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Old 08-04-2009, 05:07 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Thanks Cheryl. You gave me some idea.

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Benny I think you can take two of those boxes and put them together too make one larger box. Harvey had mentioned about doing this. He took two and made it into one rectangular box.
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That's a great Idea. Thank you.

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Maybe I'll do a little video or photo series of this tomorrow or early next week. By just cutting off the ends you can add together two boxes as is and you end up with a box that's about 6" x 8" x around 36"-40", but it's best to keep it under 1 cubic foot to safe on postage so I usually take off about 2" along the length on one side on my table saw (I often prepare many boxes at one time like this so that I have some for future use and this will give me a box that is 6" square so it's still under a cubic foot even if it's 40" long. I create new end flaps out of other boxes (usually use the box referred to as a "shirt box"). I've shipped maybe 100 chestnut roasters in such boxes and have sometimes got a funny look from someone at the Post Office as they wonder if a new box style has been introduced.
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Maybe I'll do a little video or photo series of this tomorrow or early next week. By just cutting off the ends you can add together two boxes as is and you end up with a box that's about 6" x 8" x around 36"-40", but it's best to keep it under 1 cubic foot to safe on postage so I usually take off about 2" along the length on one side on my table saw (I often prepare many boxes at one time like this so that I have some for future use and this will give me a box that is 6" square so it's still under a cubic foot even if it's 40" long. I create new end flaps out of other boxes (usually use the box referred to as a "shirt box"). I've shipped maybe 100 chestnut roasters in such boxes and have sometimes got a funny look from someone at the Post Office as they wonder if a new box style has been introduced.
That would be very much appreciated. Thnx.
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Benny,

I need to look back through the pictures again, but I didn't think I saw enough chairs & lounging areas... which is what I would be doing if I put that much work & my mini-paradise was as lush as yours!!

Awesome Benny!

Makes me feel better that the total disarray that my backyard is in - will one day be my 'escape to paradise'!

Have a great week! ~Cheryl
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your "wondering" gave me incentive to put chairs under the pergola and here it is:



You can't see it but the
pergola has a glass ceiling roof made of sliding glass doors where during winter I can put my potted plants under it.
A bar and BBQ pit will help.......
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Where some of my plants were planted that were removed from pergola plat
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I thought I'd post some of my favorite photos of my plants that I have grown in my backyard since some of you indicated you are interested seeing them.



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Benny I think you can take two of those boxes and put them together too make one larger box. Harvey had mentioned about doing this. He took two and made it into one rectangular box.

Tony:
I made it. It was not that hard after all.
And thanks Harvey for the input.
FedEx accepted my contraption taping 2 boxes lengthwise and sideways.
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Looks wonderful Benny!!!

When you get the Cantina & 'THE PIT' up & running...

((Sigh))...Ahhh...your guests will be EVEN MORE 'AWESOMATED!!!

Not to mention when you need 'down-time'...you can just relax in the backyard!!!
Who needs to vacation when you have all that!!!

Beautiful Job Benny!!! ~Cheryl
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OH...OHHHH...and the fruit!!!!

Died & gone to heaven...

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Wow! How did I miss this thread! You have a beautiful yard! Thanks for sharing it gives me some ideas.
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Died & gone to heaven...

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And Alex- I am glad some of you express your thoughts to my endeavors.
Thank you.
May I ask what kind of ideas I gave you?
You know you can grow and harvest fruits in pots.
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And last but not least, Pauly. hows your CG now? How tall is it now?
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