July 6

It was a productive Weekend at The Klownhouse! Part 1.

The July 4th Holiday weekend provided much need time with friends and family. It also was a very productive weekend at The Klownhouse.

After last weekend’s meeting with the Haunted Shack, I knew I had to build some sturdy walls. Well, I got the frames all built, and I just need to decide what type of material to ‘skin’ the frames with.

Here is a guide on how I built my frames.

1. For each frame, I use (2) 2x3x8s and (2) 2x2x8s; and 3 1/2 screws.

2. I lay the 2×3 on a sheet of plywood (or OSB) or anything that is 4ft x 8ft along the 8ft edge-flat side down. I marked the ends the width of a 2×2.

Here is the materials.
Here are the marked 2x3s.

At the 4ft mark of the 2×3, I marked the center the width of a 2×2.

Here is the center mark.
Here is the center mark.

3. I pre-drilled my holes, so the wood won’t split!

Screws are set into place.
Screws are set into place.
The screws are barely peaking through.
The screws are barely peaking through.

4. After I putting the screws in, I lay the 2x3s along the long edge of a sheet of plywood and measure the inside distance. In my case, it was 43 inches!

43 inches!
43 inches!

5. After cutting the 2x2s to length, I screwed the pieces together.

One frame is complete!
One frame is complete!
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Here are the finished frames!

A word of caution. I you are working outside in on a hot Southern California day, wear SUNSCREEN. I got a wicked sunburn on the back of my neck, hands and arms!