Make Shade: Outdoor Awnings, Canopies and More
Colorful Steel Arbor 04:40
Building a Pergola for Shade 01:34
A pergola can be an attractive addition to your backyard and is a great way to add dappled shade when there are no trees. Chris Lambton from Going Yard demonstrates the steps for building a pergola: 1) Digging and pouring the footings. 2) Anchoring the posts to the footings and adding the joists. 3) Attaching stringers to connect the sides of the pergola and add your own style. The only design rule for a pergola is that you like it.
How to Install a Sail Shade 01:10
Chris Lambton adds shade to the yard in a unique way by hanging a real boat sail. Attach the sail to posts set in the ground to provide shade where it's most needed. A boat sail can be found at supply stores and online.