I was looking for Parfitt images on Flickr today and found a wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parfitt_Brothers
What surprised me is how they did what I wanted to do. They designed a block of artist’s housing in a major city. Those of you that know me well, know that when I lived in New York City, I wanted to do this. I have always played around with ideas of an artist colony. I think it would be a great thing to create. What an interesting coincidence. And no, I am not related to these Parfitts which I find odd. You think the great, gran of a Massachusetts architect who’s folks came from England would be kin to another English architect with the same last name. But no. We are not kin. 🙁
I have been looking at Pinterest for some interesting garden bench plans for the back of the garden. We have a beautiful view of the mountains and I would like to put some benches up there. Also on the to do list is to move the porch swing to the back garden as well, but it needs a stand.
I like the simple bench plan I found on littlehouseinthesuburbs.com. They recommend adding cross bracing if you will be moving the bench often.
This bench calls for:
4 -4×4 post legs 13″ long
2- 2×4 supports 19″ long
3 1/2 heavy duty exterior screws
5 – 2×4 seat boards each 47″ long
The finished bench is 16″
Another plan I looked at is – https://www.construct101.com/slatted-garden-bench-plans/
And yet another plan I looked at was – https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/projects/simple-timber-bench/view-all/
The swing arbor I found was at woodworkcity.com
But I prefer this one – Swing Support Frame Which links to http://www.buildeazy.com/newserve/swing_seat_support_dec07_1.html
A friend of mine on facebook, posted an article from buzzfeed on the 22 absolutely essential diagrams you need for camping. Several of them are from the boy scouts. I especially love the bear one below: