The lawn is long gone. I tried real hard, honest I did. But then the bermuda grass came, and that was that. But lawn’s are kind of ridiculous anyway; they suck up so much water. So, we’ve decided to put in a patio. We just endured our first quote from a paver salesman, and it […]

Made the cuts for the bottom rails. Made trickier than it should have been just because my table saw, a cheap Ryobi, won’t make clean cuts. So I actually made them with my Porter-Cable router, routing off about a half inch at a pass. Next, I can finally do some pre-assembly to see how things […]

First step was designing it in Sketchup. Download the skp file. Then I laid out the pieces to see how to cut them out of an 8’x4′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood. And cut ’em out. Next it will be time to do some routing. I will use the circle cutting jig I just made to […]