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Fall Oasis Project Challenge

Ended Oct 08, 2018

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Cooler weather, bonfires, football…there’s so much to love about fall, but do you have a place where you can enjoy it all? Your Challenge: Create the ultimate fall oasis for your backyard. You could win $350 in RYOBI Power Tools and a cart-full of Halloween décor from The Home Depot, just in time for the holiday! View Rules


  • What a nice set up! Perfect for fall entertaining!
    By RYOBI Nation, on October 4, 2018
    • Thank you, it truly is our Fall Oasis!
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018
    • I just saw the winner badge on my project, thank you! We've just started decorating for Halloween so the timing is perfect!
      By kellysryobi, on October 11, 2018

  • This is awesome!  Looks like a great spot to relax and enjoy that fire. 
    By cvfraser, on October 4, 2018
    • Thanks, we're really enjoying it!
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018

  • I like the way you incorporated nature in the setup. I am sure the kids love to sit on the stump stools while they are served a meal at the table.
    By Handy1, on October 4, 2018
    • Yes, they certainly do enjoy the stump stools!
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018

  • I absolutely love this. Hands down best one!
    By LRdyiers, on October 4, 2018
    • Wow, I love your kind words!
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018

  • beautiful , i need one of these made for me . we can all sit together then and chat 
    By weldonhilary_42037, on October 4, 2018
    • If you come visit me Hilary I'll make you a S'more or two!
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018

  • Very nice! What a great area for fall relaxing!
    By fisherwoman, on October 4, 2018
    • It really is, thanks!
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018

  • I really like the seating addition to the pergola, very smart, very handy
    By ryan.waldhaber, on October 4, 2018
    • It was my lucky day when that tree came down ;)
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018
    • The attached table and stumps as stools really make this special
      By dwightkeller60_115102, on October 5, 2018

  • well done
    By dan.lehr6658, on October 4, 2018
    • It's certainly not perfect (I'm still learning) but it's going to be well used :)
      By kellysryobi, on October 4, 2018

  • A project for my wish list :)
    By HanBan, on October 4, 2018
    • I think that's wonderful
      By kellysryobi, on October 8, 2018

  • You created a superb space for your yard and i am impressed with the before and after
    By joanna but not gaines, on October 4, 2018
    • This makes me smile, thank you
      By kellysryobi, on October 8, 2018

  • I bet you're glad you decided to restore it rather then tear it down!
    By corlissestrada, on October 4, 2018

  • I love this so much
    By KGriff, on October 5, 2018

  • That's great that it was sturdy still and could be made like new again. Actually even better then before with the addition.
    By sal young, on October 8, 2018

  • Nice restoration, but how's the swinging bench holding up to the weight? Might want to add some additional support if you plan on using it alot.
    By essemcee, on October 12, 2018
    • The bench swing is doing just great, no movement of the pergola structure from the swing at all. 
      By kellysryobi, on October 12, 2018 (edited)
    • Good thing; are those 6x6 beams horizontal and vertical? Thought it was just 2x6 holding up the swing at first glance...
      By essemcee, on October 13, 2018
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