Springfield Ohio's Kenny Hendrick while still aliveKenny's Projects

Dumped in my driveway were two very large dump-trailers full of masonry and dirt.

The debris came from a portion of building that was tore down in the City of Springfield.

Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all were solid brick with the exception of about 100 figure-8 slump brick.

Brick (non-bearing/non-retainer) partition wall....Made With Trash

It started out simple and without any plan; I wasn't sure why I was even doing this in the first place.
Debris from demolished Hospital in Springfield

Will it be a closet?

...a place to put the trash?

...a porta-potty in there maybe?

Shelving, shoes, chickens...the options were abounding, but something will go in there!

However, When I awoke I had this brilliant idea to add a seat.

(that would be the ugly, concrete-filled, thing on the right).

Dumb Idea with concreteBut it dawned on me....

Not only is it in the way and ugly, but what an incredible waste of otherwise usable space!!!


So I spent the rest of the evening digging it all back out.

Springfield Brick Seat Fail
By the next afternoon it was clear:
Vanquish the seat idea,
vanquish the indoor Grill,
vanquish a place to put dry sauna rock things (phhttt....yeah like I need a sauna in the garage, right?),
vanquish a place to imprison the capitalists (it's just not large enough for the two monopolies that own our nation).


Maybe a place to serve them coffee?
 Brick Masonry in Springfield Ohio

So, the wall project took on a life of its own.

Weep hole in brick to allow drainage
Brick Wing Walls and Corners

Used brick laid on-end
Laying the brick on-end fashion was to avoid all the build-up of mortar that existed.
Hand-clean each and every brick prior to installation was not an option.

Using metal wall ties purchased at Lowes,  the ties are installed into the brick bed joints and adhered to the studs through the drywall seen on the left of the brick wall.Brick meets drywall with wallties

Springfield Ohio Brick Breathe Second Life
Springfield reclaimed brick

When the mortar runs out,
Springfield Garden Watermelon
Springfield Garden Watermelon

It's Watermelon Time (fresh from the garden)!

Okay, break's over.

Initially the walls were intended to go to the ceiling.  As luck would have it, materials ran out.  The deficiency worked two-fold; mom didn't want it to go to the ceiling so now I appease her,  and the height allows for great storage on top!

The thermal mass of the concrete floor,  integrated fans, damper, and draft control allow for the fireplace insert to easily heat the 3 car garage throughout the winter, and you get to cook on it too!


Behind that wood burner is an oil burner furnace.  It works great and will remain connected so I can show it works fine.

It's for sale. 

You can find that furnace here:  Oil Burner Furnace

Temporary Sink (it's not actually a sink).  The hose is routed through a slot opening on the top of the table.  The dishes are washed below and placed in the strainer above to dry.
This isn't expected to last long, it's functional but missing something.


Moving furniture around to get a feel of where things might go.
Furniture being fit into brick wall
Project Corruption
Another type of brick for column

As for the sinks that were shown on previous pages, they are for sale for $5.00 each.

You can find those sinks here:

Square Sink

Round Sink

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