Skip to Content

Welding Projects | Base Rock for New Barn

My husband has been very busy with welding projects.  He’s slowly replacing things he lost in the Valley Fire.  He recently made a welding table, a steel man basket for his forklift (he hasn’t finished this welding project yet) and some flatbed sideboards for his Ford dually.  All the welding projects are his own designs.

Welding Projects

Here’s his new welding table.  He mounted a vice he pulled from the ashes.  Since I took this picture he’s oiled the vice and it doesn’t look quite as sad as it looks here.  He plans on adding a few shelves to the welding table when he gets the supplies.  It’s pretty snazzy isn’t it?  Eventually, the welding table will live in the garage (once we get it rebuilt).

Welding Table

This next welding project took him a few days to build.  We had a lot of wet raining days, rain and welding don’t mix.  These sideboards are removable.

Welding Projects Flatbed Sideboards

These sideboards were designed for hauling gravel.  The end is extra fancy, it locks in place while driving but when it’s time to dump the end unlocks and opens for easy dumping.

Welding Projects Dump Bed Sideboards

Here’s a few pictures of the sideboards in action.

Dump Truck Dually Flatbed

In the picture below, he swung the tailgate up and over so we could get all the gravel out of the bed.  We were dumping the gravel into the tractor bucket and then moving the gravel next to the storage container, where the tractor is parked.

Ford Dually Dump Bed

Here’s the Kubota parked in its spot with freshly spread gravel.  Note how all the trees are burnt up.  We really hope they will be back in the Spring.

My husband also welded together the rafters covering our new shipping container (tool shed).  We bought the 20′ shipping container right after the Valley Fire mandatory evacuation orders were lifted.  We lost five outbuildings in the fire and had nowhere to store replaced tools.  The shipping container was the fastest easiest storage solution.

Kubota Parking Spot

Our New Barn Progress

Yesterday we had two transfer truck deliveries of base rock.  We have ordered a new metal barn from our neighbor who just happens to be a barn builder to replace the redwood barn we lost in the fire.  The old barn site is very low now because the cleanup crews removed so much dirt to make sure the land wasn’t contaminated.  We’ve decided to relocate the barn to a different location that makes more sense to us and we need to bring the land up level with our house so it won’t flood when it rains.

This is what 47.49 tons of base rock looks like.  Today my husband is busy spreading it all out.  Look at our poor burned trees near our house, most of these trees are Redwoods, which are evergreens.  How sad!

Base Rock for Barn

binance registration

Thursday 30th of May 2024

Your article helped me a lot, is there any more related content? Thanks!


Sunday 18th of June 2023

Reading your article has greatly helped me, and I agree with you. But I still have some questions. Can you help me? I will pay attention to your answer. thank you.

gate io hangi ülkenin

Friday 19th of May 2023

Thank you very much for sharing. Your article was very helpful for me to build a paper on After reading your article, I think the idea is very good and the creative techniques are also very innovative. However, I have some different opinions, and I will continue to follow your reply.

Kayıt Ol

Thursday 11th of May 2023

At the beginning, I was still puzzled. Since I read your article, I have been very impressed. It has provided a lot of innovative ideas for my thesis related to Thank u. But I still have some doubts, can you help me? Thanks.

Friday 5th of May 2023

After reading your article, it reminded me of some things about gate io that I studied before. The content is similar to yours, but your thinking is very special, which gave me a different idea. Thank you. But I still have some questions I want to ask you, I will always pay attention. Thanks.

I hope you love the products I recommend! When you buy through links on, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Learn more