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    Relax on your porch in a comfortable macrame hammock.

    build it up, great way to add interest/vines to the side of a plain wall.

    Junk Art Owl

    Place a plastic kiddie pool in the ground. Looks nicer. Then take it out in colder months and have a fire pit. i like it

    DIY Pallet Wood Front Porch

    Landscaping - Patio/Backyard Ideas

    Composite deck flooring comes in a variety of profiles: some easier to install, some lighter, some both. Here's how to choose the one that's right for you. | Photo: Ted Morrison |

    We're impressed with the top-down view of this reader's DIY pergola. You'll have to click here for the rest of story! |

    A pergola provides a shield against strong rays while still letting you enjoy some sunlight. It can be oriented according to the seasons. | Photo: William P. Steele |

    How to Build a Pergola {via Ashley Walters Mills {the handmade home} }

    Create a shady retreat Like humans, dogs enjoy basking in the sun. So by all means, give them a deck or a patch of lawn for sunbathing. But remember that dogs can overheat easily, so it's even more important to provide them with cooling retreats. Here, four retrievers (liko, Lexi, Andy and Morgan) enjoy resting under an arbor in Oceanside, Calif.

    for the back deck, design on privacy screen/wall for pergula

    I'd like this over our BBQ area off the alfresco roof and then for it to wrap around to rear of house, where it will protrude several metres to form a full size pergola.

    Pretty perfect for right now. If we build this away from the house we could create a fire pit later on after we build the porch onto the house.

    Destination Decks and Patios : Outdoors : HGTV

    Extend Your Patio Patios and decks are great for entertaining but aren't always large enough to host a crowd. Here, a patch of level lawn expands the outdoor living area created by a ground-level patio. This principle would also work with a low deck that allows easy access to the lawn.

    Bridge in the spring middle garden (June 1st) by Four Seasons Garden, via Flickr

    created at: 06/06/2011

    cute entryway

    Fun idea!

    table legs and ceiling fan blades - great way to upcycle! Now i have something to do with those @$#$* table legs I've been saving for two years!!!

    Diy Lights for the backyard.. I LOVE this!!! Painted white would be perfect for my back deck. I see a summer project.

    Giant spider made with pumpkins! How scary (and cute)!