I used 4'x8' sheets of siding to cover the clubhouse. The 8' height covers the joists at the bottom and extends to hide what will be the box for the roof garden.
This was not planned. It's better to be lucky than good at times. Once the siding was secured I used a trim bit in my router to cut out the windows and door. The panel removed for the doorway became the door itself.
It is set up with a basic screendoor hardware kit that included 2 hinges, handle and spring along with all screws needed. The roof is 2x8 rafters placed directly over the studs. I initially covered the entire thing with 2 sheets of plywood, but later cut out the part over the porch. No real reason. The wood didn't serve any purpose there and I was able to use it elsewhere. This is the part I was most concerned about. I needed to make sure it would hold weight and not leak.
A leak will be impossible to repair once the dirt is in place. The bottom of the garden box is the roof sheathing. I simply laid a rectangular frame on top. The knothole in the lefthand corner in the picture below is approximately where the drain ended up.
I used roll roofing and roof cement to try and waterproof the box. It turns out that 1 gallon of roof cement doesn't go far. Get 2. In the bottom of the box I lined the angle point with long strips of wood to create a 45deg angle instead of the 90deg angle where the sides meet the bottom. I had to do this because the roll roofing can't make a bend this sharp without cracking. I put down 3 courses of roll roofing, keeping in mind where the low spot was. The gravel surface meant that there is not a good seal between the roofing material and the drain.
To drain this "bathtub", I used a simple PVC drain with a stainless steel grate over the opening. To this I connected some PVC pipe I had in the basement and ran it as a downspout through the inside of the clubhouse, through a hole in the floor to drip freely near the rear post. I considered just making a quick 90deg turn while it was still in the ceiling area and then out through the siding, but didn't have any 90's in the right size.
On top of the roofing material goes a layer of gravel for drainage. On top of that is a layer of landscape fabric - because I didn't have any filter fabric, that's why - and then the garden soil. I used about lbs of gravel topped with lbs of potting soil. I don't know what the long-term viability of potting soil will be, but the weight of garden soil would have been closer to lbs.
I don't want my kids to resemble Flat Stanley Google that if you don't know who he is. I carried each pound bag over my shoulder and up a 16' ladder. Sadly, I was not able to make the drain installation watertight. Roof cement may have been beneficial here in large quantities. The good news is that it appears that the ONLY leak is around the drain, so moving the soil and gravel out of the way to try and improve conditions may be possible.
The bad news is that I probably won't get around to it until it's too late and the roof has rotted out and dropped gravel and soil all over the interior. For planting, we still haven't made any real firm plans. About the time I was finishing up our son brought home a fundraising packet from school where did my property tax receipt go?
I swear I already paid for this free education! We ordered some. In addition to these, we think we'll put in fall mums around the sides and maybe phlox to fill in around the bulbs and prevent weeds. Since any access to the roof requires me to rent a ladder, I need to keep maintenance of the garden to a minimum, and this plan seems to facilitate that.
For the porch roof, a sheet of 4'x8' plywood and 2 bundles of cedar shakes worked like a charm. I don't know about the bug repellant properties of cedar beyond moths, but it sure smells good up there. It's starting to look like something now. The neighbors have noticed it. I told them I'm mounting auto-targeting. I figure after that, planting 12' sunflowers on top won't seem so bad to them.
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Last month I subscribed to the Clubhouse so I could incorporate art for my preschooler as well as art for the older kids-which he also participates in. What I love about the Clubhouse membership is the access to all of the lessons. I can pick a painting that goes along with our history, a preschool painting, nature, famous artists, maps, etc.
This year each child has an art journal so all of their work is kept together. The pages are perforated so we can take one out to hang up. Thank you so much for being a part of our days! Kristen Crowe verified owner — January 14, We had done a few freebies off of YouTube and were addicted.
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