The entrance to the gallery is all finished:I used all old wood that I pulled off of another old porch to try and keep it all looking uniform-ish. Unfortunately we are not technically supposed to be open until we pass inspection. Which I just found out we don't. However if any of you happen to be in the area and want to check out some pots... who are we to turn you away?
According to code this section of our porch is a real danger to the public:
Apparently with the height that the porch is, our railing should be 2" taller and the vertical pieces need to be 4" on center (ours are around 12" on center). A real death trap. I try not to get annoyed at our code man as he's really a nice guy, and just doing his job, but today was a little bit of a challenge. Luckily we need to back fill around the house a little more, so we'll just back fill around the porch as well, to prevent people from falling from such great heights. According to code, about 10" of dirt should be good... go figure.
Stairs in to the basement! Should be fun. I always fluctuate between loving all of this, and kind of wishing we had the money to pay somebody else who knew what they were doing to do all the work so we could just make pots. I love it when the sawdust is flying, and I really wish we had somebody who knew what they were doing when I'm standing there at the hardware store trying to figure out how everything fits together. Definitely a learning experience.