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Old Grain Bin Floor Makes Ideal Foundation
An old grain bin slab made a perfect base for a screened-in gazebo on Dean Turnerís Minnesota farm. The bin, which had not been used for several years, overlooked a creek and a nice rolling pasture.

††††The slab was solid and free of cracks. Ruth Macias, Turnerís daughter, had a local contactor build the 6-sided wood gazebo and anchor it firmly to the concrete base. The gazebo has three 6-ft. patio doors and three solid walls with half windows. The exterior has painted white trim and white lattice beneath the windows and a shingled roof. The inside is trimmed with tongue and groove pine and shades are installed on all of the windows and doors. Electricity operates a TV, refrigerator, microwave, a ceiling fan, a heater and reading lights.

††††ďThe gazebo is the perfect place to spend the summer,Ē says Macias. ďWe open it up as soon as possible in April and use it until late October. When itís cool we turn on the electric heater and when itís hot we open the windows, turn on the fan and thereís always a breeze. Itís a great place to eat, relax, watch TV and hang out.Ē

††††Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ruth Macias (ph 561 714-1282; rumaci@aol.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6