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 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.
For more DIY pergola plan ideas see Leigha’s blog on Insteading.com.
Bob the builder’s tip: Use normal wood lengths to eliminate waste.
See how our pergola came together:
BONUS: Before and After Photos
And drumroll… AFTER!
Living and loving life together,