Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Decks And Outdoor Projects Gallery" contest entries Fine Homebuilding - "Decks And Outdoor Projects Gallery" contest entries Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:47:35 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Decks And Outdoor Projects Gallery" contest entries Fine Homebuilding - "Decks And Outdoor Projects Gallery" contest entries <![CDATA[Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0500 Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages Posted by FHBdotcom
Have you reconfigured a garage to turn it into a playroom, family activity area, cabana, bedroom, man cave, or other special space? If so, post some pics for a chance to win some great prizes. ]]>
<![CDATA[Life's Backyard Escape]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:14:01 -0500 Life's Backyard Escape Posted by ward454
This is our backyard escape.  it has 3 ponds, an above ground pool and 2 Garden trains running in the yard.  We have a variety of plants with insulated cover over patio and pool swing.  We have... ]]>
<![CDATA[Cedar Storage Pavillion, Pergola & Fence]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:35:55 -0500 Cedar Storage Pavillion, Pergola & Fence Posted by NJarchitect
Suburban Oasis:Most suburban back yards are never paid attention to when it comes to designing and extending a home. They are mostly underutilized spaces without character and special quality. The... ]]>
<![CDATA[Fence and Trellis]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:59:48 -0500 Fence and Trellis Posted by user-3464948
I built the fence in spring/summer 2013, from southern yellow pine, stained with a gray oil based transparent stain. The posts are topped with solar lights. It is 40' long. The pickets on the bottom... ]]>
<![CDATA[poolside pergolas]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:56:04 -0500 poolside pergolas Posted by graham78
Dueling cedar pergolas surround a beautifully hardscaped  pool.  River Basin rock box out the columns and are complemented with powder coated LED tear drop lights and surround sound speakers. Wet... ]]>
<![CDATA[Pool Cabana]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:39:33 -0500 Pool Cabana Posted by NickSandifer
This custom pool and cabana project turned a large vacant backyard into a great entertaining space complete with a summer kitchen, gas heaters, pool bath, and a custom cypress radius trellis. The... ]]>
<![CDATA[Tropical Oasis]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:34:06 -0500 Tropical Oasis Posted by Rasnova
We moved to Florida and my family wanted a pool. If I was doing it, I was doing it right! The HOA would not allow us to move grandfathered palm trees so we built around them.  I planned the project... ]]>
<![CDATA[Etched-Copper Mountain Gates]]> Sat, 31 May 2014 09:04:51 -0500 Etched-Copper Mountain Gates Posted by Mark5a
The gates shown here were designed to blend in with the surrounding hillside. The gates are fabricated from stainless tube stock and acid etched copper sheet. The gates get their shear strength from... ]]>
<![CDATA[Nature-Inspired Pergola]]> Thu, 29 May 2014 07:31:04 -0500 Nature-Inspired Pergola Posted by JMIKEH
The Pergola was added to an existing deck last summer after a storm took out a large tree and 25 year old Japanese Maple that shaded it.  The inspiration came from trying to replicate the arching... ]]>
<![CDATA[Backyard Oasis (Wife's Dream Deck)]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:02:29 -0500 Backyard Oasis (Wife's Dream Deck) Posted by BaldBecauseOfHer
The wife and I had bought a 30 year old forclosure with a huge backyard however, the back patio that you had to step out on to get to that backyard left a lot to be desired.  Approximately a 18 by 8... ]]>
<![CDATA[My Chicken Tractor turned Duplex]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:07:36 -0500 My Chicken Tractor turned Duplex Posted by TnHarleyrider
This started out as a Chicken tractor but as I got it built i decided I wanted more chickens than this tractor would be able to hold. So I added on to it making it a "Duplex" as my wife calls it. It... ]]>
<![CDATA[Recycled-Satellite-Dish BBQ Shelter]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:17:54 -0500 Recycled-Satellite-Dish BBQ Shelter Posted by tim667
This little BBQ shelter was constructed using an old 12' dia satellite dish...the ribs formed a circle when used to pull-in the latest tv shows. In this application the ribs were used in a linear... ]]>
<![CDATA[Dragonfly Teahouse]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:33:10 -0500 Dragonfly Teahouse Posted by ShaneJimerfield
I built the Dragonfly Teahouse to last for generations and constructed it with a conservation ethic. Inspired by traditional post and beam framing, using mortise and tenon joinery, the Dragonfly... ]]>
<![CDATA[Compact Deck]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:53:55 -0500 Compact Deck Posted by sailerfps
Deck does not get much sun, so had to design bench with chaise ends that adjyst to get sunning area ]]>
<![CDATA[Backyard Shed]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:25:05 -0500 Backyard Shed Posted by Invictaman
My father and I built this shed in my backyard.  My wife and I wanted something different than all of the other 'typical' backyard sheds that you see throughout the neighborhood.  As a result, we... ]]>
<![CDATA[Desert Backyard Firepit ]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 11:16:47 -0500 Desert Backyard Firepit Posted by DSAZ
Added pavers, firepit, and sailcloth to open up unused area of yard.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Pergola between two backyards]]> Mon, 26 May 2014 12:52:46 -0500 Pergola between two backyards Posted by user-175697
I wanted a special fence between our two backyards that can be decorated with flowers and plants. These are spring photos. Not too many flowers yet. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hi-Rise Chicken Coop]]> Sun, 25 May 2014 01:11:50 -0500 Hi-Rise Chicken Coop Posted by edgarstruble
Designed on the fly and built with surplus materials, the coop has been quite a conversation starter at our house. My youngest daughter raised a couple of chicks and when they got too big for the... ]]>
<![CDATA[steps and planter boxes]]> Sat, 24 May 2014 16:42:56 -0500 steps and planter boxes Posted by snips_hfx
Putting in a new set of steps at the front and driveway side of our home, we incorprated a set of stepped flower boxes to the front steps and a set of boxes filled with beach rocks and LED lights on... ]]>
<![CDATA[Pool, house & pergola]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:07:04 -0500 Pool, house & pergola Posted by 1plus1design
We designed this pool house as an oasis. The design includes an indoor/outdoor kitchen, luxurious bath, fireplace and outdoor television with whole yard sound.  ]]>