David and Terri's backyardTraditional Patio, Portland

Mid-sized elegant backyard stone patio fountain photo in Portland with a gazebo —  Houzz
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angieshouse13 wrote:Mar 11, 2013
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    Landscape East & West
    The arbor is cedar. In Oregon, it rains a lot. Cedar is a great option because it does not decompose or break down when it is wet. Juniper is another wood that does extremely well in wet conditions. I'm not sure what you have available in South Africa, but I'm sure your local building supply company can assist you. Best wishes.
  • lostinoutback
    What is the paint color on the shed? That's a beautiful color with the red door.
decorating Queen wrote:Jun 3, 2013
rhannay wrote:Aug 12, 2013
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    Use about 6 inches of 3/4- gravel for the base and set the first stone below grade 1/4 to 1/2 the height of the stone depending on how many high you are going to stack. So for this type of wall, you want to dig 10" below your finished grade, 6" of base, and then the first stone. Yes, it is strong enough to sit on, jump on, or most anything else.

  • Umpa Lumpa

    Thanks, I appreciate the advice.

platter wrote:May 24, 2013
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    The furniture is Teak. I know there are several places on line like Westminsterteak.com that you can purchase a similar set.

  • J L G
    Table & chairs...check out "three birds"...they are great!
Brandy Allen wrote:Jun 17, 2013
  • Nicole Flanagan
    how much for that shed?
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    Landscape East & West
    Depending on how you want the inside built out and your location, you should budget about $3,000 USD. It is a custom built shed
Kristina Green wrote:Nov 15, 2015
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    The shed is pretty small. The interior square footage is about 25 give or take.

  • Kristina Green
    Thanks. Looking for closer to 8x8. But I still like the design.
Lela Murgulia wrote:Mar 7, 2016
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    Landscape East & West

    We use a 3/16" thick x 4" wide steel edging. It will rust over time, but it creates a very nice edge that lasts for many years.

caroljschaab wrote:Jun 25, 2014
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    Landscape East & West
    The stone is a variegated blue stone. It is very popular in our region.
trisharowland wrote:May 19, 2013
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    That is an interesting question. We have not designed a garden with a western/rodeo theme, but I'm sure we could put something together for you if I better understood the scope of the project. Let me know. Thanks.
smyrnaranch wrote:Apr 26, 2013
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    Landscape East & West
    The wall is a basalt curbstone. It is a great cut stone for walls and steps. Thanks for asking.
Marie Louise Mamo wrote:Apr 18, 2013
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    Landscape East & West
    Those are cedar chips. They not only have a great look and last a long time, but they smell great.

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Laura Gaskill added this to Your May Checklist for a Smooth-Running HomeMar 31, 2014

9. Clean out the shed or garage. No one said it’s easy, but making room in your storage shed or garage will feel great once you’re done. Work on the space a little at a time, setting aside items you want to sell or give away. Once you have freed up some space, consider if there is a way to make the space even more useful — perhaps some wall-mounted storage, a work surface or extra shelving?6 Garage Organizing Tips That Really Work

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llemay added this to Patio & PathsAug 26, 2019

landscape idea: med size rocks to separate grass from plants

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Nancy Lu added this to Useable ideas-BackyardJul 21, 2019

Like look of pergola with plants

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Henry Benskin added this to My ideasJul 14, 2019

This is roughly what I envisaged with vines on arbour. I also like the irregular stonework, but maybe geometric stones better fit with cubic house structure?

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Em Jay added this to My ideasJun 30, 2019

Wooden beams with creeper & wire frames

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