‘Creating something is all about problem-solving’(Quote by Philip Seymour Hoffman)
An end of season deal this sling top pergola kit sat for the winter in the basement. This was ideal as my brain needed time to percolate on ideas of how this was going to be adapted for my yard.
Since there is no level patio area the base needed to incorporate a levelling mechanism. So was born both an elegant and practical solution.
By attaching the four metal posts to varying numbers of plywood squares a level base was created. To disguise these bases the posts were embedded into four tall custom planters filled with rocks to solidify the foundation. Landscape cloth then layered over the rocks and was covered with soil to provide mini flowerbeds to the plants.
To offer additional shade a pair of fabric shower curtains are hung on a basic drapery rod attached by zip-tie loops. When not in-use the curtains simply flip up and around through the corner arches of the overhead structure.
By thinking outside the box a marvellous custom pergola was crafted!July, 2021