Build to Fail, Fail to Build. What is this I don't even.....
I bring you this for your viewing pleasure. Constructikons and do-it-your-selfers may get an extra special kick out of this one.
So, my landlord has taken it upon himself to build a 'toolshed'. For a roto-tiller. At least, that's the entirety of what he told us - there is, however, some inherent communication issues. (He's Korean, and not yet well versed in english (though certainly much better than my Korean)). There's one door so far, and a lawnmower will not even fit through it. (I don't think he knows that yet though)
So, this is the 'project' thus far. For one, the ground it's being built is mushy moist marshland - your feet sink with every step. Which is always ideal for a good foundation - or complete lack thereof.
It may not be immediately obvious, but I don't think this man has a background in construction.
It appears he owns a hammer and saw, perhaps a measuring tape, perhaps not. Certainly nothing like a square, straightedge, or level.
I guestimate that he has seen no more than 3 episodes of various home improvement shows, and maybe at best he's driven by a construction site atleast once in his life. After all, "how hard could it be?"
Now, I'm fairly certain this violates several bylaws. But I have no intention of stopping this beautiful process. I want to see this abortion come to term, and will keep this thread updated as this eyesore... evolves.
The pics almost don't do it justice though, at a glance you may almost think everything is straight and parallel. It's not.
Solid foundation. Note the footprint sinkholes opening up.
These blocks will surely prevent it from sinking, right?
Everything lining up so far...
I saw Bob Villa do it just like this ....
2 short planks are surely better than 1 long one...
Perhaps a false-wall, or shelving system taking form here...
And, finally, this seems to be the only pic that even remotely captures and conveys the true deviance in the 'angles' present....
I don't think I'll ever set foot inside this thing...