Holly Naylor, Big Creek Customer
I introduced myself to Gary and the staff at the Paso Robles Big Creek about 2 1/2 years ago. I bought a 1942 old “railroad” house that needed a lot love and lots of building materials: nails, screws, siding, shingles, decking, studs, posts, concrete, Simpson Ties, etc.
All the crew are always glad to see me. The fork lift drivers are always right there when I need to load up my little Matrix. One said to me, “If I win the lottery, I’m going to buy you a pick-up truck.” I can fit a 10 foot board in my car, and the crew is more than happy to cut it for me.
I used the leftover lumber from building a deck. I hand cut the corner corbels out of the tail ends of 2 x 6 clear heart redwood left over from my deck. The rails are double sided with ripped 2 x 6 clear heart redwood. The posts are 4 x 4 clear heart redwood. The wire was salvaged from an old fence in the backyard that runs next to the railroad tracks. The gate was built on a rainy afternoon in my kitchen. You’ll see my home and labor of love before and after!
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