisfaction. Of course under the shelf is added considerably wide container for gardening goods.

At  the wall. wife will also preparing to write a new tole painting for the shelf-image. From making the veranda, garden house, bench to this shelf, we feel a long winding travel of renewal f our narrow garden and plants-seeing from the veranda.


triangular shaped behind tall wall flower shelf designed by two.


Under front wall part is used for garden good container.


Covering of under shelf container.


Bench and flower shelf with veranda, all are made by wife and me. At the extreme left side unseen there is also our largest woodwork product, Garden House.