Sanctuary spaces and outdoor living spaces are a necessity to boomer life. Just imagine yourself unwinding in a quiet, peaceful area while taking in the sounds of nature and fresh air. To create a more shaded area at our home, “Cypress,” Bob-Bob and I designed and built a pergola off our back porch. You’ll never guess how easy it was.
Here are some easy tips to DIY your own shaded outdoor space for unwinding.
- Locate the 4×6 support posts and cement them in the ground.
- Mount 2×6 beams across the top for support.
- Position and mount the boards across the top.
- Use sand to drain water away from the house before laying down the brick patio.
Bob-Bob the builder’s tip: Use normal wood lengths to eliminate waste.
See how our pergola is coming together:
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