There are lots more pictures, including some of wild raspberries I had for an afternoon snack, but here's the final product:
By the way, this may look like something we nailed together, but let me tell you... heh heh... when the father of three engineers is an engineer, you KNOW that every angle of that baby is 90 degrees, the floor beams all around, with the concrete pilings are level, the pillars are a perfect vertical level, and the notches cut in the wood to line up are perfect. This is the sturdiest picnic shelter in history. Actually, the dinner table tonight went something like this.
Uncle Gordon: You know, the weakest part of that structure is the shingles.
We'll have to replace those every now and then.
Grandpa: Those last 25 years! Lachlan can replace those! (My now 12 year old
Uncle Gordon: Ya, but the structure will last 500...