203) Patio Pinally Pinished

by Gail on October 23, 2013

patioThe addition of the roof “rafters” and lattice has added a real graphic dimension to the patio, especially when the sun is shining.

I’ll let the photos tell the story, which includes the reason that I’m so glad we didn’t attempt to build the patio structure ourselves. (Hint: see Peter scrambling around the rafters like a monkey? I think Jonas and Peter dropped their drills a total of 7 times while I was there, and the circular saw once. On the last “drop,” Jonas’s brand new drill broke. Tricky work.)patio rafters

rafter patterns

patio built-in furniture

While the permanent structures are finally finished, we  I have yet to build a table and some other portable patio furniture to make the patio work like a patio. There will be two other posts about the pizza oven and  hardscape around the patio and vegetation.patio from garden


From above:

patio from top

patio bench

The view FROM the patio, on a foggy day:

foggy view from the bench


The cupboards:

cupboard shelves

Here’s a foggy view:

patio finished

It’s been a long slog that I thought might take about 2 weeks to complete, with paid professional and volunteer (WWOOFer) help!bolted knee braces

You might be interested in the costs to build? (FYI,the patio itself is about 200 square feet.) Not including volunteer labour, the total cost was $16,065, broken down as follows:

Materials – 4191  Labour – 8581 Pizza Oven – 735 (materials only) Concrete (including pumper truck) – 2558

For the progress of the patio construction over the past 3.5 months, see these posts: Patio Preliminaries, Patio Progress, Patio Pour, Patio Posts, Patio PierresPatio Purniture.

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