Designer Karen McAloon draws up a Montana-inspired design for this backyard, including a log cabin storage shed and a rustic row-boat sandbox for the kids.
Homeowners Stacey and Alan Forsythe would like to turn their large, mostly dirt backyard into a play space for their two small children. Plus, they need some creative storage for their garden tools.
With the help of designer Karen McAloon, the backyard has become a Montana-style retreat, with a log shed as the perfect focal point for the theme.
One of the redwood cuttings becomes a play table...
and others become stepping stones.
A water fountain lends the sound of a bubblng brook to the yard.
Great idea for a sandbox: A used rowboat purchased cheaply online gets a faux paint job that gives it a weathered wooden look.