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DIY Arbor Swing: How to Cut DIY Wood Braces for Pergola Support
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DIY Arbor Swing: How to Cut DIY Wood Braces for Pergola Support

We’re sharing step by step as we build a DIY arbor swing in a beautiful backyard! This is Step 5: how to sketch and cut curved DIY wood braces to add decorative bracket supports to a custom arbor or pergola. DIY Wood Braces for an Arbor or Pergola No matter how secure the footings are,…

DIY Arbor Swing: How to Cut Pergola Rafter Tail Designs (with Printable Patterns)
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DIY Arbor Swing: How to Cut Pergola Rafter Tail Designs (with Printable Patterns)

We’re sharing step by step as we build a DIY arbor swing in a beautiful backyard! This is Step 4: how to cut rafter tail designs for a pergola or arbor. I’ll show you how to cut simple arched decorative rafter tail plus get 8 free printable rafter tail patterns! Decorative Pergola Rafter Tail Designs…

How to Build a DIY Pergola on a Concrete Patio
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How to Build a DIY Pergola on a Concrete Patio

A big beautiful pergola will completely transform your patio and outdoor space. See how to build a pergola from solid wood over an existing concrete patio. Need to add a patio for your DIY pergola? Learn how to prep and pour your own concrete patio here. Plus, see 3 different pergola designs: traditional deck pergola,…

How to Build a Pergola on a Deck
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How to Build a Pergola on a Deck

Ready to add some backyard shade? We’ll show you how to build a pergola on a deck. This simple DIY deck pergola adds shade and style to your outdoor living space. You can also add a firepit and swings to your pergola, or build a family set of Adirondack chairs and an outdoor dining table…

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20+ Pretty Pergolas to Buy or Build

Add shade to your yard with one of these pretty pergolas to buy or build. There are a variety of styles and colors to add something special to your backyard. Make your patio a special place with these tips for adding patio ambience or backyard lightning. Or getting building with these outdoor building ideas. There…

Backyard Ideas On A Budget Including A Backyard Pergola and How to Hide Exterior Pipes

It’s that time of year again that we are thinking about backyard landscaping ideas. We want to help you create the most beautiful yet simple backgrounds you can with your yard. Starting with one of our favorite elements, a backyard pergola, small backyard ideas and hiding outdoor eyesores. We are here to help you turn…

Simple Modern DIY Deck Pergola Plans
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Simple Modern DIY Deck Pergola Plans

Follow these simple DIY deck pergola plans to build your own easy wood pergola to hang lights or planters. This modern design is easy to install, simple to customize to your deck size, and cheap to build.  We’ve also restained our deck with oil and built an outdoor coffee table with drink coolers to make…

Ideas for a Beautiful Backyard Pergola Makeover
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Ideas for a Beautiful Backyard Pergola Makeover

Hello there! Dawn here, from DesigningDawn.com. I’ve had fun offering up my suggestions for reader submitted questions (in the form of a Photoshop mockups) the past few months, and I’m back at it this month— this time with another curb appeal question. (FYI, you can see all my moodboards and mockups by clicking here!)If you…

Tutorial: Build an Amazing DIY Fire Pit Pergola for Swings
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Tutorial: Build an Amazing DIY Fire Pit Pergola for Swings

Build a beautiful fire pit pergola for swings. This round open gazebo style structure can be used to hang swings or hammocks around the fireplace and features an optional outdoor movie screen add-on!  Complete the perfect outdoor space with couple more outdoor woodworking projects, like this patio table with drink coolers, a beautiful garden arbor,…

DIY Arbor Swing: How to Dry Pour Concrete Footings The Easy Way
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DIY Arbor Swing: How to Dry Pour Concrete Footings The Easy Way

We’re sharing step by step as we build a DIY arbor swing in a beautiful backyard! This is Step 3: how to dry pour concrete footings for swing posts. How to Dry-Pour Concrete Footings for a Wood Post What is a Dry-Poured Concrete Footing? Dry poured concrete is a concrete installation where the concrete mix…

DIY Arbor Swing: How to Place and Level Posts
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DIY Arbor Swing: How to Place and Level Posts

We’re sharing step by step as we build a DIY arbor swing in a beautiful backyard! This is Step 2: how to place and level posts for a swing to prepare for the dry-poured concrete footings. This method can also be used for fence posts or pergola posts. How to Place and Level Posts for…

DIY Arbor Swing: How to Seal Wood Posts
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DIY Arbor Swing: How to Seal Wood Posts

We’re sharing step by step as we build a DIY arbor swing in a beautiful backyard! This is Step 1: how to seal wood posts with liquid rubber coating before setting them in the ground footings. Sealing Wood Posts for an Outdoor Arbor Swing This arbor swing is in an area where it will get…