• New Shed: 3ten.ca

    Project: New Shed

    New shed – this was a September 2019 project. The kind of project that spins off another. Remember the retaining wall we did? Well, we wanted a shed, too. Mainly to get all the lawn maintenance stuff out of the shop since we’re working on Bolers in there. So, let’s check out this 96 square foot, 12×8 shed! New Shed The slanted roof is one of our favourite parts – it’s 13 degrees. The floor is road crush, just like the rest of the driveway,…

  • First Snow: 3ten.ca

    Project: Stay Home

    Stay home – with everything that’s going on right now, staying home as much as possible is best. I know that Daph-Daph loves when we’re home. So, what to do? Recipes! Projects! Sewing! Things that move to the back burner…travel planning (and you know how much I love travel planning). Okay, I’ll share with you three of my favourite things to do when I’m home – something to feel productive, something fun, and something to eat. I mean, snacks. Who doesn’t love snacks? Stay Home:…

  • Retaining Wall: 3ten.ca

    Project: Retaining Wall

    Retaining wall time. We love vintage trailers, as I’m sure you know if you’ve seen all the work we’ve done on Boler trailers. Well, we also have a few Airstreams (we snagged two this year alone) and parking them has been tricky. So, we decided to build a huge retaining wall to organize the area. I say huge because it took 11 trucks, each with 7 yards of road crush. That’s 77 yards of fill. So much fill, but such awesomeness in the end. Retaining…

  • Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

    Project: Mirror Barn Door

    Remember back in June of 2013 when we built a barn door for our guest room closet? It’s awesome. Not only did we save a lot of money, we saved space and created a unique statement piece in the room. Well, we’ve decided to update that look and turn the barn door into a mirror barn door and give our guest room some much needed light. The first step, finding a mirror big enough! Let’s get started! Mirror Barn Door Where did we find a…

  • Projects

    Project: DIY Headboard

    It’s project time – DIY headboard time, to be exact. You can see from the photo below that I’m a little behind in sharing this project since it’s not all green outside. Nope, we have snow no grass right now. This project started this past summer. We knew we wanted a headboard in our second guest room, yet we didn’t really like the idea of paying $800 for one. In browsing a few sites I came across an article from Apartment Therapy – Best Upholstered…

  • Projects

    Project: Columnar Norway Spruce Trees

    Spruce trees? What? Yes – let’s plant some Columnar Norway Spruce trees. We finished the split rail fence a few weeks ago and we wanted to highlight the end where it opens up to the driveway. What better way than with some stunning trees. These trees are perfect for our climate and they will grow to be quite big – 6 feet wide by 20 feet tall. Okay, time to plant them! Columnar Norway Spruce Trees First, pick out your trees. We found these trees…

  • Split Rail Fence: 3ten.ca

    Project: Split Rail Fence

    The split rail fence – sometimes summer home or property improvements end up being a far lager feat than you ever anticipated. This fence was just that – a huge feat! First, the drive way is more than 250 feet long and we wanted more than 220 feet of it fenced – both sides. That’s 44 post holes and more than 120 rails. The task of treating them all took about 8 hours, 4 hours twice. We treated the wood since we want it to…