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Wasted Back Yard Becomes House Signature

  • August 8, 2015

Ryobi Pete
Ryobi Pete
Ryobi Pete
Ryobi Pete

Retired, moved into small cluster home, back yard unusable due to slope. I built a 2 tier deck, total 12'X25'. Bought cantaliver umbrella that turns & tilts for shade any time of day. Umbrella base is 3'X3', held by patio blocks, see picture 2. Block ends sharp, worried grandchildren would get hurt. I built a 12 pot planter around the base, hollow middle, more on that later, used 3 shades of stain for beautiful contrast (also built 2 smaller planters not pictured). The umbrella base had to be built to allow access to cantilever umbrella crank, see picture 3. Also built pictured Adirondack Chair and footstool with matching stains. This all started when my wife bought me a Ryobi miter saw since I wanted to develop a hobby building items for my back yard. I now own about 5 Ryobi products, love the 18V system products and will be buying many more.

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Wasted Back Yard Becomes House Signature

by Ryobi Pete
Aug 08, 2015

Retired, moved into small cluster home, back yard unusable due to slope. I built a 2 tier deck, total 12'X25'. Bought cantaliver umbrella that turns & tilts for shade any time of day. Umbrella base is 3'X3', held by patio blocks, see picture 2. Block ends sharp, worried grandchildren would get hurt. I built a 12 pot planter around the base, hollow middle, more on that later, used 3 shades of stain for beautiful contrast (also built 2 smaller planters not pictured). The umbrella base had to be built to allow access to cantilever umbrella crank, see picture 3. Also built pictured Adirondack Chair and footstool with matching stains. This all started when my wife bought me a Ryobi miter saw since I wanted to develop a hobby building items for my back yard. I now own about 5 Ryobi products, love the 18V system products and will be buying many more.