The decision to install a garden fence can be a big one. When it comes to garden fences, there are a huge range of benefits, particularly if you choose a high quality fence panel supplier. A garden fence can be a DIY project, but it takes time and some professional skills. That’s why many homeowners choose to hire a professional company to install a garden fence. Here are some of the main benefits that you may find if you get a fence installed around your property. The benefits range from increased safety to a quieter home. It’s Cost Effective to Install a Garden Fence Garden fences are very cost effective and are generally installed at a very reasonable price. It can be tempting to install a garden fence around your property as a DIY project. But enlisting the help of a trusted fence company is typically a good idea. This will ensure that your fence is high quality, is installed correctly, and will last for a long time. Of course, the price varies depending on a range … [Read more...] about Should You Install A Garden Fence?
How to Build a Floating Deck
If you are wondering how to build a floating deck, you’ve come to the right place. A floating deck is an inexpensive, freestanding platform that is surprisingly easy to build. The deck floats just above the ground atop preformed concrete blocks. It is not difficult to build, and it can be installed in most lawn or garden areas. Raising the deck off the ground allows the wood to dry out after rainstorms, helping it to last longer. The simple act of stepping up onto a platform helps establish a sense of place in the landscape. Elevating the floating deck also accommodates unique design elements. In the project described in detail below, we built a deck that cantilevers over a water garden. The floating deck is attractive, and it creates a serene gathering spot where the landscape can be enjoyed. How to Build a Floating Deck: Materials Needed The tools and materials specified below are required to build a floating deck that is 10 feet by 10 feet. Adjust board lengths … [Read more...] about How to Build a Floating Deck
How to Build a Cedar Hot Tub
I always wanted to build a cedar hot tub. The vision of a long soak in a hot tub under the starry skies on a clear, crisp night in Santa Fe is quite compelling. Doing it in a natural tub constructed from cedar made the thought seem even better. As an experienced DIYer, I was taken by the idea that I could design and build a classic, red cedar hot tub myself. And I could save several thousand dollars over the cost of a kit from an established hot tub supplier. After all, how hard could it be? I built my own home in 2014. A cedar hot tub is a far simpler and much smaller project. This is the basic hot tub I envisioned: Research I spent several weeks scouring websites of commercial suppliers and DIY builders for ideas about wooden hot tubs. In my search, I discovered three things: How to Build a Cedar Hot Tub: The Design After my research was finished, I began the design phase. The tub would be circular, five feet in diameter and about 40 inches deep. I would use … [Read more...] about How to Build a Cedar Hot Tub