Springfield Ohio's Kenny Hendrick while still aliveKenny's Brick-thing

Made With Trash

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




Debris from demolished building
I could make this into a closet, or a place to put the trash...I could put a portapotty in there, shelving, shoes, chickens...the options were abounding.

When I awoke I had this brilliant idea to add a seat
(that's the ugly concrete filled thing on the right).
Dumb Idea with concrete
But it dawned on me....what an incredible waste of otherwise usable space!!!
So I spent the rest of the evening digging it all back out.
Brick Seat Fail

Vanquish the seat idea, indoor Grill, a place for dry sauna rock things, or a place to imprison the capitalists. Brick Masonry in Springfield Ohio

Behind that wicker thing at the base of the wall are two weep holes.   Basically, weep holes allow for drainage.
Weep hole in brick to allow drainage
 The weep holes allow the stream of water that comes from under the garage door every now and then to pass through to the drain on the other side of the wall.
The water is drawn to the area where the weep holes are because of the floor's pitch.  
On the other side of that wall is the drain for the garage, hence weep holes.

Brick Wing Walls and Corners
The brick shown here are being installed in 3/4 bond fashion on their faces rather than their beds (providing increased square footage in living space at the expense of wall strength). To make up for the vulnerability are added corners and wing walls .
Used brick laid on-end

The wall is tied into the existing studs behind the drywall by metal wall ties (which go into the brick bed joints).
Brick meets drywall with wallties
The overall length to the back wall is 16 feet  (as the crow flies south);   However, outside dimensions are over 24 linear feet in length measured one-side.
Brick Closet being erected
Springfield reclaimed brick
Springfield Garden Watermelon
Since there's no more mortar left .... it's Watermelon Time (fresh from the garden)!
Springfield Garden Watermelon
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
This last picture is showing pre-figure 8 wall addition

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