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Patio Pergola Part V: Setting the braces

You might remember when we wrote about all the lumber we’d bought to build this pergola we mentioned the 10 foot 6 x 6 posts that Nick needed to cut into five foot lengths. 1,205 more words


Ready to Go Outdoors?

I know I am!  This never-ending winter has made me long for sitting out, bbq’s, gardening… even moving the lawn seems preferable to the alternative we’ve had for so many months. 319 more words

Decorating And Design Ideas

A How-To on Pergolas and Arbours (or Arbors)

A How-To on Pergolas and Arbours (or Arbors)

I’ve been trying to get the definitive answer to “What’s the difference between a arbour and a pergola?” 825 more words


Welcome Spring!

Spring finally officially arrives today. And I can say that I am mighty glad to see it come. The past winter has been especially cold here in Alabama and the arrival of warmer days gives me hope for the growing season ahead. 112 more words


Color Your Landscape

Debbie Roberts of Yankton renovated a backyard and turned it into an outdoor space for summer evenings. Her placement of roses for interest and as visual barrier, show one of her choices to make this space inviting. 27 more words


Patio Pergola Part IV: Setting the girders

Because the girders were so heavy, Nick couldn’t rely on clamps to support them while he was preparing to drill the bolt holes through them and the posts, so he clamped some 2×4’s to the posts, leveled them, and screwed them in to create shelves on which the girders would rest, and then be clamped. 1,158 more words



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