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Half Circle Pergola Designs: Curved Pergolas Offer a Variety of Unique Looks

Some half and quarter circle pergola designs use rafters of different lengths to create the curved look. I have a good friend who recently moved into a new house which already had a half circle, curved pergola in the backyard, and it is not exaggerating too much to say that she is obsessed with this pergola. It makes the yard look more elegant, and it creates an outdoor space which is perfect for sitting with a cocktail or a beer. If you want a unique structure in your yard or entryway, you may want to think outside the box–literally. While...

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FAQS

Have FAQS about OZCO Building Products and how they can work with your outdoor living space or project? Browse these frequently asked questions we have collected over the years from our dealers, stores and customers. Are Oz-Post® as strong as concrete? Oz-Post® have been tested to high levels of horizontal forces and have been proven to be more than suitable for the majority of fencing and sign projects. A fence or sign constructed as recommended using Oz-Post® will be equally as strong as traditional concrete installation. A post placed in a standard 6”-8” post hole with one or two bags of...

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Raised Garden Bed Hardware: Choose the Right Type for a Long-Lasting, Attractive Bed

Powder coated ornamental hardware will keep your project sturdy and beautiful without leaching chemicals into the soil. I have an aunt who used to follow a yearly tradition. Every spring, she’d spend a few days planting an herb garden in her backyard. Then, over the weeks that followed, she’d watch every last one of those plants wither. That’s not an unusual occurrence for gardeners. There’s no guarantee that your backyard is going to have soil that’s good enough to nurture young plants. In fact, I’ve been hearing that in places like Brooklyn, the soil is actually contaminated with lead...

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How to Build a Pergola on an Existing Deck That Will Stay Strong and Beautiful for Years

A pergola is a great addition to an existing deck, but you’ll need to keep a few things in mind so that your pergola stays safe and sturdy. When I first put in my deck, I couldn’t help but feel like it was missing something. I wasn’t sure what it was at first, but one sunny Saturday morning, as I was trying to enjoy the outdoors but getting sunburned, it occurred to me: I needed a covering. I decided that the best way to manage this would be to build a pergola over my deck. Turns out, it was actually...

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Gazebo Ideas for Hot Tubs: Add Privacy and Create a Spa-Like Space to Get Away

A gazebo or pergola over a hot tub can make it a private, relaxing place to spend time. Awhile back, I was floating around in a friend’s outdoor hot tub, and I saw that he and his wife had a problem. The wind was heavy, leaves kept falling into the water and they were worried the debris would wind up clogging their filter. It turns out they had been brainstorming gazebo ideas for hot tubs that would help solve this problem by giving their tub a bit more protection and them a bit more privacy. And I can understand this–hot...

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A Backyard Pavilion with a Fireplace Serves As a Multi-Purpose Outdoor Living Space

A backyard pavilion with a fireplace is a functional and cozy addition that will increase the time you’ll want to spend outdoors in your yard. One thing I love about pavilions is their flexibility. You can start out simple, with just a platform and a roof. Or you can go complex and add electricity to provide lighting, run ceiling fans, or even add an outdoor range. With a few simple tweaks, a pavilion can become an outdoor living space that you can enjoy year-round. At least that’s what I was thinking when I added a fireplace to mine. A backyard pavilion...

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How to Make a Fence Look Better: Dressing Up Your Ugly Fence

A good stain and high-quality, decorative hardware can take a fence from bland or even outright ugly to a stylish complement to your home. When we moved into our house, it was very clear that the old fence had been installed with just one thing in mind: utility. Let’s not mince words: this fence was just plain ugly and aesthetics were obviously not taken into consideration. We purchased the house as a bit of a fixer-upper, so it was basically impossible to convince my wife that we should postpone an interior remodeling project and instead, put the money toward installing a...

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Find the Right Fence Replacement Parts: Identifying Your Fence and Gate Hardware

Our family recently moved into our new home, a lovely Victorian that most would classify as a “fixer-upper.” As a DIY weekend warrior, I classify it as a dream come true, as it’s given me lots of wonderful home improvement projects to delve into on nights and weekends. But the big obstacle for me is finding the right replacement parts and hardware items. What’s more, I have the added challenge of trying to find parts that match the style of my home. I felt especially out of my element when I went outdoors to fix up the fence and...

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