Tuesday, August 4, 2015
It's really simple and can be done in a day! The supplies I used were:
3 4x4 posts (8')
2 curtain rods
The first step was to figure out the depth I wanted to put the posts. I wanted the hole to be pretty deep, but I didn't want it to take away from the height. As luck would have it, I could only dig 13" below the surface of our patio since I hit bedrock. So, to keep the posts all the same height, I marked 13" on each post. This would be where the patio was going to hit it. So, if I dug to deep or to shallow I would know. And just a heads up, make sure you call your power company/gas company before you dig so you don't hit any lines. :)
I went a few ways with hanging the curtains and the easiest and most secure way that I used was buying a couple of rods from the closet section in Home Depot. I used the hardware that they came with. It looks cheap, but I found that it was the most secure.
Posts: 3 at $8=$24
Rods: 2 at $14 =$28
Caps: 3 at $6=$12
Stain and grommets I had on hand.
Total out of my pocket: $94
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