|Yep, not supposed to look like that.|
If I had been in “Anything worth doing is worth doing well” mode, I would have stopped, bought more wood and started over, actually following the directions. But I was in “Dammit, this has to get done today” mode. So I just screwed it together as best I could. You can see that it wasn’t right. These should be laying nice and flat and square.
Ok, this all sounds like super shoddy work, and I’ll admit that it mostly was. But honestly, this isn’t one of those things that is meant to be appreciated up close and hopefully it will be covered in plants before too long. Also, wood doesn’t tend to last too long in the garden so it’s not like this a permanent structure. Do I sound like I’m justifying my less-than-stellar workmanship? Yeah, I am.
Also, did I mention that this is a BIG obelisk? And it looks even bigger when I stuck it in a raised bed. Mr. Much More Patient has mentioned that we may need to put a light on top of it to warn passing aircraft. There is a chance he is exaggerating.