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....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 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.
It started out simple and without any plan.
I wasn't sure why I was even doing this in the first place!
Will it be a closet?
...a place to put the trash?
...a porta-potty maybe?
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)
But it dawned on me....
Not only is it ugly, but what an incredible waste of otherwise usable space!!!.
I spent the rest of the evening
digging it all back out.
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?
and after a while
it sort of broke up the monotony of fighting off the internal terrorists
Laying the brick "on-end" avoided all the build-up of mortar that existed when the brick arrived on location. The excess mortar build-up caused the brick from being able to be installed in a normal fashion, which would be on their beds, rather than their faces (as seen in all the photos).
Hand-cleaning each and every brick was not an option.
Using metal wall ties purchased at Lowes.
The less than 3/16"(of an inch) metal wall-ties are installed into the brick bed joints, and adhered to the studs through the drywall, as seen on the left of the brick wall shown here.
When the mortar runs out,
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 the wall to go to the ceiling so now I appease her, and the height allows for great storage on top!
The many close-proximity corners add to the natural reinforcing of the masonry partition wall
but I know a Kubota tractor that can take that wall back down in less than a day!
Moving furniture around to get a feel of where things might go.
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