Yes well thanks all!! The travel per diem may wind up being prohibitive.....but "any dessert" "Bison"? Now if I just didn't have this whole job thing and could roam at will, I can just see it....have saw, will travel
Wow !!! And I almost follow that !! If I study it for a bit, I might even get it down.... but one question....Boy a real cellar would be sweet but here the water table won't allow it, I had to settle on some dead space between rooms.
I did build it myself (heck I built the house!) I cut all the pieces (800 or so?) from 2" X 6's and 8's the vertical parts are more or less built like 2 sided ladders with the "steps" being 8" long and 3/4" X 3/4" X 1" triangular as viewed from the ends and the vertical lengths being 3/4" X 3" X 8'
I built a jig so I could lay the parts in, glue and brad them together and they would all be identical.
Along the rear, on the wall it's anchored to are horizontal 3/4" X 3" runners screwed to the studs I cut dados in to match the spacing of the "ladders" , the "ladders are glued and braded to these and the front tied together with smaller versions.
The base is doubled up 2" X 6" and doubled up 2" X 4's (I figure a load of a ton and a half)
It is hard to visualize just from the pictures, but if you have a good table saw, an air gun / brad gun and patience you might surprise yourself.
It would of course gone much faster with molding but cutting my own was much cheaper and I have a lot more time than money.
Yeah, I thought my (calculating in silly units) 12' drop over... 80' was big.
Excavating... 6' down under the house into the side of the hill.
Aught to give me a cellar with 8' ceilings.
Can't wait to fit it out. 20' square area for laundry/mead kitchen and cellar.
Hmm, that looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to turn into something classy and with a lot of storage.Okay.. here is my (depleted) wine rack; an old bookcase in a below grade cellar with a 5' ceiling. Have many empty bottles there awaiting some filling and labeling to replenish my supply and collection.
Believe it or not, that's a good value! Give me a few minutes and I will take a picture of the place going up across the street from me. You could buy...wait for it.... SIX of those 5.5M houses with what this one is going for. AND STILL NO WINE CELLAR!!!!