We'll see how this works; I'm a bit uncertain because my blog "help" page illustrates a nice tool bar, with 5 choices on it; but when I open the thing, MY toolbar only has 2 thingies. Unnerving. One of them, however, IS the photo menu.
So - here is the THWASPCO seen from the south, as you walk to the door-
Most of the siding, and all the windows, are salvaged. The siding came from an old rural railroad station- one of the nasty chores waiting; I'm pretty sure that peeling paint is lead based. The windows came from our local middle school, when they put in thermopane.
Here it is seen from the north; on the lower side of the hill. You can see the block and rock work; and the pit doors, which I've never opened in 20 odd years. Looking up through the windows, you can also see the originally clear fiberglas roof. It's now seriously weathered; and supporting quite a lot of algae in the cracks. Not enough to worry about just yet, but it's obviously going to have to be replaced.
This is a view from inside looking out. It faces a wooded hillside, with essentially zero human traffic. Nervous folks can ask for a curtain, if necessary, but few do- it's just not likely.
The top is frame construction; the 2x4's though are actually 2" by 4" - cut with a chainsaw from oak or red elm, both very durable woods. The floor is white oak; originally cut with the chainsaw, but then milled into tongue and groove flooring, so it would seal moisture and bugs out. Cherry seats were just planed and ship-lapped, since the wood is very stable.
Hm. It looks like my attempt to get text and pics together is not entirely successful. I've tried to fix it a couple ways, without much luck; I'll try a different layout next time-