Introduction: Giant Bait Shop Yard Deco

Picture of Giant    Bait Shop Yard Deco

I have  always  loved  fishing and the look and  feel  of a cool cabin type lodge so  I built  one.  I  Hope  you  like  it . Like  I said  never   did  a instructable  before  and  most  of  this  was  random measurements   I  had  no  plans  just random  stuff  all added  together.  You  should always  remember  to use  safe  practices when  using   tools.

NEEDED  
HAMMER  
SAW
WOOD
SCREW-DRIVER
PAINT

STAPLE GUN

Screws   1   ½  sheet rock and  3” screws  and deck nails

SORRY IF THIS IS HARD TO FOLLOW  ITS MY FIRST INSTRUCTABLE

 

I was  looking  at  all those  fancy birdhouses and  got  the  idea  , Why  not  one  BIGGER  much  BIGGER   Mine  stands  about  4ft  tall   Its not  a bird  house  but  a backyard  decoration.   Heck  it  could  be  a doghouse  but  mine  is  just  for  looks  and  my personal  enjoyment.    I  used  all  scrap  wood  that  I had  laying  around   old fence  pieces  which  are  perfect  for  the shack walls.  I did buy  the  round pole  type  wood  at  the  big home  improvement place for  around 6 bucks 
 ALSO YOU NEED TO LOOK AT YOUR CITY OR STATE LAWS FOR HOW TALL THIS STRUCTURE CAN BE, AND I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES YOU GET WHILE MAKING THIS.


Step 1: The Base

Picture of The Base

Base   is  simple  construction  as  4 poles  aprox 2ft  tall    with  2 x4  cut  to  the  width  desired  My  base  is  3x4’.  Screw fence boardsto  the poles  as to leave  about 1 ft   open  deck  in front 

Step 2: Front and Rear Walls

Picture of Front and Rear Walls
In the  next phase i took a piece  of scrap wood  about 3ft  tall and 12  inches  wide   its  the green square in this picture  shown. I laid  the fence  pieces  over  it and screwed  them  in  it.  Then  traced  pattern  of  front    you need  to  make  another  for  rear.  Then  cut.

 

now  take 2-- 2 x4’s the  length of  base of  the front  and rear of the shack and position on deck as to put rear all the  back  and  front one  in a way to leave  a deck (PORCH) in front of the shack. I used 3 inch screws to fasten to the deck  . BE CAREFUL on screws  you use as if they go through and you have animals  they  could  get hurt going  under deck.  make  sure  they  dont go through.     Take  the rear panel and place on deck in rear and screw into 2x4 that is on deck. Have someone hold  that,  while  you screw in front panel.  Now  measure  the space  between  rear  and  front panels  that’s  the width, take  a 2 x4      screw near the  top. Your helper isn’t needed now and it should be stable  enough for  you to secure .  Now  you  can  cut  sides  to fit  and  nail  in. I ran 1x 2  along roof line  of front and rear panels of shack that way I could fasten roof

 

don’t worry  about  exact  dimensions  because  it adds  to the  look  be  a little  off  I  didn’t  measure  almost  anything  except front and  rear  and  roof.

       

 


Step 3: Roof

Picture of Roof

The roof  was  very  easy  just  take  some  thin ¼  inch  and  cut  to  dimension  of roof  line  on  shack  and screw  into front and rear panels  I took ¼  ply  and  cut all shingles  with random cuts  start  at bottom  and  screw  each  one  in  working  my  way  to the top. That  green circle  thing  you  see is  a tiki  solar  light.  At  night  it  flickers  the  inside  like  a lantern  is  on.

Step 4: DETAILS

Picture of DETAILS


Now  the  details  are little  things  that  are scale  or  close  to scale   flower  pot ,  horns ,  little  plaques  from  store   I  made  the  fish on  front  that  says  welcome  from  scratch ,  some  solar  lights  Plexiglas window  , curtain,  temp gauge   etc


Let  your  imagination rule  and  have  fun  and  ENJOY  it  will be  the talk piece  of every  backyard party

Comments

mary candy (author)2010-09-10

ohh so sweet !