Building Projects

Here is where stuff gets done. Where we build what needs to be built and discuss and show how and why. It’s also the construction, ongoing maintenance, or repairs of the physical structures on the property.

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Pergola Design with Curved Cedar Rafters

For this blog post I’d like to go back and revisit a pergola I built a few years ago. This build was prior to the launch of this YouTube channel but the construction and assembly of this structure is fairly straightforward so I’ll use some animation to show you how it was done.

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Make a Concrete Garden Bench

This Concrete Garden Bench is sturdy and long-lasting. Build the forms and pour your own concrete then attach the red cedar bench seat.

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Raspberry Trellis for the Garden

Build your own Raspberry Trellises from red cedar posts and 2×4’s. Complete animated build video that shows step-by-step how to make a support for your berry bushes. Grow berries on wood and galvanized wire supports. It’s an easy trellis design based on the popular raspberry trellis T post system.

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