A paver patio can be a beautiful addition to your yard. It provides a terrific area for grilling, having guests over, or relaxing. Regardless of your skill level, a paver patio is a great project to tackle. In this How-to article, we will be adding a 100 square foot paver patio underneath our pergola build. Since you will be digging, make sure to contact your utility companies to make sure you won’t hit any water or electrical lines. Lets get started!
Hand Tampers can be expensive. The top result on Amazon is over $50. However, with a little bit of scrap wood and a few spare minutes, you can make your own in a short period of time.
The wood I used for this project consisted of a single 2×3 board and a couple of small 2×8 scrap pieces. Here is the process:
Building a pergola is a fun and easy project. They are great for adding a nice look to your backyard as well as providing shade for family get-togethers. You can also use them for hanging plants or growing vines up the sides of their posts. We will show you how to build an 8×10 pergola from scratch. The total cost of the lumber, concrete, nuts, and bolts for the pergola we are going to show you to build will be roughly $450. You may need some additional materials, but some of these you may already have around your house.
Sometimes it’s difficult to find good decorations to go over a fire place or to cover a large blank wall. After recently moving in to a new house, I went out and found a painting I thought would look nice over the fireplace. Because the painting was square, it didn’t fill the rest of the empty space causing it to look a little out of place.
Since I had some left over wood from building some planter boxes, I decided to add some stained wood to each side in order to spread everything out a bit. Here’s the process: