2013 reader remodel contest yard winner after deck and glassed-in sitting area with salvaged materials « »

Best Yard Redo: Thrifty Materials

I replaced all the rotted posts with salvaged 4×4s, hung new floor joists, and covered them with corrugated steel roofing to create dry storage underneath. All the decking was castoff from my next-door neighbor, and I didn't realize the weathered boards were beautiful clear cedar until I started running them through my planer. I cut them into 4-foot lengths and made modular panels that would be easy to remove when making repairs and cleaning up tree debris.

Shown: The wicker furniture was a Craigslist score, and the paint color is one of a kind: a blend of discarded gallons.
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