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Well, I got most of the base coat done last night. I need to trim some edges and do the grout lines on one last panel, and then I'll start adding some texture, and then I'll begin the install. The torches came on saturday as well. I ordered solar powered tiki torches that mimic a flame to attache to the front. They are pretty cool.
 

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Well, I got most of the base coat done last night. I need to trim some edges and do the grout lines on one last panel, and then I'll start adding some texture, and then I'll begin the install. The torches came on saturday as well. I ordered solar powered tiki torches that mimic a flame to attache to the front. They are pretty cool.
Looking pretty impressive, Can't wait to see it up and assembled. You are making some good time. The photos look like you have a nice workshop or big garage, I'm forced to work outside, so the weather this weekend put me behind. I'm a little jealous.
 

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Looking pretty impressive, Can't wait to see it up and assembled. You are making some good time. The photos look like you have a nice workshop or big garage, I'm forced to work outside, so the weather this weekend put me behind. I'm a little jealous.
We bought this house for two reasons

1) My wife loved the kitchen
2) I loved the shop

I actually wish it was a little bigger, but I love it. It's 16x30 and detached from the house so I can make as much noise as I want or need to.
 

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Nice. Can you take some pics of the backside? I'm curious about what's holding it up.
I’ll grab some on my way out this morning. It’s zip tied to a carport frame that I got off marketplace for $20. Which is in turn held down by rope to 4- 35 lbs brick type things I had laying around.

Im actually still nervous about it and I’ll be doing some more work to make sure everything stays where it should
 

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I’ll grab some on my way out this morning. It’s zip tied to a carport frame that I got off marketplace for $20. Which is in turn held down by rope to 4- 35 lbs brick type things I had laying around.

Im actually still nervous about it and I’ll be doing some more work to make sure everything stays where it should
Understand your concern on the support, especially when people will walk under it. I over-engineered the supports for mine. with 4x4 A-frame , 2x6 laminated end blocks and an 10" lag screws I made sure nothing short of a tornado would bring it down. One Item I've added to my arsenal this year are 'Earth Anchors'. These Auger Ground stakes WILL NOT come out! I'm using them to help secure my Grave Walker. There is a notch in his foot platform that is held down directly by the eye on the auger, and then I use black para-cord to tie back. It disappears at night, is lightweight but super strong.

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Here are some pictures of the back. It’s more stable than it looks, but I’ll continue to shore it up a little bit. I’m thinking about taking today off to finish working on it.

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Understand your concern on the support, especially when people will walk under it. I over-engineered the supports for mine. with 4x4 A-frame , 2x6 laminated end blocks and an 10" lag screws I made sure nothing short of a tornado would bring it down. One Item I've added to my arsenal this year are 'Earth Anchors'. These Auger Ground stakes WILL NOT come out! I'm using them to help secure my Grave Walker. There is a notch in his foot platform that is held down directly by the eye on the auger, and then I use black para-cord to tie back. It disappears at night, is lightweight but super strong.

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I like the idea of using the ground augers
 

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Here are some pictures of the back. It’s more stable than it looks, but I’ll continue to shore it up a little bit. I’m thinking about taking today off to finish working on it.

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You should do some web to cover the carport frame and make a tunnel out of it. Looks pretty solid.
 
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