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Editor's Notepad

Editor's Notepad

Help Us Pick the Outdoor Project Contest Winner

comments (11) June 5th, 2010 in Blogs

UPDATE: The polls are closed. Click here to see the winner.

Help us choose a winner!

We've narrowed the Break Out of the Indoors outdoor project gallery challenge down to five finalists, but we need your help. Take a look at the gallery posts below and vote for your favorite project.

Voting ends at 11:59 ET on June 10, 2010. We'll announce the winner shortly after that.


Follow these links to the gallery, then vote for the winner in the poll below

Bow arm chair, ottoman, and table

Furniture-quality gates

Historic shed and fence

Moon fence

Victorian (Queen Anne) curved porch


posted in: Blogs, deck, outdoor spaces, patio, porch, entryway, stonework
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Comments (11)

SWM1 SWM1 writes: Can't express any better than those remarks already made! Would like to see a refresher/reminder under the "Help us choose a winner" heading. I.e., what was the goal, limitations, time frame, budget, etc.? In fact, each of these would certainly have won, in their own right, within their time and budget ranges. Would another have won had he/she built a complete Victorian ;)
Posted: 2:42 pm on June 9th

JJMR JJMR writes: Love the intricated details, craftsmanship, design.
Posted: 12:57 pm on June 9th

ibkimmers ibkimmers writes: The Victorian Queen Anne's wrap-around porch is exquisite! The craftsmanship is amazing! It actually has the feel of being there for many years. Gorgeous work!!!
Posted: 10:33 am on June 8th

Centnerclan Centnerclan writes: What a fabulous deck! Wish you would build one for me here in my home in Montana. You definitely should win this contest, hands down!! Great craftsmanship. Good luck on this contest.
Posted: 10:31 am on June 8th

threadsscreen threadsscreen writes: To begin with, I thought all of the finalists projects were excellent. Given that, of the five finalist remaining in the "outdoor projects gallery challenge", I must say that my very favourite project was the "historic shed and fence"; in particular, the 10' fence. This fence reminds me of a gorgeous fence that my very talented ex-son-in-law designed and built in Legal AB about 13 years ago. I really thought that my ex-son-in-law's creation was a true thing of beauty, as is the 10' fence in this project.

My 2nd choice would have to be the "furniture-quality garden gate". I found it to be quite elegant.

Excellent projects completed by all candidates!!!
Posted: 12:17 am on June 8th

Sewing2enjoying Sewing2enjoying writes: All the projects were wonderful and I would be happy to have any of them. I did, however, choose the Victorian porch because it is a very complicated venture and it is also very well done. Thank you for the opportunity to vote on these projects and I applaud each and every one of the entrants.

Mary Lou
Posted: 5:45 pm on June 7th

union1yes union1yes writes: Extraordinary skills by every one, I choose the queen Ann porch because of the craftsmanship, the time it must have taken and the cedar wood used with the gingerbread detailing. Awesome
Posted: 5:05 pm on June 7th

Mwascom Mwascom writes: I love all things Vixtorian. This is just gorgeous! I envy the skills that it takes to build something like this.
Posted: 10:00 am on June 7th

damunk damunk writes: loved all. I would have centered stairs on porch. Voted for the moon fence. Never seen anything like it.
Posted: 9:56 am on June 7th

portsMouth portsMouth writes: A tough choice, because the workmanship on all the projects is exemplary. I ultimately voted for the Historic deck and shed because I think that project changed the landscape the most profoundly, but the quality of all five projects deserves kudos.
Posted: 7:58 am on June 7th

loggerpete loggerpete writes: first class workmanship, great design
Posted: 6:24 am on June 7th

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