Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Gazebo - part 1

In the spring of 2004, I enlarged my wife's backyard flower garden. I searched all over Tioga County for stones. Below is the low stone wall nearly half done.
Below you can see the original line of the flower bed. I subscribe to landscaper Ford Hume's notion that curved lines are more fun than straight ones!
I used a truckload of top soil to fill the new section.
Our neighbor Sandi Yanochik thought that the garden needed a focal point - how about a gazebo? My wife liked the idea. I made a fuss, then got to work. Here is my idea of a gazebo (the floor beams and the uprights first). Below is the completed floor and the railings.
In the next post, you'll see the finshed project.

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