In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Friday, September 19, 2014

And yeah, NOT so good...

This is the outside of the big French door--they were never meant for outdoor use, and although I varnished them with spar varnish (several coats) and J. used some kind of sealer stuff, obviously it hasn't worked that well. 

This was a design flaw on my part...there's not enough of an overhang on the roof there, and when it rains or snows, too much moisture on the wood.  NOW what?!

Well, we have got to get those gutters in place, or something.  (Yes, locking the barn door LONG after the horse is halfway across the next state.) We've known that for some time, but trying to settle on what has obviously not been a great idea. 

I'm hoping it will last a few more years, because we'd have to have a custom door made...ouch!  We cut these down to fit...definitely not a standard size.

Suggestions anyone?


  1. Oh no! Bummer!!
    I know little or nothing about building so am worse than useless.
    Hope you can come up with a solution that won't break the bank.

  2. Me too! Another of those times when recycled may not have been the best idea. I thought spar varnish would handle it.

    Thank you, Rita!

  3. Smith and Company Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer. Works great on plywood floors that have begun to rot. You may need to take the doors off to apply it. With the doors off and lying horizontal the epoxy can soak into the wood better.



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