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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. ...Shelving. ...shoes. ...chickens,
Something will go in there!
Then I had this somewhat geriatric brilliant idea.
(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 evenin.
By the next afternoon it was clear:
...Vanquish the seat idea....vanquish the indoor Grill. ...vanquish a place to put dry sauna rock thing. (phhttt....yeah like I need a sauna in the garage, right?). ...vanquish a place to imprison the capitalist. (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).
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.
Hand-cleaning each and every brick was not an option.
When the mortar runs out, ...It's Watermelon Tim. fresh from the garden!
Okay, break's over.
Moving furniture around to get a feel of where things might go.
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 if need-be!).
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