I believe it is at least 6' tall. It is huge! So glad that my brother in law was willing to help give it a new home in our mill. My husband used his handmade crane to lift it up. I was so skeptical when my hubby Ross had told me of his idea to make a crane inside the mill for lifting furniture and such up to the second and also 3rd floor. All I could think of was how hideous it is going to look inside the mill.
He proved me wrong! It looks like it belongs in the mill and blends in nicely. The crane has also been such a back saver. So many very heavy pieces of furniture, washer and dryer went up way of the crane. It is not uncommon for Ross to invent such things. He is such a clever man!
After it was attached to the wall, my brother in law Perry had a spot light that he added to a beam to highlight and accent the wind mill at night. Cant wait to see it when it gets darker! Just love how it makes a statement in here. A conversation piece indeed.
Here are a few photos of the process of hanging the wind mill. Can't wait till our next project, whatever that may be!
|Here is the before photo of the wall the windmill will hang on. Looking at it from the main floor up to the second floor area.|
|Now it is being lifted by the crane up to where it will hang.|
|Now this is where muscle is needed to lift up onto that peg looking thingy.|
|Wow! Now this is what I'm talking about! Sure makes a statement.|
|Here is a look from another angle. Looking up from the main floor.|
|Here is my husband Ross. This is the crane he built that I mentioned earlier.|