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Old 04-28-2019, 08:08 PM   #1
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Our camp in cottle county needed some shade so we took care of that this weekend. We stay in a shipping container that sits out in the open and it has a spot in the roof that holds water. Before a leak developed, I decided we needed to cover it and make some shade while at it.

Thursday afternoon we arrived and got the post set.

Friday morning I started welding the angle iron onto the container that I cut and predrilled at home to speed up the build. Once those were on we started framing.

Saturday morning we finished up the framing and started laying the tin. I'm glad we worked until dark the day before because some heavy storms developed Saturday afternoon. We dodged the storms that afternoon and had a little time to ride around before dark. Turkeys were out strutting and gobbling all over the place. While closing a gate, I came across a horned frog which was cool to see considering I had never seen one.

It was a great weekend and nice to see ponds holding water and green pastures.




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Old 04-28-2019, 08:18 PM   #2
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Nice set up!!!!
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:25 PM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:28 AM   #4
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Nice job.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:17 AM   #5
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Nice work! The Toad is really cool. I've never seen one either.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:54 AM   #6
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Good job! Love seeing this kinda stuff!
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:05 AM   #7
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Looks like it will be a nice place to sit.

I'd put a gutter on the front with a downspout to get the water away from your covered area. Otherwise, it may become a mud pit.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:38 PM   #8
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Looks like it will be a nice place to sit.

I'd put a gutter on the front with a downspout to get the water away from your covered area. Otherwise, it may become a mud pit.


That's the next project. I will also be putting rock down under the covered area and around the new skinning rack.


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Old 04-29-2019, 05:44 PM   #9
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Good job! Love seeing this kinda stuff!
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:59 PM   #10
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Looks great. We had Horned toads around when I was a kiddo.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:02 PM   #11
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Looks great, enjoy.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:02 PM   #12
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Looks good
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:05 PM   #13
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Looks great!! will really enjoy it when it rains. That is a heck of a stout frame to hold up some tin!!
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:28 PM   #14
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Nice build, nice shade and cover from the rain!
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:34 PM   #15
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Nice work


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Old 04-29-2019, 08:59 PM   #16
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Nice work, that will make a big difference.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:11 PM   #17
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Looks great!! will really enjoy it when it rains. That is a heck of a stout frame to hold up some tin!!
West Texas wind can be rough. Overkill will be worth it

pray for rain
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