Watson Mill - foundation, part 1

by brae  

I'm 95% sure I want to do a wood shake exterior on the mill, which means I neglected to leave any space for a foundation.  I made a support system from 1" plywood strips, adding a couple spare pieces of mdf that will help hold it in place when I glue it later on.  I will brick this short foundation.

The change made the landscaping too short on the door side, so I pried up all but the lowest layer of builders foam.

I cut new pieces for the land and added a rounded step for the door.

These pieces will stay loose until later on so I can further shape them for the final landscaping.

The steep grade to the door is more what I had in mind anyway, so adding the foundation was good.  :]

6 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

I love how you show all these steps of construction. The added elevation looks great!

06/09/17 @ 07:48
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]

I love the steep little slope up to the door. Looks wonderful!

06/09/17 @ 09:44
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Hi Brae! I Love pink builders foam! LOL! The mill looks so much better with the foundation! (why do we always realize this after we have started the landscape?) I agree that the bit of a “hill” for it to sit on adds so much charm and realism! This project is so much fun to follow… like with my Cloud Palace it really lets the fantasy world take over! Keep up the great work!

06/09/17 @ 18:38
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much! :>>

06/10/17 @ 10:28
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]

I should have known that you’d have an exterior plan that would knock my socks off! I can see where you are going with this and now I have butterflies! Thank you! Can’t wait!

06/14/17 @ 08:11
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

06/15/17 @ 07:41


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