Introduction: 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.
Screws1½sheet rock and3” screwsand deck nails
SORRY IF THIS IS HARD TO FOLLOWITS MY FIRST INSTRUCTABLE
I waslookingatall thosefancy birdhouses andgottheidea , WhynotoneBIGGERmuchBIGGERMinestandsabout4fttallIts nota birdhousebuta backyarddecoration. Heck it could be a doghouse but mine is just for looks and my personal enjoyment. IusedallscrapwoodthatI hadlayingaroundold fencepieceswhichareperfectforthe shack walls.I did buytheround poletypewoodatthebig homeimprovement place foraround 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
Baseissimple constructionas4 polesaprox 2fttallwith2 x4cuttothewidthdesiredMybaseis3x4’.Screw fence boardstothe polesas to leaveabout 1 ftopen deck in front
Step 2: Front and Rear Walls
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
The roofwasveryeasyjusttakesomethin ¼inchandcuttodimensionof rooflineonshackand screwinto front and rear panelsI took ¼plyandcut all shingleswith random cutsstartat bottomandscreweachoneinworkingmywayto the top. Thatgreen circlethingyousee isa tikisolarlight.Atnightitflickerstheinsidelikea lanternison.
Step 4: DETAILS
Nowthedetailsare littlethingsthatare scaleorcloseto scaleflowerpot ,horns ,littleplaquesfromstoreImadethefish onfrontthatsayswelcomefromscratch ,somesolarlightsPlexiglas window, curtain,temp gaugeetc
Letyourimagination ruleandhavefunandENJOYitwill bethe talk pieceof everybackyard party
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