Friday, March 22, 2013

Restoring Gypsy Rose

Connie and I found this old wooden sailboat while out for a drive one day.  We have been sailors for many years and have owned 3 different sailboats.

Being woodworkers we immediately saw the potential of how beautiful this boat could be.  Having the name Rose as a family name for 4 generations, Connie named the boat Gypsy Rose. 

Boy do we ever have a lot of work to do now!  The plan is to be finished and sailing her by June.

We will take it in small bites and keep at it until she is done.

Here is the main hatch cover.  This is where I have decided to start while Connie gets busy with sanding other parts of the boat.

Check in from time to time to see the progress Connie and I are making on this project.

Please leave your comments because we absolutely love hearing from you.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Welcome To My Kitchen

Everybody's got a favorite spot,
and  this one is mine.
Come on in and let me show you around.

If you watch HGTV you might think 
you can't afford to do this, 
but with a simple plan and rough lumber 
it doesn't have to cost an arm & a leg.  
We love our backyard space.

Here is our outdoor dining area.  
We went for a sort of  a Tex Mex theme for the 
dining room and kitchen. 
Note the chalk board menu.

 Here is the bar and saloon doors we built that separate the kitchen and dining area.

 The wooden box is actually an ice chest.

 Now let's check out the kitchen.

 Here are my two pellet grills.

 The cold water sink.

 Here is the Big Green Egg charcoal grill.

 Double propane burners.  
Some HOT..HOT chilli has been cooked on these as well as wok cooking etc.

 I told you it was Tex Mex.  Cool huh?

I wish you could sit down and stay a while.
I'd fire up a grill and start cookin!

Thanks for checking out my blog. 
I would love to hear your comments
 and if you're in the neighborhood stop by for some good food.

Steve (and Connie) 

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